Why Is There Not More Male Nudity in Mainstream Films?

CensoredStacie Adams writes on the Nervous Breakdown:

Today I bring you a subject that’s very close to my heart. And by heart I mean sex organs.

I’m a 31 year old heterosexual woman who is appalled by the lack of male nudity in movies. Tits and girl ass are legion in film, and that’s OK, I don’t mind it. But, in the interest of this equality I hear so much about, perhaps we can add some rock hard pectorals and v-shaped abdomens into the mix? Some chiseled male bums? A quick shot of the little guy?

Remember when action movies always had that scene of the anti-hero crying into his refrigerator, or gun, or eight ounce glass of whiskey over his dead dog, or kid, or wife? And remember how in these scenes said anti-hero would always be without pants and have an ass like Michelangelo’s David?

Well, those scenes were put there for women like me. That’s what got women like me out of the house and to the theatre to see some shitty action movie we would have avoided otherwise. I recently saw Battle: LA, because I love disaster flicks, everything from The Last Wave to Independence Day, and let me tell you that film could have used some dick. The manliest thing about it was Michelle Rodriguez and she certainly isn’t packing. There was lots of chest thumping, lots of ‘take one for the team’ pep-talkery, lots of male bonding, but no actual glimpses of protruding maleness, which is my fancy way of saying no dick at all.

I realize an unsheathed dick on film is an instant NC-17 rating, and that means most theatres will refuse to run your movie, but is that really sensible? Don’t most of us see dicks on a daily basis, either your own or a loved one’s? Will the world end if you see a comely young actor’s wang flopping around? I don’t have many causes, but I think I just might take this one up.

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  • DrDavidKelly

    Hear Hear! I’m a heterosexual male and even I think the willies to pussies ratio is hugely disproportionate on films. If anything it would make the movie experience more real. You know … my old fella is out and about round the house fairly regularly. And if DiCaprio or whoever is worried about the size of his tackle, they could always use a shlong double or use a bit of Hollywood CGI magic! How hard could that be? (pun intended)

  • David

    Hear Hear! I’m a heterosexual male and even I think the willies to pussies ratio is hugely disproportionate on films. If anything it would make the movie experience more real. You know … my old fella is out and about round the house fairly regularly. And if DiCaprio or whoever is worried about the size of his tackle, they could always use a shlong double or use a bit of Hollywood CGI magic! How hard could that be? (pun intended)

  • What

    the same reason there isnt female vaginas in main stream shit. You are retarded.

    • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

      Female vaginas, as opposed to male? Please leave your mother out of this. I can’t believe your retarded comment got 8 likes, but I suppose there is no accounting for taste.

  • What

    the same reason there isnt female vaginas in main stream shit. You are retarded.

  • Thanatos

    I agree partly with both What and David. There are no sprayed open vaginas in mainstream movies – that’s porn. Not to mention that woman who do full frontal nudity most often wear a murkin (false pubic hair) to cover any chance of the labia from showing on film.

    However I, being a heterosexual male also, couldn’t care less if they did want to show ether male or more intimate female nudity in films so long as it wasn’t just for the sake of nudity. A shot of someone getting out of a shower or something similar that adds to a story where the person is nude and dangling is innocent enough. However, I have seen more than a needed share of movies who’s entire basis for being was gratuitous nudity for the nudity – I don’t really want to see that. If I wanted porn with shitty acting, plot and music, I’d get porn!

    But I’m sure that there are MANY male actors who would not want to have their “junk” plopped out onto the big screen because of a small part. Considering that most males are in the 6.5″ or under category and some, like myself, have “growers” not “showers”, I can understand that! Erect, I’m above average, but flaccid it’s rather embarrassing! I’m positive that I’m not the only male in that situation and I doubt that they would be filming males with raging hard-ons on the set…..again, that’s porn…lol

  • http://twitter.com/thanatos_rises Thanatos

    I agree partly with both What and David. There are no sprayed open vaginas in mainstream movies – that’s porn. Not to mention that woman who do full frontal nudity most often wear a murkin (false pubic hair) to cover any chance of the labia from showing on film.

    However I, being a heterosexual male also, couldn’t care less if they did want to show ether male or more intimate female nudity in films so long as it wasn’t just for the sake of nudity. A shot of someone getting out of a shower or something similar that adds to a story where the person is nude and dangling is innocent enough. However, I have seen more than a needed share of movies who’s entire basis for being was gratuitous nudity for the nudity – I don’t really want to see that. If I wanted porn with shitty acting, plot and music, I’d get porn!

    But I’m sure that there are MANY male actors who would not want to have their “junk” plopped out onto the big screen because of a small part. Considering that most males are in the 6.5″ or under category and some, like myself, have “growers” not “showers”, I can understand that! Erect, I’m above average, but flaccid it’s rather embarrassing! I’m positive that I’m not the only male in that situation and I doubt that they would be filming males with raging hard-ons on the set…..again, that’s porn…lol

  • Thanatos

    BTW, do you have any idea how hard it is to find male nudes on the Net that AREN’T Gay related?!?!

    I have sites where I have nudes and articles for men AND women Straight & LGB and I have a VERY difficult time finding non-Gay related nude male photos to post. Even Playgirl seem more Gay related than aimed towards women!

    Society needs to REALLY get over it’s hang-ups about the human body and learn to relax and enjoy it….it’s a remarkable piece of biology.

  • http://twitter.com/thanatos_rises Thanatos

    BTW, do you have any idea how hard it is to find male nudes on the Net that AREN’T Gay related?!?!

    I have sites where I have nudes and articles for men AND women Straight & LGB and I have a VERY difficult time finding non-Gay related nude male photos to post. Even Playgirl seem more Gay related than aimed towards women!

    Society needs to REALLY get over it’s hang-ups about the human body and learn to relax and enjoy it….it’s a remarkable piece of biology.

  • hucksawyer

    Why the hell should we see male nudity in mainstream films? To satisfy this stupid bitch? Wasn’t the perversely homosexual nazi pile of crap “300” enough? Get outta here.

    • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

      I know satisfying a stupid bitch is far out of your realm of expertise, which may be why you are so angry.

      • hucksawyer

        I have plenty of better things to do than to satisfy stupid bitches, and moreoever, when it comes to women, one can (and should) always find a decent one rather than a stupid bitch. Angry? Yeah, dumb crap like the article above annoys me (though I might be mis-reading it). What annoys you?

        • Tuna Ghost

          when people use the term “stupid bitch” when even a little bit annoyed by a woman. That annoys me, anyway.

    • PerhapsNextTime

      Dude, you have some serious issues you need to work through…good luck (sounds like you will need it!)

      • hucksawyer

        So what are the issues I need solve? Be specific!

        Why should we see any titillating nudity in mainstream films? Don’t we have porn? Do you know what Hitchcock and Chaplin (if I remember correctly) said about sex scenes?

        Next, is the author a stupid bitch or isn’t she? It is well known that cinema and porn treat women like objects. The article above argues movies should treat men as objects as well (rather than treating all people like humans). Now, the author is being either serious or ironic. In the former case she is indeed a stupid bitch; in the latter case I was also being ironic in calling her a stupid bitch.

        Last, 300 is a blatantly nazi movie. It focuses on 300 Aryans who slaughter infinite numbers of goblin-like Arabs/Persians/Asians/Blacks. The only bad Aryan in 300 is the crippled Aryan. Hitler would have been proud!
        I should have also mentioned that 300 is deeply misogynistic – think about it and you’ll see why.
        Regarding the gayness of 300 – throughout the movie you have 300 naked buff oily doodes jumping at each other… Historically Sparta was full of gays pedophiles. Here I’m not condemning gays – live and let live – I’m just saying.

        Now, do you not think 300 is a misogynist perverse Nazi movie?

        • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

          I’ve heard 300 described as the most homoerotic homophobic movie ever, and I think that’s a pretty good appraisal, as homoeroticism tends to go hand in hand with homophobia.

  • Anonymous

    Why the hell should we see male nudity in mainstream films? To satisfy this stupid bitch? Wasn’t the perversely homosexual nazi pile of crap “300” enough? Get outta here.

  • DeepCough

    I don’t know about anybody here, but I don’t go to an R-rated movie expecting full-blown nudity coupled with explicit fucking–I mean, it’s a nice break from all the violence, action, drama or humor on the screen, and it helps to spice things up, sure–but nevertheless, I’ve come to terms with the fact that most Hollywood actors and actresses don’t find it classy to show their penises and vaginas on the big screen, unlike the porn industry. So, by all means, ladies, go to your local adult bookstore, I’m sure you’ll find what you want there.

  • DeepCough

    I don’t know about anybody here, but I don’t go to an R-rated movie expecting full-blown nudity coupled with explicit fucking–I mean, it’s a nice break from all the violence, action, drama or humor on the screen, and it helps to spice things up, sure–but nevertheless, I’ve come to terms with the fact that most Hollywood actors and actresses don’t find it classy to show their penises and vaginas on the big screen, unlike the porn industry. So, by all means, ladies, go to your local adult bookstore, I’m sure you’ll find what you want there.

  • FlaccidRagingMantaRays

    Just as many men watch films as women, but who cares for statistics. You don’t see the clit in movies, just like you don’t see raging penis with bulging veins. I’ve never met or witnessed a girl making a face at a pair of tits in a movie. I’d imagine seeing an actors vagina would have some women feeling uncomfortable, just as seeing as fucking dick would make me feel weirded out and unless it’s a sex film or some of that red-shoe-diary-bullshit then no, it’s not necessary, it’s not needed and it ain’t gonna happen unless women go into a film dick frenzy.

    You sound like a nymph or somethin’, or some just really sexually engaged, one of those women who enjoys dicks, vaginas, tits, assholes pressed against dry chapped lips, etc.

    I just think this is one of the more unnecessary and stupid disinfo articles. It would probably work out better in the sexual relationships forum of Plentyoffish.

  • FlaccidRagingMantaRays

    Just as many men watch films as women, but who cares for statistics. You don’t see the clit in movies, just like you don’t see raging penis with bulging veins. I’ve never met or witnessed a girl making a face at a pair of tits in a movie. I’d imagine seeing an actors vagina would have some women feeling uncomfortable, just as seeing as fucking dick would make me feel weirded out and unless it’s a sex film or some of that red-shoe-diary-bullshit then no, it’s not necessary, it’s not needed and it ain’t gonna happen unless women go into a film dick frenzy.

    You sound like a nymph or somethin’, or some just really sexually engaged, one of those women who enjoys dicks, vaginas, tits, assholes pressed against dry chapped lips, etc.

    I just think this is one of the more unnecessary and stupid disinfo articles. It would probably work out better in the sexual relationships forum of Plentyoffish.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Is it me, or is this article basically someone becoming aware of the “male gaze” phenomena in film?

  • Tuna Ghost

    Is it me, or is this article basically someone becoming aware of the “male gaze” phenomena in film?

    • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

      No, I don’t go in for that feminist film theory bullshit, but thanks for playing.

      • Tuna Ghost

        Holy shit, you wrote the article? …well I guess I should have known

        • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

          Muwhahahahaha, I can’t be stopped.

  • Tuna Ghost

    I realize an unsheathed dick on film is an instant NC-17 rating

    Ummm, that is demonstrably false.

  • Tuna Ghost

    I realize an unsheathed dick on film is an instant NC-17 rating

    Ummm, that is demonstrably false.

  • eva

    I loved this post and totally agree with you, it’s unfair that a vagina is supposedly ok to see as long as it isn’t spread open, but a penis is apparently too vulgar even if it isn’t rock hard. It’s unfair!!! I’m so annoyed to live in a world where the male gaze is the only one that is being recognized, we need to work on bringing attention to the female gaze!!!! And personally,as a female, I want to gaze on male butts and other interesting male anatomy in films to make up for all the nude girls I see. I don’t mind seeing the girls, and I also don’t need to see the men, it would be ok for me to have no nudity at all- it’s the lack of balance in what we get to see that annoys me.

  • eva

    I loved this post and totally agree with you, it’s unfair that a vagina is supposedly ok to see as long as it isn’t spread open, but a penis is apparently too vulgar even if it isn’t rock hard. It’s unfair!!! I’m so annoyed to live in a world where the male gaze is the only one that is being recognized, we need to work on bringing attention to the female gaze!!!! And personally,as a female, I want to gaze on male butts and other interesting male anatomy in films to make up for all the nude girls I see. I don’t mind seeing the girls, and I also don’t need to see the men, it would be ok for me to have no nudity at all- it’s the lack of balance in what we get to see that annoys me.

    • Kbeaudrie

      I have yet to see a vagina in a main stream movie but I have seen several penises – some erect.  Let’s not equate exposed female breasts or pubic hair (might as well see a hairy underarm) with exposed penises.  That’s an insult!  If there are exposed penises, why will we never see a truly exposed vulva.  I have seen two 12 year old boys in main stream motion pictures with erections but have yet to see a 12 year old girls vulva.

  • Hamsanath437

    this is a no-brainer. it’s whatever sells. If you wanna see more male junk, start getting women to flood the theatres that have male nudity. most films I can think of with male nudity are football films, generally not the targeted interest of women though

  • Hamsanath437

    this is a no-brainer. it’s whatever sells. If you wanna see more male junk, start getting women to flood the theatres that have male nudity. most films I can think of with male nudity are football films, generally not the targeted interest of women though

  • Hamsanath437

    this is a no-brainer. it’s whatever sells. If you wanna see more male junk, start getting women to flood the theatres that have male nudity. most films I can think of with male nudity are football films, generally not the targeted interest of women though

  • Hamsanath437

    this is a no-brainer. it’s whatever sells. If you wanna see more male junk, start getting women to flood the theatres that have male nudity. most films I can think of with male nudity are football films, generally not the targeted interest of women though

  • Hamsanath437

    this is a no-brainer. it’s whatever sells. If you wanna see more male junk, start getting women to flood the theatres that have male nudity. most films I can think of with male nudity are football films, generally not the targeted interest of women though

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

      So that is where the secret stash is?

  • bangtheconundrum

    I’m a straight female and I feel the same. Yet look what happens when you say it: “you’re a nympho,” “male nudity is gay,” “go watch porn,” “girls LIKE to see naked girls.”

    I like men, and I appreciate their physicality. Not only can it be a turn-on to see guys’ anatomy, when we’re talking about movies nudity can be the ultimate expression of vulnerability (Viggo Mortenson in Eastern Promises, Daniel Craig in Love is the Devil). And Judd Apatow is of course on a mission to get penis into mainstream movies just for fun.

    I think as the economic balance shifts, with women having the means to pay for what they want, and getting some control over what’s available, there will be more options. Of course SOME straight males will still call the sexualization of men “gay,” but the fact is a lot of straight men don’t mind being desired/sexualized by other men (David LaChappelle’s recent photos of David Beckham). And more and more straight men, just like MOST straight women, are even comfortable with admitting to the beauty/desirability of someone of their same sex.

  • bangtheconundrum

    I’m a straight female and I feel the same. Yet look what happens when you say it: “you’re a nympho,” “male nudity is gay,” “go watch porn,” “girls LIKE to see naked girls.”

    I like men, and I appreciate their physicality. Not only can it be a turn-on to see guys’ anatomy, when we’re talking about movies nudity can be the ultimate expression of vulnerability (Viggo Mortenson in Eastern Promises, Daniel Craig in Love is the Devil). And Judd Apatow is of course on a mission to get penis into mainstream movies just for fun.

    I think as the economic balance shifts, with women having the means to pay for what they want, and getting some control over what’s available, there will be more options. Of course SOME straight males will still call the sexualization of men “gay,” but the fact is a lot of straight men don’t mind being desired/sexualized by other men (David LaChappelle’s recent photos of David Beckham). And more and more straight men, just like MOST straight women, are even comfortable with admitting to the beauty/desirability of someone of their same sex.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Thanks for your honest and articulate opinion. Do you think alot of women think the same? Interested in your opinion….

      • chazbot

        I think the same :)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think male nudity in film will ever reach the popularity or attraction nude females add to the cinema. Since all the penis you will ever see in a Hollywood style film will be flacid. I suspect that wrinkly, flacid penises are not what women want to see, particularly. All the gratuitous “pink” shots of women and men with erections are pretty much reserved for porno. Men show there chests all the time on screen, but unlike women -our chests are not taboo for viewing.

    Men are depicted almost naked in so many films -just as women are. Men show there torso’s all the time in film -which is technically “more skin” than the average women shows on film or otherwise.

    I ask any women here -do you really go to the movies just to see a flacid penis -even if its say- George Clooney’s? …..or is it the “whole package” and not just his “junk”?

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I don’t think male nudity in film will ever reach the popularity or attraction nude females add to the cinema. Since all the penis you will ever see in a Hollywood style film will be flacid. I suspect that wrinkly, flacid penises are not what women want to see, particularly. All the gratuitous “pink” shots of women and men with erections are pretty much reserved for porno. Men show there chests all the time on screen, but unlike women -our chests are not taboo for viewing.

    Men are depicted almost naked in so many films -just as women are. Men show there torso’s all the time in film -which is technically “more skin” than the average women shows on film or otherwise.

    I ask any women here -do you really go to the movies just to see a flacid penis -even if its say- George Clooney’s? …..or is it the “whole package” and not just his “junk”?

    • listentothemusic

      ” I suspect that wrinkly, flacid penises are not what women want to see”

      Ah, finally someone said it out loud. This is a popular lie, I think. This is the same as saying men probably only want to see vagina when it’s wet. Penises are acceptable in all forms. A penis is a penis. An erection, more size, etc does not necessarily make it more attractive, no matter whose penis it is.

      “Men are depicted almost naked in so many films -just as women are. Men show there torso’s all the time in film -which is technically “more skin” than the average women shows on film or otherwise.”

      Here in this society that we live in, there are only certain, designated areas where women can take off their tops, showing their bare breasts in public without potentially facing an indecent exposure charge. It is a double standard. I don’t think measuring square inches of visible skin counts as any kind of equality. Hell, women may as well cover up their faces too. . Covering any part of the body, when it becomes accepted into society as the norm, automatically creates a taboo. I firmly believe their would not be all the hoopin and hollerin over boobies if they were out in the open as much as men’s chests are.

      Indeed, Men shouldn’t have to show their penises until there are exposed vaginas on the big screen, but I understand the point the writer was trying to make. There is inequality, but it stretches much broader than film and I think that has to be addressed before movies can depict that.

      Related:

      Gaze in film: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze

      • GoodDoktorBad

        First of all, I really don’t care if they put more limp dicks in flicks, or for that matter -more fuzzy camel toes.
        If its relevent to “real life” -then why not.

        I merely posed a few theories and was hoping to get a womans opinion since I am not a member of that gender. Are you a woman by chance?

        “Men show there chests all the time on screen, but unlike women -our chests are not taboo for viewing.”
        I know what a taboo is or I wouldn’t have used it in a sentence. Women’s breasts are naturally attractive to those that enjoy them -male or female. As you imply, the attraction and titilation are intensified by the fact that they are usually covered and fiercly guarded -though often prominently displayed like a dangling carrot.

        If you are a woman than your opinion is worth something extra in this case. If you’re a man than your opinion is possibly just as warped as mine…

        • listentothemusic

          Sounds like you have your mind made up already.

          • GoodDoktorBad

            Ditto

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=580380351 Potter Dee

    So that is where the secret stash is?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    As long as its tasteful nudity should be about as equal as it should be. However most nudity you get in mainstream shows are pointless softcore sex scenes in attempts to make up for how terrible the movie is. To me it’s usually a distraction from the story, and usually that is done on purpose. Whenever you see something like this in a movie ask yourself “was this really necessary?” or “did this really have any important implications in the plot?”

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    As long as its tasteful nudity should be about as equal as it should be. However most nudity you get in mainstream shows are pointless softcore sex scenes in attempts to make up for how terrible the movie is. To me it’s usually a distraction from the story, and usually that is done on purpose. Whenever you see something like this in a movie ask yourself “was this really necessary?” or “did this really have any important implications in the plot?”

  • justagirl

    “rock hard pectorals and v-shaped abdomens into the mix? some chiseled male bums? a quick shot of the little guy?” that just doesn’t sound sexy to me. however, i do share your opinion in wanting to see the penis in films. men can be cowardice retards sometimes.

  • justagirl

    “rock hard pectorals and v-shaped abdomens into the mix? some chiseled male bums? a quick shot of the little guy?” that just doesn’t sound sexy to me. however, i do share your opinion in wanting to see the penis in films. men can be cowardice retards sometimes.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      I think men think their dick is most attractive when its hard and rather unimpressive when its not, which is not that far from truth. To me, a straight man, it’s kind of an ugly lookin old man when its just hangin limp.

      I’m glad females don’t neccesarily share that view…

      • justagirl

        in the book i am reading right now (ironically) the limp penis is compared to “the kings iron before the forge”. you probably think that’s childish, but, perhaps a little more sexy than “the old man”(?).

        • GoodDoktorBad

          Nice metaphor. I don’t think its childish and its definatly more sexy than the “old man”.

          An ex girlfriend of mine used to call my dick -“Richard -because dick is short for Richard” -her exact words.
          She had a way of exagerating perhaps since I think 6 inches is about average, but it was nice to be appreciated. LOL

  • listentothemusic

    ” I suspect that wrinkly, flacid penises are not what women want to see”

    Ah, finally someone said it out loud. This is a popular lie, I think. This is the same as saying men probably only want to see vagina when it’s wet. Penises are acceptable in all forms. A penis is a penis. An erection, more size, etc does not necessarily make it more attractive, no matter whose penis it is.

    “Men are depicted almost naked in so many films -just as women are. Men show there torso’s all the time in film -which is technically “more skin” than the average women shows on film or otherwise.”

    Here in this society that we live in, there are only certain, designated areas where women can take off their tops, showing their bare breasts in public without potentially facing an indecent exposure charge. It is a double standard. I don’t think measuring square inches of visible skin counts as any kind of equality. Hell, women may as well cover up their faces too. . Covering any part of the body, when it becomes accepted into society as the norm, automatically creates a taboo. I firmly believe their would not be all the hoopin and hollerin over boobies if they were out in the open as much as men’s chests are.

    Indeed, Men shouldn’t have to show their penises until there are exposed vaginas on the big screen, but I understand the point the writer was trying to make. There is inequality, but it stretches much broader than film and I think that has to be addressed before movies can depict that.

    Related:

    Gaze in film: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaze

  • Anonymous

    First of all, I really don’t care if they put more limp dicks in flicks, or for that matter -more fuzzy camel toes.
    If its relevent to “real life” -then why not.

    I merely posed a few theories and was hoping to get a womans opinion since I am not a member of that gender. Are you a woman by chance?

    “Men show there chests all the time on screen, but unlike women -our chests are not taboo for viewing.”
    I know what a taboo is or I wouldn’t have used it in a sentence. Women’s breasts are naturally attractive to those that enjoy them -male or female. As you imply, the attraction and titilation are intensified by the fact that they are usually covered and fiercly guarded -though often prominently displayed like a dangling carrot.

    If you are a woman than your opinion is worth something extra in this case. If you’re a man than your opinion is possibly just as warped as mine…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your honest and articulate opinion. Do you think alot of women think the same? Interested in your opinion….

  • chazbot

    I think the same :)

  • Bud Bundy

    I saw Bruno, and I cannot unsee a 30 foot wang helicoptering on the screen. Luckily the theater had a bar.

  • Bud Bundy

    I saw Bruno, and I cannot unsee a 30 foot wang helicoptering on the screen. Luckily the theater had a bar.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Siragusa/682282532 Mark Siragusa

      I knew there was a reason i didn’t see that…

  • Anonymous

    I think men think their dick is most attractive when its hard and rather unimpressive when its not, which is not that far from truth. To me, a straight man, it’s kind of an ugly lookin old man when its just hangin limp.

    I’m glad females don’t neccesarily share that view…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Siragusa/682282532 Mark Siragusa

    I knew there was a reason i didn’t see that…

  • andrealevicky

    I am a woman. I loved the article. Thank you dear Stacie, you made my day. Not since the days of Magnum PI have we seen hunky guys in hot pants strutting around. The issue for me is not nudity so much as sexuality. Our male characters are virile maybe but rarely sexy. Lets see some tight pants, a little package, lets see buffed and sexy, titillating and tempting. And sure, there are men commenting here can`t handle women talking about them as sexual objects. They can dish it out but they can`t take it. Come on boys, buck up and take it like a man, and put your damn hot pants on!!! :-)

  • andrealevicky

    I am a woman. I loved the article. Thank you dear Stacie, you made my day. Not since the days of Magnum PI have we seen hunky guys in hot pants strutting around. The issue for me is not nudity so much as sexuality. Our male characters are virile maybe but rarely sexy. Lets see some tight pants, a little package, lets see buffed and sexy, titillating and tempting. And sure, there are men commenting here can`t handle women talking about them as sexual objects. They can dish it out but they can`t take it. Come on boys, buck up and take it like a man, and put your damn hot pants on!!! :-)

  • MinaLiyasi

    You know, you’re right. I can think of only one off the top of my head. Robin Williams’ nude scene in World’s Greatest Dad.

  • MinaLiyasi

    You know, you’re right. I can think of only one off the top of my head. Robin Williams’ nude scene in World’s Greatest Dad.

    • andrealevicky

      I just watched it, so great! Thanks for the tip MinaLiyasi :-)

      Here’s a list, in descending order of hotness, of 10 movies with male nudity. And here’s a link to the page I got it from. Nice link, humorous, intelligent and insightful. Oh, and sexy!

      http://www.salon.com/entertainment/feature/2009/07/09/penis_listicle

      10. Harvey Keitel, “Bad Lieutenant,” “The Piano”

      9. Vincent Gallo, “Brown Bunny”

      8. Ensemble, “Shortbus”

      7. Dr. Manhattan, “Watchmen”

      6. Ben Stiller, “There’s Something About Mary”

      5. Ewan McGregor, “The Pillow Book,” “Young Adam”

      4. Jason Segel, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

      3. Entire cast, “Caligula”

      2. Jaye Davidson, “The Crying Game”

      1. Mark Wahlberg, “Boogie Nights”

      • GoodDoktorBad

        Mark Wahlberg’s penis in “Boogie Nights” was fake -a prosthesis…

      • 5by5

        Spartacus and Queer As Folk bring the hard ons too on the teevee, but that’s only on the premium channels of Starz and Showtime.

      • Tired of Previews?

        Don’t forget Ewan McGregor in “The Ghost Writer” where he now claims that is his last nude scene
        http://www.tiredofpreviews.com/2011/03/ghost-writer.html – Not a good movie but I didn’t mind that scene ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/Steverapaport Steve Rapaport

        Don’t forget Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers”, where both men and the woman get naked most of the time, yet it’s not porn.  And by the way I have it on good authority that that wasn’t Marky’s little Mark in Boogie Nights.  Probably Ron Jeremy’s.

  • andrealevicky

    I just watched it, so great! Thanks for the tip MinaLiyasi :-)

    Here’s a list, in descending order of hotness, of 10 movies with male nudity. And here’s a link to the page I got it from. Nice link, humorous, intelligent and insightful. Oh, and sexy!

    http://www.salon.com/entertainment/feature/2009/07/09/penis_listicle

    10. Harvey Keitel, “Bad Lieutenant,” “The Piano”

    9. Vincent Gallo, “Brown Bunny”

    8. Ensemble, “Shortbus”

    7. Dr. Manhattan, “Watchmen”

    6. Ben Stiller, “There’s Something About Mary”

    5. Ewan McGregor, “The Pillow Book,” “Young Adam”

    4. Jason Segel, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

    3. Entire cast, “Caligula”

    2. Jaye Davidson, “The Crying Game”

    1. Mark Wahlberg, “Boogie Nights”

  • listentothemusic

    Sounds like you have your mind made up already.

  • Anonymous

    Ditto

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    I was chuckling all over when I read this. You tickled my mind with such thoughts

  • More schlong PLZ!

    I agree! There are too many tits and women’s asses. How about something for the ladies? Men are such lonely and whiny hypocrites.

  • More schlong PLZ!

    I agree! There are too many tits and women’s asses. How about something for the ladies? Men are such lonely and whiny hypocrites.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      “lonely and whiny hypocrites” is hardly a phrase that applies only to men. Lets not make this a gender war.

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    I think anyone who have a weak heart won’t like it if he sees himself nude in the mainstream

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    No, I don’t go in for that feminist film theory bullshit, but thanks for playing.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Female vaginas, as opposed to male? Please leave your mother out of this. I can’t believe your retarded comment got 8 likes, but I suppose there is no accounting for taste.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    I know satisfying a stupid bitch is far out of your realm of expertise, which may be why you are so angry.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Thanks to everyone who commented and didn’t call me retarded, a stupid bitch, or imply that I am some kind of insatiable cock-slut. Which may be true, but that’s neither here nor there.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Thanks to everyone who commented and didn’t call me retarded, a stupid bitch, or imply that I am some kind of insatiable cock-slut. Which may be true, but that’s neither here nor there.

    • hucksawyer

      Sorry for calling you a stupid bitch. But I do think your thesis is wrong. You gave a couple of examples of dick on film – how many examples of vagina on film are there? I can only think of “Basic Instinct”. Of ass the two sexes donate equal amounts. For every breast we have a six-pack. It’s about even.
      Do you really think the statue of David that you referenced to is less beautiful than Venus de Milo? Isn’t the female body utilitarian in the sense that it is designed to carry children?

      But all right, we can just take your article as an tongue-in-cheek attack on cinematic hyper-masculinity. Fair enough.

      • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

        That’s alright, man. But thank you for re-stating your position in such a classy way. I can appreciate that you disagree, and I see your point about the female body being utilitarian as well.

      • 5by5

        jackoffkane: “For every breast we have a six-pack. It’s about even.”

        Wow. What a load of super crap false equivalency.

        If it’s “even” then I’m sure you too will get arrested for “indecent exposure” when you take off your shirt in a public place and reveal your (no doubt far from) washboard abs, the same way a woman will, if she takes off her shirt to reveal her glorious love globes to the public.

        I not only object to the lack of seeing male full-frontal and full tuckus, I also object to the blurring of nipples on basic cable that resulted from the Janet Jackson kerfuffle of senseless Puritanical stupidity.

        I PAY for cable. I’m paying for boobies, dangley bits and all the rest. If others don’t want to see such things, DON’T PAY FOR CABLE.

  • Justsayvince

    Hmmm, that’s a HARD ONe. This may sound NUTS, but maybe it inDICKates that many young actors aren’t quite so COCKsure. After all, the competition for good parts is mighty STIFF, and no one wants to get HOSEd. Sure, some guys might be proud …of their goods, and would be happy to let it all hang out, but that might PRICK the bubble of imagination and fantasy for fans of the lesser-endowed MEMBERS of Hollywood. Perhaps a UNIT of some lesser-endowed actors got the BALL rolling back during the JOHNSON years, to protect their own reputations. I am thinking some sort of unwritten agreement limiting the Full Monty to porn flicks and art films. A PACKAGE Deal, so to speak.

  • Justsayvince

    Hmmm, that’s a HARD ONe. This may sound NUTS, but maybe it inDICKates that many young actors aren’t quite so COCKsure. After all, the competition for good parts is mighty STIFF, and no one wants to get HOSEd. Sure, some guys might be proud …of their goods, and would be happy to let it all hang out, but that might PRICK the bubble of imagination and fantasy for fans of the lesser-endowed MEMBERS of Hollywood. Perhaps a UNIT of some lesser-endowed actors got the BALL rolling back during the JOHNSON years, to protect their own reputations. I am thinking some sort of unwritten agreement limiting the Full Monty to porn flicks and art films. A PACKAGE Deal, so to speak.

  • andrealevicky

    Women are no different than men. We are just like you, we have souls and feelings. We also don`t like to see ourselves nude in the mainstream if we have a weak heart (and who doesn`t?), but is it often a requirement for us if we want to work. If we are required to do it, if the difference between working and not working means having to be naked in front of the whole frikking WORLD, then you guys have to do it too, Fair is Fair! :-)

  • andrealevicky

    Women are no different than men. We are just like you, we have souls and feelings. We also don`t like to see ourselves nude in the mainstream if we have a weak heart (and who doesn`t?), but is it often a requirement for us if we want to work. If we are required to do it, if the difference between working and not working means having to be naked in front of the whole frikking WORLD, then you guys have to do it too, Fair is Fair! :-)

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Just look at how people react to films like Borat and Bruno. You’d think the world was being attacked by Martians. Our species is stuck at the maturity level of 8 to 14-year-olds

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Just look at how people react to films like Borat and Bruno. You’d think the world was being attacked by Martians. Our species is stuck at middle-school maturity.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      The scene with Borat’s fat, naked friend was completly disgusting and also completely hilarious. A rare combination indeed. Borat was a great film….

  • Anonymous

    Mark Wahlberg’s penis in “Boogie Nights” was fake -a prosthesis…

  • Anonymous

    The scene with Borat’s fat, naked friend was completly disgusting and also completely hilarious. A rare combination indeed. Borat was a great film….

  • justagirl

    in the book i am reading right now (ironically) the limp penis is compared to “the kings iron before the forge”. you probably think that’s childish, but, perhaps a little more sexy than “the old man”(?).

  • Anonymous

    Nice metaphor. I don’t think its childish and its definatly more sexy than the “old man”.

    An ex girlfriend of mine used to call my dick -“Richard -because dick is short for Richard” -her exact words.
    She had a way of exagerating perhaps since I think 6 inches is about average, but it was nice to be appreciated. LOL

  • Anonymous

    “lonely and whiny hypocrites” is hardly a phrase that applies only to men. Lets not make this a gender war.

  • PerhapsNextTime

    Dude, you have some serious issues you need to work through…good luck (sounds like you will need it!)

  • Anonymous

    I have plenty of better things to do than to satisfy stupid bitches, and moreoever, when it comes to women, one can always find a decent one rather than a stupid bitch. Angry? Yeah, dumb crap like this annoys me. What annoys you?

  • Anonymous

    So what are the issues I need solve? Be specific!

    Why should we see any titillating nudity in mainstream films? Don’t we have porn? Do you know what Hitchcock and Chaplin (if I remember correctly) said about sex scenes?

    Next, is the author a stupid bitch or isn’t she? It is well known that cinema and porn treat women like objects. The article above argues movies should treat men as objects as well (rather than treating all people like humans). Now, the author is being either serious or ironic. In the former case she is indeed a stupid bitch; in the latter case I was also being ironic in calling her a stupid bitch.

    Last, 300 is a blatantly nazi movie. It focuses on 300 Aryans who slaughter infinite numbers of goblin-like Arabs/Persians/Asians/Blacks. The only bad Aryan in 300 is the crippled Aryan. Hitler would have been proud!
    I should have also mentioned that 300 is deeply misogynistic – think about it and you’ll see why.
    Regarding the gayness of 300 – throughout the movie you have 300 naked buff oily doodes jumping at each other… Historically Sparta was full of gays pedophiles. Here I’m not condemning gays – live and let live – I’m just saying.

    Now, do you not think 300 is a misogynist perverse Nazi movie?

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for calling you a stupid bitch. But I do think your thesis is wrong. You gave a couple of examples of dick on film – how many examples of vagina on film are there? I can only think of “Basic Instinct”. Of ass the two sexes donate equal amounts. For every breast we have a six-pack. It’s about even.
    Do you really think the statue of David that you referenced to is less beautiful than Venus de Milo? Isn’t the female body utilitarian in the sense that it is designed to carry children?

    But all right, we can just take your article as an tongue-in-cheek attack on cinematic hyper-masculinity. Fair enough.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Holy shit, you wrote the article? …well I guess I should have known

  • Tuna Ghost

    when people use the term “stupid bitch” when even a little bit annoyed by a woman. That annoys me, anyway.

  • dirtyjohnny

    You retarded, stupid bitch… Can I show you mine?

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    That’s alright, man. But thank you for re-stating your position in such a classy way. I can appreciate that you disagree, and I see your point about the female body being utilitarian as well.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Sure, but don’t get mad when I point and laugh.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    I’ve heard 300 described as the most homoerotic homophobic movie ever, and I think that’s a pretty good appraisal, as homoeroticism tends to go hand in hand with homophobia.

  • 5by5

    jackoffkane: “For every breast we have a six-pack. It’s about even.”

    Wow. What a load of super crap false equivalency.

    If it’s “even” then I’m sure you too will get arrested for “indecent exposure” when you take off your shirt in a public place and reveal your (no doubt far from) washboard abs, the same way a woman will, if she takes off her shirt to reveal her glorious love globes to the public.

    I not only object to the lack of seeing male full-frontal and full tuckus, I also object to the blurring of nipples on basic cable that resulted from the Janet Jackson kerfuffle of senseless Puritanical stupidity.

    I PAY for cable. I’m paying for boobies, dangley bits and all the rest. If others don’t want to see such things, DON’T PAY FOR CABLE.

  • 5by5

    Spartacus and Queer As Folk bring the hard ons too on the teevee, but that’s only on the premium channels of Starz and Showtime.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Muwhahahahaha, I can’t be stopped.

  • Gergith

    I unfortunately have to agree;

    When I saw The Watchmen I thought It was AMAZING; PERFECTLY true to the comic book. The only change was 100% expected (the different object in the ending). I also was upset by the missing comic book scenes the kid reads about the man sailing on zombies, but was OVERjoyed when they had it as an extra animated 30 minute short.

    REGARDLESS, I was BEYOND upset at the idea most everyones complaint about the movie who had compliants, included Dr Manhattan’s penis! Now, In the comic literally almost every scene that includes him that ISNT a close on his face, includes his blue member. I was VERY happy they didn’t edit this out. Not because I want to see it, but because it was what the artist drew in the comic book. They followed it faithfully :)

    It’s just the human body, the more we are exposed to it, the less we care. Look at Europeans with there beaches, there adverts, and what happens to TV after 10 :p

  • Gergith

    I unfortunately have to agree;

    When I saw The Watchmen I thought It was AMAZING; PERFECTLY true to the comic book. The only change was 100% expected (the different object in the ending). I also was upset by the missing comic book scenes the kid reads about the man sailing on zombies, but was OVERjoyed when they had it as an extra animated 30 minute short.

    REGARDLESS, I was BEYOND upset at the idea most everyones complaint about the movie who had compliants, included Dr Manhattan’s penis! Now, In the comic literally almost every scene that includes him that ISNT a close on his face, includes his blue member. I was VERY happy they didn’t edit this out. Not because I want to see it, but because it was what the artist drew in the comic book. They followed it faithfully :)

    It’s just the human body, the more we are exposed to it, the less we care. Look at Europeans with there beaches, there adverts, and what happens to TV after 10 :p

  • Tired of Previews?

    Don’t forget Ewan McGregor in “The Ghost Writer” where he now claims that is his last nude scene
    http://www.tiredofpreviews.com/2011/03/ghost-writer.html – Not a good movie but I didn’t mind that scene ;-)

  • KK826

    Also, how many women really want to see full nudity of the male body – a cute topless dude or a nice butt shot is all we need. Also, to be honest, the female body is slightly more attractive to look at nude. I am, however, over the abundance of T & A these days but I see why it is done – the majority of movie goers i.e. ticket payers is male. It’s a dollar and sense thing – in my opinion.

  • KK826

    Also, how many women really want to see full nudity of the male body – a cute topless dude or a nice butt shot is all we need. Also, to be honest, the female body is slightly more attractive to look at nude. I am, however, over the abundance of T & A these days but I see why it is done – the majority of movie goers i.e. ticket payers is male. It’s a dollar and sense thing – in my opinion.

    • Resetqnpd

      Are you people for real or do you all just live under a rock?!?! Have you ever looked at magazines or watched soap operas- daytime or nighttime? Have you seen the Old Spice or Ax commercials? Have you watched any Vampire movies or shows? Have you seen a single romantic comedy? Have you seen movies at all?

      True Blood, Spartacus, Hung, Forget About Sarah Marshall, Borat, Bruno, The Hangover, Eat Pray Love, 28 Days Later, Rome, Weeds, Lucky Louie, OZ, Hall Pass, Watchmen, Eastern Promises, Boogie Nights, all Jackass movies, Sex in the City 1 and 2, Deadwood, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Saw IV, Crying Game, Room with a View, Wild Things, The Life of Brian, Young Adam, Kinsey, and many, many more.

      Now who could name ONE movie that shows a graphic shot of female anatomy? Not one!!!!!

      Why don’t all of you get some common sense and compare genitals with genitals. Boobs do not equal a penis. This article is the same drivel that’s repeated over and over and couldn’t be further from the truth. A lie repeated 50,000 times is still a lie!!!!

  • Resetqnpd

    Are you people for real or do you all just live under a rock?!?! Have you ever looked at magazines or watched soap operas- daytime or nighttime? Have you seen the Old Spice or Ax commercials? Have you watched any Vampire movies or shows? Have you seen a single romantic comedy? Have you seen movies at all?

    True Blood, Spartacus, Hung, Forget About Sarah Marshall, Borat, Bruno, The Hangover, Eat Pray Love, 28 Days Later, Rome, Weeds, Lucky Louie, OZ, Hall Pass, Watchmen, Eastern Promises, Boogie Nights, all Jackass movies, Sex in the City 1 and 2, Deadwood, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Saw IV, Crying Game, Room with a View, Wild Things, The Life of Brian, Young Adam, Kinsey, and many, many more.

    Now who could name ONE movie that shows a graphic shot of female anatomy? Not one!!!!!

    Why don’t all of you get some common sense and compare genitals with genitals. Boobs do not equal a penis. This article is the same drivel that’s repeated over and over and couldn’t be further from the truth. A lie repeated 50,000 times is still a lie!!!!

  • Doublestand

    SICK OF THIS CRAP. They NEVER show a vagina in a movie…maybe a patch of har. NOW they DO have a freakn weeny in so many films (do you even watch movies?). Its sick, people DONT like it, most dont want to see this in a movie. If you need it so badly, why dont u google it or get a man?

  • Doublestand

    SICK OF THIS CRAP. They NEVER show a vagina in a movie…maybe a patch of har. NOW they DO have a freakn weeny in so many films (do you even watch movies?). Its sick, people DONT like it, most dont want to see this in a movie. If you need it so badly, why dont u google it or get a man?

  • Timkimmel1974

     I think it is way past the time to start seeing as many vaginas on the big screen as they show penises. It is time to see vaginas close up and for long periods of time on screen. This double standard of showing just male genitals has become a disgusting trend. The question should be, will the world come to an end if we see a vagina up close and maybe with the labia flapping open and close like it is talking just like the nauseating “Bruno” film ?  That is the last taboo which needs sto be changed.

  • Timkimmel1974

     I think it is way past the time to start seeing as many vaginas on the big screen as they show penises. It is time to see vaginas close up and for long periods of time on screen. This double standard of showing just male genitals has become a disgusting trend. The question should be, will the world come to an end if we see a vagina up close and maybe with the labia flapping open and close like it is talking just like the nauseating “Bruno” film ?  That is the last taboo which needs sto be changed.

  • hanfish

    Totally agree with you. 

    Historically speaking, the male is the viewer and the female is the viewed. It was that way because it was men that had money, so it was men that bought paintings and statues – and they wanted beautiful women, not men. But that is no longer the case. I am just as able to spend money at the cinema as my male friends. But I don’t, often, because most female roles are are only as love interests or eye candy for the male leads. And as a raging feminist this angers me. Using sexy men to attract and extort money from women does work, the diet coke advert has proved that! 
    Most women you ask will say they’d watch a film for a good look at their favourite actor. It’s not a secret. The film industry is foolishly ignoring a huge sector of society – a sector that they can make lots of money out of.

  • hanfish

    Totally agree with you. 

    Historically speaking, the male is the viewer and the female is the viewed. It was that way because it was men that had money, so it was men that bought paintings and statues – and they wanted beautiful women, not men. But that is no longer the case. I am just as able to spend money at the cinema as my male friends. But I don’t, often, because most female roles are are only as love interests or eye candy for the male leads. And as a raging feminist this angers me. Using sexy men to attract and extort money from women does work, the diet coke advert has proved that! 
    Most women you ask will say they’d watch a film for a good look at their favourite actor. It’s not a secret. The film industry is foolishly ignoring a huge sector of society – a sector that they can make lots of money out of.

  • hanfish

    Totally agree with you. 

    Historically speaking, the male is the viewer and the female is the viewed. It was that way because it was men that had money, so it was men that bought paintings and statues – and they wanted beautiful women, not men. But that is no longer the case. I am just as able to spend money at the cinema as my male friends. But I don’t, often, because most female roles are are only as love interests or eye candy for the male leads. And as a raging feminist this angers me. Using sexy men to attract and extort money from women does work, the diet coke advert has proved that! 
    Most women you ask will say they’d watch a film for a good look at their favourite actor. It’s not a secret. The film industry is foolishly ignoring a huge sector of society – a sector that they can make lots of money out of.

  • http://twitter.com/Steverapaport Steve Rapaport

    Don’t forget Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers”, where both men and the woman get naked most of the time, yet it’s not porn.  And by the way I have it on good authority that that wasn’t Marky’s little Mark in Boogie Nights.  Probably Ron Jeremy’s.

  • Sword2win2

    Are you KIDDING ME? FIrst, a vagina is NEVER shown on screen. Second, if it is, all you see is a patch of hair. Third it IS mainstream (I hope you are happy~ its offensive to millions) and people like you have made it happen. Now you can freaking walk into wallmart and pick up Half porn movies because people like you push for this crap in R rated movies.

  • Sword2win2

    Are you KIDDING ME? FIrst, a vagina is NEVER shown on screen. Second, if it is, all you see is a patch of hair. Third it IS mainstream (I hope you are happy~ its offensive to millions) and people like you have made it happen. Now you can freaking walk into wallmart and pick up Half porn movies because people like you push for this crap in R rated movies.

  • Kbeaudrie

    I have yet to see a vagina in a main stream movie but I have seen several penises – some erect.  Let’s not equate exposed female breasts or pubic hair (might as well see a hairy underarm) with exposed penises.  That’s an insult!  If there are exposed penises, why will we never see a truly exposed vulva.  I have seen two 12 year old boys in main stream motion pictures with erections but have yet to see a 12 year old girls vulva.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    Sure, but don’t get mad when I point and laugh.

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