The subject of nudity in Hollywood has always been a sensitive issue. While a few actors have remained resolute in their stance against disrobing for the camera, others have no qualms about flaunting their assets, or at least are open to the idea if it fits the part.
The latest buzz on Netflix has been regarding Jennifer Lawrence’s unexpected full-frontal scene in the comedy film called “No Hard Feelings”. In the movie, Lawrence portrays Maddie Barker, who works as a bartender and Uber driver. She responds to Percy’s parents’ Craigslist ad, requesting help to provide their son (played by Andrew Barth Feldman) with some romantic experience before he starts college. The particular scene features Maddie skinny dipping with Percy, which leads to their clothes being stolen.
In a funny scene, Maddie, completely naked, runs across the sand to take back something from a group of jokers. Some people were doubtful if she had used a body double for the scene, but the Hunger Games star confirmed that she personally shot the scene. She shared that her family and team were concerned about the whole ordeal, repeatedly asking her if she was sure about it. However, Maddie found it amusing and didn’t hesitate at all.
Many famous actors and actresses have done nude scenes in their movies, but it’s not just for fun. For some, it’s seen as a necessary step in their acting career or the only way to truly embody a character. Back in the 70s, nudity was a lot more prevalent in movies because censorship wasn’t as strict yet.
Despite the increasing censorship in Hollywood over time, filmmakers discovered innovative methods to challenge the limits and include nudity as part of their creative expression. These actors chose to bring the artistic vision to reality on their own instead of relying on body doubles.