It seems that male nudity makes both women and men uncomfortable, but we barely bat an eyelash when we see naked women in films or on TV. And it's no wonder we're desensitized to female nudity: it's practically a regular occurrence on the big screen, while we rarely get a chance to squirm in our seats at the sight of an undressed man. But there are some exceptions. For instance, there's no gender discrimination in Shame , which showcases Michael Fassbender wearing nothing but a smile several times as he strips down to play a sex addict. Here are some other male actors who are doing their part to stop the bias against male nudity by showing off, well, their parts!
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That's not what this post is about. However, there is considerably less information for those looking for a glimpse of full frontal male nudity. This is especially surprising considering the amount of full-frontal nudity that exists in Hollywood films, and the caliber of the many actors who have shown off their little guy on the big screen: Richard Gere, Kevin Bacon and Jason Segel, to name just a few. There are also those actors who seem to actively seek out roles that require them to drop trou. There are actors such as Michael Fassbender and Vincent Gallo whose members become more famous than the films in which they star. But the actors attached to them were brave enough to bare all and for that, we salute them.
Sometimes, the role centers on sex: sex addicts, porn stars, prostitutes. We put together a list of some of the biggest names to get naked for the camera; as long as they are on screen with nothing on. We start with the more subtle shots and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments, before getting to the A-listers who were happy to let it all hang out! Warning: Because of the nature of this list, it like the films on it! The entire scene screams sex , from her purring voice, to her openly admitting to enjoying sex, to her oh-so-subtle cigarette.
And that's fine—the female body is beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of. But female nude scenes are often written and directed by men, and created with a distinctly male gaze. Meanwhile, it's still a pretty rare occurrence to see a man's genitalia in films.