Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Documentary Trailer
Quiver Distribution has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies, directed by Danny Wolf (Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time series). You can check out the trailer in the player below as well as the official poster!
A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological, and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.
Skin delves into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that “cleaned up” Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of “what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?”
The film features revealing interviews with actors including Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown) and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Caligula) as well as directors Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon), Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks) and Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless). Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Diane Franklin (The Last American Virgin, Better Off Dead, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure), Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Inherent Vice, Star 80), Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out), and Jim McBride (creator of Mr. Skin) are also featured.
The documentary is co-written by Wolf and Paul Fishbein and is produced by Fishbein (Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time series) and executive produced by Jim McBride.
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies will be available everywhere on Digital and VOD on August 18, 2020.