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I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience. Shelley Winters
Minnesota: It is illegal to sleep naked. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2006
There’s one thing you do every day in the privacy in your home but you never dream of doing in front of strangers: get undressed. So what’s stopping you? Horizon: What’s the Problem With Nudity? BBC 2009
So would you strip in front of strangers? ibid.
Up and down Britain more young people are embracing public nudity than ever before. My Daughter the Teenage Nudist, Channel 4 2012
'I like the feeling of being free when you’re naked.' ibid. Molly
Membership of British Naturism has dropped from 18,000 to 11,000. ibid.
Their campaign to promote what real bodies look like. ibid.
It’s not illegal to be naked on the streets of Britain. ibid.
And they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. Genesis 3:7
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. Leviticus 18:6
Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man. Isaiah 14:3
The nakedness of woman is the work of God. William Blake
The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our imaginative experience. Kenneth Clark
Nudity is a problem for Americans. It disrupts our social exchange. Eric Fischl
I look at a nude. There are myriads of tiny tints. I must find the ones that will make the flesh on my canvas live and quiver. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism. John Updike, On the Vineyard
As a model, you’re so used to taking your clothes off that you just don’t care. Tyra Banks
I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked. Jimi Hendrix
We’ve been asked to do Playboy together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don’t think I’ll ever go naked, but I’ll never say never. David Beckham
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed. Bette Davis
I honestly don’t understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It’s silly. On TV, the children can watch people murdering each other, which is a very unnatural thing, but they can’t watch two people in the very natural process of making love. Now, really, that doesn’t make any sense, does it? Sharon Tate, cited Greg King, ‘Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders’, 2000
Rozzer: So your daddy takes his clothes off in front of you, does he?
Nathan: When he’s rehearsing. The Full Monty 1997 starring Robert Carlyle & Mark Addy & William Snape & Steve Huison & Tom Wilkinson & Paul Barber & Hugo Speer & Lesley Sharp & Emily Woof & Deirdre Costello & Paul Batterworth et al, director Peter Cattaneo
Households are taking part in a life-changing experiment at a time when our lives are more clattered than ever: with the average Brit owning a thousand items and checking their phone over two hundred times a day. Life Stripped Bare, Channel 4 2016
There are an awful lot of naked bodies in Western art. And they are often causing trouble even now. Whether it’s demonstrating against sexual violence or a case of concealment to preserve diplomatic relations. Or simply being taken down. The nude stands on some of the deepest fault lines running through society now, speaking directly to issues of men and women, gender and sex. Well actually that’s nothing new. Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude I, BBC 2020
Throughout history, desire has shaped the way we see and respond to the nude. ibid.
Titian: Venus of Urbino 1534: one of the every first reclining nudes in Western art. ibid.
[Artemisia] Gentileschi put strong women centre frame. ibid.
This is totally in your face Greek male nudity … What does that all that acreage of Greek naked male flesh – what does it actually all mean? ibid.
For most of his [David] history, cover-up was the order of the day. ibid.
Picasso: Les Demoiselles D’Avignon 1907. ibid.
The naked human has taken different forms in cultures across the world. ibid.
I have to warn you, it’s not always a pretty sight … Nudes that try and fathom some of the most difficult but fundamental issues of who we are … to see whether nude matters. Mary Beard’s Shock of the Nude II
Jesus: the human and divine body ... Ludwig Krug: Christ as the Man of Sorrows, 1510. ibid.
The tortured form of Jesus has been one of the most common subjects of Western art. ibid.
Sir Stanley Spencer: Double Nude Portrait: The Artist and his Second Wife, 1957. ibid.
Egon Schiele: the naked body, how it is represented, and what it means. Schiele painted his own body again and again in an act of repeated self-reflection. ibid.
My naked daughters have nothing to be ashamed of. I wouldn’t be naked in front of them in case they thought I was a nudist. Lucian Freud
The problem with painting a nude ... is that it deepens the transaction. You can scrap a painting of someone’s face and it imperils the sitter’s self-esteem less than scrapping a painting of the whole naked body. Lucian Freud
Those women were in the nip! Father Ted s3e3: Speed 3, Dougal with light on, Channel 4 1998
The men who trade sexually explicit images of women online. And one of the world’s biggest social media companies hosting the harmful material. Panorama: The Secret World of Trading Nudes, BBC 2022
Sickard: La Hollandaise c.1906: The Camden Town nudes are a real revelation. Tim Marlow Meets s1e1: Michael Palin
The nude is the most enduring subject in art. For more than 20,000 years images of the naked human body have been at the very centre of a long and complex saga. Tim Marlow, The Nude: The Renaissance, Sky Arts 2012
In this series I’m going to explore the ongoing significance of the nude ... A cloak of shame that we’ve nearly shaken off. ibid.
‘A lot of the nudity asked of me was not in the contract.’ Storyville: Sex on Screen, actor, BBC 2023
‘This idea of, Oh I’m less of a true actor if I do nudity, as if it’s a negative thing but who decided that?’ ibid.
‘Women have to fight for ownership of their own body.’ ibid.
Hello, and welcome to another edition of naked gardening. Alexie Sayle’s Stuff s3e1, BBC 1991