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30th Jul '17 2:49:02 AM WillBGood
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* In a rare male example, the blind butler in ''Film/MurderByDeath'' is discovered sitting at a desk, naked. When Dora Charleston wonders aloud what anyone would want with a naked body, her husband [[ILoveTheDead whispers into her ear]]. She smirks incredulously and exclaims, "Oh, that's... tacky!"

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* In a rare A downplayed male example, example: the blind butler in ''Film/MurderByDeath'' is discovered sitting at a desk, naked.naked (the scene is not set up to look sexy; he's just there, bare). When Dora Charleston wonders aloud what anyone would want with a naked body, her husband [[ILoveTheDead whispers into her ear]]. She smirks incredulously and exclaims, "Oh, that's... tacky!"
30th Jul '17 2:45:14 AM WillBGood
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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fernand_Cormon_001.jpg Murder in the Serail]]'' by Fernand Cormon is an 1872 orientalist painting depicting a naked harem girl who has been murdered by a harem guard while her dark rival sneers in triumph.

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* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fernand_Cormon_001.jpg Murder in the Serail]]'' Seraglio]]'' by Fernand Cormon is an 1872 orientalist painting depicting a naked harem girl who has been murdered by a harem guard while her dark rival sneers in triumph.
2nd Jul '17 5:06:48 AM johnnye
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* Campily {{Exaggerated}} at the beginning of ''Film/TheNiceGuys'' -- a woman's car goes off the road and she crashes in the garden of a young boy who's up sneaking a peek at his dad's magazines. He goes to investigate and finds her sprawled naked on the hood of the car in the exact same pose as the centrefold model, "Misty Mountains"... for it is she. She has just enough time to mutter "how do I look?" before dying of her ([[BeautyIsNeverTarnished presumably internal]]) injuries. In a sweet ending to such a deliberately exploitative scene, the boy covers her body before anyone else can see her like that.
25th Jun '17 6:14:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', Creator/KirstenDunst's character hides the naked body of a woman with her dolls, reflecting her inability to ever grow into an adult. In another scene, a theatrical vampire troupe kills a naked woman onstage before an unwitting audience.

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* In ''Film/InterviewWithAVampire'', ''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', Creator/KirstenDunst's character hides the naked body of a woman with her dolls, reflecting her inability to ever grow into an adult. In another scene, a theatrical vampire troupe kills a naked woman onstage before an unwitting audience.
23rd Apr '17 4:12:46 PM MagBas
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There seems to be nothing more dramatic to crime stories than a dead, naked woman. Whether fully or partially nude, dead women are far more likely to be sexualized than males. Often this is justified by the murdered women being the victims of sexual crimes, while other times the purpose seems purely to titillate the audience. Feminist literature is stocked to bursting with analysis of the UnfortunateImplications of this trend.

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There seems to be nothing more dramatic to crime stories than a dead, naked woman. Whether fully or partially nude, dead women are far more likely to be sexualized than males. Often this is justified by the murdered women being the victims of sexual crimes, while other times the purpose seems purely to titillate the audience. Feminist literature is stocked to bursting with analysis of the UnfortunateImplications of this trend.\n
12th Jan '17 3:02:15 PM gb00393
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* A ''Series/GameOfThrones'' episode ends on the dead body of [[spoiler:Ros the prostitute who has been shot to death with a crossbow. The camera pans across her body, and somewhere between her tousled red hair and the soft lighting, she ends up looking like a martyr in a Renaissance painting. She was also scantily clad, a former sex-worker, and killed whilst sitting tied to the end of a bed.]]

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* A ''Series/GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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episode ends on the dead body of [[spoiler:Ros the prostitute who has been shot to death with a crossbow. The camera pans across her body, and somewhere between her tousled red hair and the soft lighting, she ends up looking like a martyr in a Renaissance painting. She was also scantily clad, a former sex-worker, and killed whilst sitting tied to the end of a bed.]]]]
** Ygritte makes a similarly beautiful corpse on her pyre in "The Children".
29th Nov '16 1:36:31 PM TotemicHero
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* [[ImageBoards Perfection Girl]] is a series of photographs that circulated around the internet of an attractive blonde woman lying in a bed. A block of text linked with the photos claimed that the girl was actually dead, "tricking" people who see the photos into lustful thoughts about a corpse. It's highly dubious that the girl is actually dead, making it sort of an inverse prank.


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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* [[ImageBoards Perfection Girl]] is a series of photographs that circulated around the internet of an attractive blonde woman lying in a bed. A block of text linked with the photos claimed that the girl was actually dead, "tricking" people who see the photos into lustful thoughts about a corpse. It's highly dubious that the girl is actually dead, making it sort of an inverse prank.
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16th Nov '16 9:05:37 AM cordychase
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* Likewise, many paintings of Dido's suicide show her with at least one breast bared, often both.
10th Sep '16 2:37:26 PM jamespolk
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* EdgarAllanPoe famously said, "There is nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman."

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* EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe famously said, "There is nothing more poetic than the death of a beautiful woman."


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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Cartoon short ''WesternAnimation/SpecialDelivery'' is a doubly rare example in that it's both animated and male. When a mailman falls on an icy porch and dies, the man who lives there realizes that he has to get rid of the body, but not before completing the mailman's route. He strips the mailman's corpse; many full-frontal shots follow.
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19th Aug '16 12:53:04 PM jadmire
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* The Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru's book, "Landscapes with a Corpse", consisting of photographs of beautiful models posing as corpses killed by various means (deliberate or accidental), dressed in ''haute couture''.
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