A shot of a bare body part as a shorthand for nudity
Commonly, a character's legs will be shown walking out of the bath and pulling his clothes up, but nothing above the thighs will be shown. In comedic situations, if someone is seen walking naked outside, the camera only focuses on the legs and the onlookers' commentary. Showing bare legs, usually up to the knees or thighs is a common visual shorthand for nudity. To keep the show more friendly for younger audiences and to avoid an R rating, a closeup of bare legs is shown instead of the torso. A form of Discretion Shot. Compare Dress Hits Floor and Shoulders-Up Nudity, Contrast Does Not Like Shoes. Sister Trope to Toplessness from the Back.