Created By: Lurkerbunny on September 2, 2009
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Male Frontal Nudity

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I tried to make a YKTTW a few months ago, it's gone now, so I'll try again.

We all know that the Moral Guardians of America loathe and fear the female nipple. But there is one thing that is more vile, disgusting, and taboo in their eyes: A penis. In fact, it's not just prudish Moral Guardians that get upset when one does make an appearance on the movie screen. Most writers (and directors, and producers, and movie-goers) are male. And straight. And are somehow convinced that seeing a penis will turn them gay (they must not ever look in the mirror while nude then).

So, when one does er, pop up in a film (and that is indeed a lame pun, since erect penises are not allowed in mainstream films), whether it be Fanservice, Fan Disservice, or just there, expect it to be the only thing anyone talks about.

In Europe, they don't make a real big deal about nudity in general, so there are a lot more examples from their films.

American examples:
  • Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen. There was a lot of controversy about this. It's pretty much all non-fans know about the film, in fact.
  • Brüno had a talking penis. ...Or So I Heard... and had the displeasure of seeing an animated gif of. D:
  • Robin Williams in The Fisher King.
  • Would Bart Simpson in The Simpsons Movie count?
  • According to Wikipedia, Kinsey was the first film permitted to show uncensored genitalia in Japan. And Liam Neeson fangirls (and some fanboys) did rejoice.
  • Color of Night had Bruce Willis's penis.
  • Walk Hard does this for laughs.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall has Jason Segel doing two full-frontal scenes for laughs.
  • Boogie Nights with a fake penis.
  • Arnold Schwartzenager in the first Terminator film, at least in one of the DVD releases.
  • Jonah Falcon, in several documentaries.

European examples:

Non-film examples:
  • When Daniel Radcliffe starred in Equus, there were a million jokes about Harry Potter showing his "wand".
  • Gokuu's penis was censored out of Dragon Ball for the American release.
  • In South Park Cartman's naked penis was far more important than the fact that they threw a shrunken into Butters' eye.
  • Channel Four's notorious one-off gameshow Naked Jungle was just that... a jungle adventure game where all the contestants and the presenter were nude, with no censorship.
  • Shin-chan (although recent episodes pixellate his penis).
  • The boys in Doraemon have this hapen to them lots of times. Lots.
  • Non-film: Ian Mac Kellen's recent run as King Lear had him going nude as a part of Lear's madness
  • The Venture Brothers had Dr. Venture having a flashback to seeing his father's giant penis.
...it later got Henry Killinger's face on the end of it and it Talked to Rusty.

Feel free to expand... I mean add to this.
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • September 1, 2009
    xyzyxx
    If I remember correctly, there was a penis in 28 Days Later (a british film).
  • September 1, 2009
    arromdee
    Gokuu's penis was censored out of Dragonball for the American release.
  • September 1, 2009
    Fanra
    In South Park Cartman's naked penis was far more important than the fact that they threw a shrunken into Butters' eye.
  • September 1, 2009
    Lee M
    Channel Four's notorious one-off gameshow Naked Jungle was just that... a jungle adventure game where all the contestants and the presenter were nude, with no censorship.
  • September 1, 2009
    Tacitus
    Don't worry, we'll keep the cold in mind and not be too judgmental as we look over what you've presented for us.
    • According to Wikipedia, Kinsey was the first film permitted to show uncensored genitalia in Japan. And Liam Neeson fangirls (and some fanboys) did rejoice.
  • September 2, 2009
    triassicranger
    Here we go again (also, better luck launching this time):

    • Shin Chan (although recent episodes pixellate his penis.
    • The boys in Doraemon have this hapen to them lots of times. Lots.
  • September 2, 2009
    random surfer
    Color of Night had Bruce Willis's penis.
  • September 2, 2009
    wasabe3543
    Walk Hard does this for laughs.
  • September 2, 2009
    AssumeAVirtue
  • September 2, 2009
    JAF1970
    Boogie Nights with a fake penis.
  • September 2, 2009
    JAF1970
    • Jonah Falcon, in several documentaries.
  • September 2, 2009
    FuzzyBoots
    Arnold Schwartzenager in the first Terminator film, at least in one of the DVD releases.
  • September 2, 2009
    Ducky-Sama
    The Venture Brothers had Dr. Venture having a flashback to seeing his father's giant penis.

    ...it later got Henry Killinger's face on the end of it and it Talked to Rusty.

    bleh
  • September 2, 2009
    Lurkerbunny
    Okay, I've added the examples presented here. I think there should be a few more and then I'll be ready to launch it, unless there are objections. And of course, when it is launched I'll re-organize it by medium like other trope pages.
  • September 2, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The horror film Teeth got an R rating for severed penises. Healthy, attached penises are normally an automatic NC-17. The only other exception I can think of offhand is The Simpsons Movie, so somebody in the MPAA must have some screwed-up priorities.
  • September 2, 2009
    Lurkerbunny
    @ Unknown Troper 74.51.144.250: Um, but most of the examples up there are of healthy, attached (but flaccid) penises in R-rated movies.

    But I do agree about the screwed-up priorities.

    I'm gonna have dinner soon, so I think after that I'll launch this (so if anyone had anything more to add... of course, things can be added after the launch anyway, but I'm just saying...).
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