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->'''Tommy:''' How was it? I heard there was an awesome shower scene.\\
'''Harry:''' Oh, yeah! But then this naked girl got in and you could barely see the shower.
-->-- ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'', "Indickscretion"

ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: A character (usually someone designated a [[MrFanservice Mr.]] or [[MsFanservice Ms.]] Fanservice -- either in-universe or according to the fandom -- but an InnocentFanserviceGirl [or Guy] can be susceptible) takes a shower.

More often the person is female, but can also be done with men to appease the squealing [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]].

Also known as the Obligatory Shower Scene. A DecontaminationChamber can be used as a variation of this in science fiction works.

One of the most common forms of {{Fanservice}}, this will usually involve frosted glass, CensorSteam, CensorSuds, a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot and a ModestyTowel before and afterwards to appease the censors and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get crap past the radar]], if necessary.

If a waterfall is used in place of a shower for whatever reason (a character is out in the woods or the story takes place before indoor plumbing was common), then it's a WaterfallShower.

Subtropes include:
* PsychoShowerMurderParody (ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin)
* ShowerOfAngst (when a character showers as a symbolic way to wash away shame, misery, or embarrassment; sometimes clothed, sometimes not, depending on how bad the character's psyche has suffered and whether or not the scene is PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama)
* ShowerOfAwkward (a ComedyTrope in which one character walks in on another showering. Usually used in conjunction with [[{{UST}} unresolved]] or [[BelligerentSexualTension belligerent sexual tension]] if the characters are in love with each other but won't admit to it or NauseaFuel and BrainBleach if the character showering is not considered sexually attractive and the mere sight of him or her naked is enough to induce vomiting, psychological trauma, hysterical blindness, or a complete change in sexual preference [including no sex ever again])
* ShowerOfLove (when two people make love while in the shower).
* BathOfPoverty (when a character is shown to live on a run down setting)

Compare BathtubScene.


* Frequently used as a MsFanservice gambit by manufacturers of bath and shower fittings, both in print and in television commercials, but in more recent years this is becoming a dead trope. In the period 1950-80 it was very common to sell bathroom fittings by having a naked female model in the bath or shower to appeal to the men who had the decision-making power about installing them. The whole gamut of CensorSteam, CensorSuds, ToplessnessFromTheBack and ModestyTowel were deployed to meet the screening criteria of each decade. As women got more buying power and independence, more of the foam-covered models in the showers became male, for the same reason. With the turn of the century, this has fallen out of favour, with shower manufacturers content to let the unadorned product speak for itself. However, adverts for related sundries, such as shower-gels, soaps, shampoos, etc, still generally manage to put a naked body in the shower using them.
* A soft drink commercial from the late 90s featured an especially gratuitous one of these that didn't involve an actual shower: a sexy woman in a costume clearly intended to evoke [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] (boots, hot pants and a tight t-shirt) is driving through a desert in a jeep, looking hot and thirsty. Then she spots a water tower. She get out of the car and takes a shotgun from the trunk, then strips completely naked (with much use of {{Sideboob}}, ToplessnessFromTheBack and raised thigh to conceal the bits of the actress that couldn't be shown in a commercial), fires the shotgun at the water tower, and luxuriates in the resulting cascade of water, which is duly compared to the refreshing sensation of a cool can of whatever drink the commercial was advertising.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* One of the earliest and best known examples was [[KickChick Chun Li's]] in ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie''. In fact, [[BestKnownForTheFanservice it became the most talked about scene in the movie]], among western audiences, since anime and animated depictions of nudity were relatively new at that time. Plus, the scene involved a popular video game character, which helped the movie to gain notoriety; paving the way for others like it.
* Used for [[RuleOfFunny comedy]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', where Ludwig/Germany's first love declaration to Feliciano/North Italy happens when the latter bursts into the first taking a shower and demands to have him say "I love you".
* Very early on in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' we get one with Senjougahara behind the shower screen. Whether watchers still remember it by the end of toothbrush scene is speculation.
* In ''Manga/BlackCat'', to celebrate the tenth issue we're treated to Rinslet taking a shower.
** In the anime, Train also gets his [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Topless_Train.jpg shower scene]] in episode 14.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', we get a shower scene of [[MadScientist Mayuri]] [[PsychoForHire Kurotsuchi]], of all people. However, this scene showed us that under all that [[UncannyValleyMakeup make up/war paint]], he's actually [[BeautifulAllAlong quite attractive]].
* The animated ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' movie features Kei. Though she may be justified because otherwise she is sticking in a very smelly-looking armoured spacesuit.
* This happens quite often in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. There's the scene where Kallen confronts Lelouch who came to the bathroom to bring her a change of clothes while she was showering, and we get to see quite a lot of her. There's the scene where we see Lelouch angry about things that happened to him while in the bathtub, and last but not least there's the scene where Suzaku finds Kallen showering in a waterfall after awakening on an empty island.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Halle Lidner has just had Mello, a wanted criminal, turn up on her doorstep and hold her at gunpoint. She then proceeds to willingly hide him in her bathroom, and take a shower in front of him. The scene is basically the entire foundation for the Mello/Lidner pairing- something that is helped by the downright alluring glances Halle keeps sending his way. (Although, for his part, Mello [[IgnoreTheFanservice ignores the fanservice]].)
* As a running gag in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'', poor Shizuka never gets to finish a bath or shower, and takes them all the time. Literally so, as she's tried in other time periods, just to be interrupted by Nobita and Doraemon.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Bulma while camping in the desert in Oolong's double-decker camper. Yamcha accidentally saw her showering while trying to invade their camp.
** Vegeta has a scene at the start of the Cell saga, partly to showcase his [[DarkAndTroubledPast many and varied scars,]] and partly to [[{{Foreshadowing}} highlight]] the UnresolvedSexualTension between Vegeta and Bulma.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', we get one of Celty early on. Shinra pokes his head in to "check on her".
** Shinra attempts the same thing in the second arc, but this time it's his dad in the shower. [[BrainBleach Oops.]]
*** Shinra himself got a brief one in episode 6. It wasn't as detailed though, much to the fangirls' disappointment.
* Matsuya gets one in the last episode of ''Anime/ExcelSaga''. [[CovertPervert That Kabapu was spying on.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Erza Scarlet has a ShowerOfAngst after retreating from the battle with Phantom Lord.
** Lucy has one just before the beginning of her BathtubBonding Scene with Cana.
** Lucy has a ShowerOfAngst after losing her fight against Flare Corona in the Grand Magic Games. Somehow it feels worse since Lucy lost due to Flare's team cheating.
* ''Fire Candy'' doesn't bother to censor, well, [[FanService anything]] in Yukito's shower scene.
* Happens in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' to Edward not long after he escapes from Gluttony's stomach, where he spent a fair amount of time ankle-deep in blood.
** We also see Riza Hawkeye in the shower, along with a plot-relevant ToplessnessFromTheBack shot.
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' puts Miaka in one of these (among other bathing scenes in the series), where the camera pans ''sloooooooowly'' from her butt up.
* Parodied in the ''Manga/GiantRobo'' "side stories" when we get a classic anime shower scene, camera panning up a shapely pair of legs and buttocks... only for the old, bearded and male bad guy Shocking Alberto to turn to the camera and ask the audience if they were expecting someone else. Nice ass.
* Played straight in the anime series ''Anime/InitialD'', both Extra Stage 1 and 2 involve Mako in a shower scene.
* Fujiko Mine from ''Franchise/LupinIII'', especially in the movies. For a good example, the first time we see her in the ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'', she's taking a shower...and absolutely averting BarbieDollAnatomy.
* The first movie of ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' had three shower scenes -- Alto, Sheryl and Grace. Alto had a scene where it was even angled from above, much to the joy of fangirls everywhere; and Grace displayed everything in full view of the viewers.
** The series itself even had a few, featuring characters like Sheryl, Nanase, Ranka, and even the micronized Klan.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' has one involving nearly all the trainees, minus [[TheOneGuy Erio]] who had to wait for his turn outside.
** An earlier one takes place in Subaru and Teana's time with the academy, in which Subaru talks with Teana about her admiration for Nanoha, and Teana tells her somewhat coldly that she has no interest in becoming friends with her (she later changes her mind).
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has one of these [[http://www.mangafox.com/page/manga/read/71/mahou_sensei_negima/chapter.11052/page.9/ early on]]. Negi tries to help Asuna by [[PowerPerversionPotential enchanting her brushes]]. HilarityEnsues.
** Later on, more HilarityEnsues when Asuna and Makie are getting Negi cleaned up in a girl's locker room, and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v07/c057/16.html have to hide him]] when ClassRepresentative [[ComedicShotacon Ayaka]], fellow student Natsumi and HotTeacher Shizuna enter (Makie shouldn't have [[TemptingFate tempted fate with her loud thinking]]).
* Machiko frequently shower naked in ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' that it is even featured in the opening credits... BarbieDollAnatomy averted completely. And sometimes even the kids join in on these. Also: kid's show.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Several examples:
** During a manga story arc in which Kouji and the other main characters were trying to sneak in [[TheDragon Baron Ashura's]] submarine base, Ashura decided to have a shower. Since Baron Ashura is a half male, half female being, it was played for laughs and nightmare fuel.
** That scene was later animated in ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}''.
** In the beginning of the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' movie, Sayaka was taking a shower when Kouji walked in on her accidentally. She slapped him right away.
* In ''[[Manga/HaruhiChan The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan]]'', there is a brief Shower Scene à la Yuki Nagato, notable for its departure from the series' usual SuperDeformed character design in favor of a more realist rendering.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'':
** Near the beginning of the series Char got a shower scene. In ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'', that scene was a lot longer and left a lot less to the imagination.
** Fraw Bow and the kiddies get a scene where she tries to keep the kids from horsing around in the shower. [[NippleAndDimed Fraw's nipples are in plain view]].
* Tieria Erde's shower scene in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is a very rare and completely humourless male example of this trope, random as it may have been.
* Hatou in ''Manga/MurasakiiroNoQualia'' has a two panel long shower scene. More contemplative thoughts are shown than any sort of fanservice.
* A terrifying subversion occurs in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': a shower scene featuring Orochimaru and his decaying arms. Considering that he's the main villain of the series at that point, and his generally high levels of creepy, it's really [[FanDisservice creepy]]. Added to the mix is the fact that [[BattleButler Kabuto]] was apparently [[HoYay in the room the whole time]].
* Nami's had a few in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Including one with a groping and ''licking'' by an [[{{Invisibility}} invisible]] [[HalfHumanHybrid lion man.]] She even develops a technique for it over the time skip.
* In the first episode of ''Manga/OniisamaE'', Nanako is shown having a shower after her first day in Seiran school.
** Rei "Hana-no-Saint-Juste" Asaka has more than one shower too, but hers go more into ShowerOfAngst.
* Due to the [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting nature of the curses]], these are a dime a dozen in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': cold showers for turning into the cursed form, [[FuroScene hot baths]] for changing back.
* The three shows that were mashed together into ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' had their fair share of these:
** Jeanne Fránçaix of ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (Dana Sterling in ''Robotech'') has a lot of gratuitous shower/bath scenes, most of which were cut from the original broadcast of ''Robotech''.
** Yellow Belmont of ''Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada'' (Lancer in ''Robotech'') also gets one, which demonstrates that he's a guy, but is as gratuitous as most female shower scenes.
** Lynn Minmay of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' has one as well, which is shown a second time during a clip show, and is TurnedUpToEleven in ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' by being more elaborately animated and showing more skin.
%%* At least one example in ''Anime/SailorMoon'', in episode 184.
* Andromeda Shun from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' has a random one in the anime, while the bad guy Lizard Misty gets a similarly-framed "bathing in the ocean" scene. And [[GenderBlenderName Pisces Aphrodite]] takes a bath in one of the movies. Amusingly, these three are the most likely to be [[DudeLooksLikeALady confused for women]] even in-universe, so maybe that's why the anime worked it in.
* Sha Gojyo of ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' gets two shower scenes - one in the series, one in the movie (Requiem).
* Joe gets one in the ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' OAV series. If you thought the original series' Joe was MrFanservice...
* One brief part of an episode of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' has Sanae showering in a special shower for cleaning away impure thoughts when she's trying to break her obsession with Squiddi-- I mean, Squid Girl.
* In a scene in the manga ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu spies on Ana to see if she's actually as... ''developed''... up top as the way her clothing lays on her suggests, i.e. moreso than Miu. Apperently so. She's 11, though, and BarbieDollAnatomy is employed (no chest features are drawn).
* In episode 9 of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', being the only time you see Yoko with more skin showing than in her usual clothing is during her own Shower Scene. But let's just say it's not really the best moment for the fans to be happy... [[TearJerker Tears are shed.]]
** The manga version of this scene in chapter 16 gives us some nice detail of Yoko's body which we don't see in the anime's counterpart.
* Yuri Petrov gets one in the sixteenth episode of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. It turns out to be rather plot important, as [[spoiler:that's when the rather nasty burn scar he got from his [[AbusiveParents father]] is revealed]].
* The ''Manga/{{Tokko}}'' anime features two shower scenes, one with Ryoko and another with Kureha. Both feature full nudity from the waist up (which were edited/censored in the tv version) and Kureha's shower scene leads into a [[FullFrontalAssault fight scene with Kureha fighting phantoms completely naked]].
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD''. In the 1985 movie, after D returns Lamika to Count Magnus Lee's castle there's a brief scene in Doris Lang's house where she takes a shower.
* Rayflo gets one right in the first chapter of ''Manga/{{Vassalord}}'', just to make it clear [[FemaleGaze what kind of]] series this is.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "You Don't Smurf Progress" has Smurfette in a ShowerScene, though mostly blocked by the robot servants holding up a sheet for modesty. This doesn't stop Greedy from playing ThePeepingTom, hoping to see Smurfette naked, though the robot servants foil that attempt.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', several of these appear in the first albums, as well as dressing/undressing scenes.
* ''ComicBook/WeStandOnGuard'': In Issue 2, when Amber joins the [[LaResistance Two-Fours]], one of the perks of their base is hot water, allowing her to have a shower for the first time in a long while. There's a full panel view of her enjoying it, complete with [[{{Fanservice}} gratuitous butt shot]], thrown in along the way.

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal gets a bathtub scene in ''Film/{{Secretary}}'', and a post-shower scene in ''Film/{{Sherrybaby}}''.
* Creator/ZooeyDeschanel has had two, one in ''Film/{{Elf}}'', and one in ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
* The B-horror flick ''Film/{{Abominable}}'' has a shower scene with Creator/TiffanyShepis.
* In ''Film/{{Alien 3}}'', Ripley has a shower scene shortly after cutting off her hair.
* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' shows us Kevin Spacey jerking off in the shower through frosted glass at the beginning of the film. Later, there's also a DreamSequence revolving around Mena Suvari's character in the bath.
* Apparently there were quite a few guests on set the day the shower scene in ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' was filmed.
* ''Film/{{Arachnophobia}}'' has a female secondary character taking a shower, not noticing a poisonous spider crawling around in the shower with her. However, she sees the spider before it can bite her, she screams, and (somehow) HilarityEnsues.
* The extended edition of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' shows Bruce Wayne naked in the shower.
* ''Film/BabylonAD'': After arriving at the American border, Toorop has a shower scene where we're shown [[TattooedCrook his extensive collection of tattoos]].
* The beginning of the Creator/PamGrier film ''Film/BlackMamaWhiteMama'' takes place in a women's prison and has a typical example, complete with closeups of bare breasts, playful wrestling between naked women, and a female guard masturbating while spying on them.
* Abigail Whistler's bloody post-battle shower scene in ''Film/BladeTrinity'' interspersed with flashbacks of her dad, is the closest the movie comes to being emotionally resonant. It's also pretty much the only bit of CharacterDevelopment she gets.
* ''Born American'' (1986). One of the protagonists in the gulag gets hold of a coin and tries to purchase medical care for his friend. The FriendInTheBlackMarket says it's not enough, but as he's a young man he could use it to buy... ''(puts a finger through hole in coin and leers)'' We then cut to several male inmates looking through vents into the women's shower. Contrary to the usual GirlsBehindBars trope, the [[FanDisservice women are rather unshapely]].
%%* Matthew Broderick's character in ''Film/TheCableGuy''.
* ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' has a shower scene at the beginning of the movie with several girls, including Carrie, after gym class.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/{{Charade}}'' when Creator/CaryGrant takes a shower in Creator/AudreyHepburn's bathroom -- fully clothed.
* In ''Film/TheCrow'', Myca, Top Dollar's consort/sister is introduced taking a shower.
* ''Film/CruelIntentions 2'' has a shower scene with a pair of [[{{Twincest}} twins]] [[ShowerOfLove making out]] in front of Sebastian, which, incidentally, is the [[BestKnownForTheFanservice only thing people remember]] about the film.
* For a long time ''the'' shower scene was from the opening of ''Film/DressedToKill,'' a thriller from the 1970s. It's very explicit, both for its time and for now.
* The FinalGirl in ''Film/TheFunhouse'' is introduced to us this way. She's in the shower as she is about to be pranked by her little brother in a homage to ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}''.
* In ''Film/GIJane'', the title character showers while the male senior chief talks to her.
* ''Film/{{Gothika}}'' includes a shower scene with about 30 female inmates. Played realistically, with unattractive and older inmates placed among the attractive ones.
* ''Film/IRobot'': Two different ones, with Bridget Moynihan ''and'' Creator/WillSmith.
* Film/JamesBond and Wai Lin share an outdoor shower (both clothed) in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', leading to a combination ShirtlessScene and SexySoakedShirt.
* The shower scene in the first ''Film/JoshuuSasori'' film subverts the expectations for a GirlsBehindBars movie rather well. It starts with a shoulders-up shot of the protagonist's ally, complete with full nudity of extras in the background, displaying all the signs of being a standard shower scene. Then it turns into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a psychedelic fight scene]]; we never see the protagonist's ally below the shoulders, and the protagonist stays clothed. But Joshuu Sasori isn't your typical women in prison film.
* ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' has two, male ''and'' female.
* In the second ''Film/TheNakedGun'' film, Hector Savage prepares to shoot Jane while she's in the shower. She discovers him (after he starts singing along to her rendition of "The Way We Were") and Frank rushes to her rescue. Frank and Hector accidentally open the shower curtain during their fight, leading to them both stopping to admire Jane until she realizes it and shuts the curtain again.
%%* Beverly D'Angelo in ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation''.
* Used as a form of {{sexposition}} in ''Film/OtherHalves'', a rare case of passing UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest in a shower scene.
* {{The Film of the Book}} of ''Film/TheOutsiders'' has a gratuitous scene with Sodapop.
* Lampshaded in ''Film/{{PCU}}'' as they watch ''Dressed To Kill.'' "Shower sceeeeene..."
* ''Film/PitchPerfect'' has this as an important plot point where Chloe witnesses Beca's singing talent and sings a duet rendition of Titanium by David Guetta in the same stall. After they are done singing, a naked man walks into them to compliment their singing.
* ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' has a shower scene where the guys are watching the girls shower. One boy puts his penis through the hole only to have the female gym teacher grab it.
** "God damn it, would you move it, you lard-ass?"
* ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' has probably the most famous shower scene in the movie history with ([[PsychoStrings dramatic chords]]) included.
* The first ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movie has the female protagonist taking a shower, only to be knocked unconscious by gas coming from the showerhead.
* Downplayed in ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' where TheSquadette handwashes herself from a basin (she's on a desert planet so water would be restricted). We get a look at Creator/KateeSackhoff topless so no-one is complaining (including Katee, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kxfxh8UNE as her breast "looked it was 22"]] due to her raised arm as she scrubbed).
* Similarly in ''Film/{{Screamers}}'' when Jessica also [[ToplessnessFromTheBack strips off her top]] to wash from a hand basin. Given that everyone's rugged up in combat gear, it's more than enough -- the protagonist (who's been a soldier for the past ten years) just gives a quiet, "Good lord, you're beautiful" at the sight.
* Considering that ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' was basically a movie revolving around teenage wet dreams, it is no surprise that it gives us this trope at the beginning of the movie involving a dream Tom Cruise's character has about a hot girl showering.
* There was a shower scene in ''RoadTrip'', described by one of the characters and shown to the viewer... put on pause when someone questioned it, the question is HandWaved and we review to naked goodness.
* Maid Marion accidentally stumbles upon the naked Robin Hood, [[OutdoorBathPeeping bathing under a waterfall]] in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' -- and thoroughly enjoys the view.
%%* ''Screaming Mimi'', based on the Frederic Brown novel.
%%* ''The Seventh Victim''
* ''Film/SixteenCandles'', of all things, contains an obvious bit of FanService: the high school's [[AlphaBitch designated Hot Chick]] is spied upon by Creator/MollyRingwald's character, a NaiveEverygirl who kvetches about [[ACupAngst her own lack of mammarial development]] in comparison.
* ''Film/SpidersIIBreedingGround'': Alexandra takes a shower in the captain's cabin after she and her husband arrive on the ship. One of the other crew members [[ThePeepingTom spies on her]].
* ''Film/SplitSecond'': Michelle (Kim Cattrall) takes a shower at Stone's apartment, during which she is almost attacked by the alien monster.
* ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. Considering that this takes place on a U.S. submarine and involves Barbara Bach, it gives a whole new meaning to the Navy expression "Hollywood shower".
** For the ignorant, a Hollywood shower is a long, luxurious shower, where you let the water run for the whole shower. By contrast, a Navy shower consists of running the water, cold, long enough to get wet, turning it off and soaping up, and running the water, still cold, long enough to rinse the suds off. The water is on for no more than two minutes in total. For obvious reasons, Hollywood showers are used as rewards.
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' is famous for a group, co-ed shower scene among the soldiers. Also notable in that, unlike most shower scenes, it showed full frontal nudity as opposed to just back shots. Reportedly, the cast refused to do the scene unless the director agreed to direct the scene in the nude. Which he did.
* ''Film/SweetSixteen'' opens with a gratuitous shower scene. As if that wasn't sleazy enough, the character that audience just ogled washing herself is revealed later to be only fifteen years old.
* Averted in Creator/SarahPolley's film ''Film/TakeThisWaltz'', which features a shower scene in a public swimming pool featuring Creator/MichelleWilliams as protagonist Margot, Creator/SarahSilverman as her friend, and another friend of theirs, along with several other women, with no frosted glass, steam or anything else. Fanservice is averted because the three younger women are talking about and to the considerably older (and larger) women showering opposite them, and the conversation is about how you get old and nobody's young and pretty forever.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'', Lori Petty has a waterless shower with some kind of white powder used to clean her body.
* Helen Hunt takes a shower in ''Film/{{Twister}}''. Storm-chasing is no doubt dirty, gritty work with the high winds and all, but the scene itself is entirely gratuitous.
* In ''Two Moon Junction'', April (Sherilyn Fenn) reverses the roles and watches the guys shower at the country club.
* Case in ''Film/TheUnborn'' gets a shower scene, but you mostly see only her back.
* ''Film/WeirdScience'' has a scene where Gary and Wyatt shower with Lisa. They're later mocked by mutant bikers because both boys wore their jeans in the shower with Lisa being the only one naked.
* Seen in ''Film/{{Whiteout}}'' with Kate Beckinsale's character, despite the water restrictions existing on a real life base in Antarctica which would prevent the above-mentioned 'Hollywood Shower'. It's one of the first scenes in the movie, it's very gratuitous, and it's probably there because Beckinsale spends the ''rest'' of the movie in a bulky parka.
** Referenced in ''Ice Bound'' (2003). Susan Sarandon's character is having a shower at the South Pole station when a man barges into her shower stall without invitation and shuts off the water, giving her a lecture on the need for water conservation when she complains.
* In ''Film/WildThings'', Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon) steps out of a shower near the end [[spoiler:to meet up with Sam Lombardo, his accomplice in the whole scheme.]]
* ''Film/WithnailAndI'', a film that's extremely devoted to showing Creator/PaulMcGann half-naked as often as possible, has an extended bathtub scene consisting of Paul [=McGann=] slowly shaving his face.
* Harrison Ford's character in ''Film/{{Witness}}'' walks in on his Amish hostess giving herself a sponge bath.
* A DeletedScene in ''Film/RoboCop2'' has Robocop walking through a coed shower room, and stopping to look at a beautiful woman under a shower [[JustAMachine before abruptly walking away]].
* ''Film/ForbiddenWorld'' has two female leads taking a [[GirlOnGirlIsHot shower together for no apparent reason]] while a killer mutant alien is stalking the base.
* ''Film/SistersOfDeath'': In a TooDumbToLive moment, Francie decides the best thing to do while trapped in hacienda with someone who is trying to kill you is to take a shower.
* ''Film/TheFamilyMan'': There's a scene where Kate is singing in the shower before her husband Jack interrupts her. Since from Jack's point of view he hasn't seen her in years, he is quite taken aback by seeing her nude.
* Halfway through ''Film/DeathRace3Inferno'', Frankenstein's girlfriend is given a solo shower scene in the South African HellholePrison.

* In ''Lieutenant Hornblower'' from ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' book series, Horatio decides to have a shower on deck. It's described in great detail: the hoseman pumping a stream of water on him, Hornblower casting his towel aside, standing there naked in the sunshine, an amused crowd gathering to watch...
-->''"Hornblower twirled round and round under the stinging impact, his face screwed up in painful ecstasy. Bush, looking at Hornblower revolving under the sparkling stream, was conscious of a prickling under his shirt in his heavy uniform coat, and actually had the feeling that it might be pleasurable to indulge in that sort of shower bath, however injurious it might be to the health."''
* ''Maisy Learns to Swim'', a children's picture book from the ''Literature/{{Maisy}} First Experience Book'' series, shows Maisy the mouse standing naked taking a warm shower after she feels shivery from being in the pool, while chatting with her friend Tallulah, who is wrapped in a towel. (Note: Maisy, unlike some FunnyAnimals, is normally fully clothed.) This is a rare case in which no Fanservice whatsoever is involved, but it's notable that this is from the same series in which Maisy was shown taking a bath together with Tallulah (see BathtubBonding).

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** A number, including one where Gibbs, Tony, Kate and [=McGee=] all have to take one after a [[DecontaminationChamber powder release]] in the office. Kate's rear has suds on it.
** Also subverted: A woman turns on her shower, DressHitsFloor, her boyfriend puts on mood music, [[NightmareFuel and then blood starts spurting from the showerhead]]. That must have killed the mood.
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' Season 2: Stephen Hart comes home to find Helen Cutter in his shower: "Hope you don't mind. I got slimed in the Devonian and the smell would make your eyes water. Now stop staring and pass me a towel."
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has a couple of these, one by Sarah and one by Derek. The former is also a {{Shower of Angst}}, while the latter is most definitively a ShirtlessScene.
* ''Series/ImACelebrityGetMeOutOfHere'' had Mylene Klass showering in a bikini. She came second. You do the math.
* Twisted slightly in ''Series/BabylonFive'' when someone asks about Commander Susan Ivanova. Cut to a person in a shower who quickly turns out to be Captain John Sheridan. But it's still a shower scene, ladies. Enjoy.
* Kate has had several shower scenes on ''{{Series/Lost}}''. She also had an underwear-clad bathing scene in the pilot episode.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' has one roughly every other episode. Coed showers for groups of people.
** In "Stop-Loss" non-doll Adelle steps into one to sober up (and for the view, presumably.)
** Also turned into a plot point when a male doll started to get sexually aroused during the group shower (which should have been impossible with his personality being wiped).
* ''Series/TheBill'' had one during an episode when one of the female officers went undercover in a women's prison.
* Common in ''Series/{{Oz}}''.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Captain Archer takes a shower, but the ArtificialGravity goes off. Unfortunately for female viewers, he doesn't float up enough to show anything besides his chest.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' had one of the most blatant examples with a season two episode that opens with Izzy, Meredith and Christina taking a very steamy (yet somehow non-wet) shower together. It turned out to be just a dream sequence which served absolutely no purpose to the plot, to the characters or to anything else but drawing in male viewers. While they did do a non-sexy "reprise" to "justify" the whole thing, it was still completely pointless.
* ''Series/{{House}}'' gets a few bath scenes, and one shower scene in "Distractions" which leads into a weird acid-trip sequence in which he is still [[{{Fanservice}} dripping wet]].
* In ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' Bertie seems to get a bath-scene ''every other episode''. Always [[HoYay with Jeeves in the room, too]].
* Inara gives herself a ritual sponge bath in the pilot ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', [[spoiler:and Shepherd Book walks in on her]].
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Third Doctor's]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns0Vz7ow45s debut.]]
** The Eleventh Doctor also gets one of these in the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger."]] This further annoys his temporary landlord Craig, who is rather on the plump side, when Sophie, whom Craig is in love with but CannotSpitItOut for her, walks in on the Doctor's half-naked, disheveled state and proceeds to openly ogle him in front of Craig.
* Series/{{Chuck}}, Sarah, Devon (Captain Awesome) and Ellie. Casey did have a shower scene but remained more or less fully clothed because he was in medical distress (no fanservice for the ladies... yet).
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' had a few, sometimes including frontal nudity (depending on what country you were in). They were included on the DVD release. Some of these include:
** A scene with Zev on the Lexx with Stanley watching.
** A scene with Bunny getting some assistance from Kai.
** A scene where Zev is taking a bath and some vampire girls intend to scare her by dangling a live rat over her face. The plan backfires when Zev eats the rat, tail and all.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': "And now, Krytie TV presents... Women's Shower Night!"
* Once upon a time (1981-1987) in France, there was a [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gym_Tonic fitness show]] whose entire closing credits was a shower scene with the two female leads. It was changed for a time, before being reverted due to fan outcry.
* Kate Beckett gets one in the season 2 episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}''. "Tick...Tick...Tick...". [[spoiler:Made somewhat less sexy in that Castle is trying to tell her that she's in danger, and when she steps out to answer his call, there's about three seconds of her in just a towel before the apartment ''explodes''.]]
* Used in the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Darkness", when Chloe and Eli discover the only working showers on the ship. Unfortunately for Chloe, the power goes out right in the middle and she's left soaking wet, in nothing but a towel. Needless to say, Eli is slightly distracted.
-->'''Naked!Chloe:''' Eli, I'm getting dressed. Wait up.\\
'''Eli:''' Sure!\\
'''Chloe:''' Turn around!\\
'''Eli:''' Right, right! Sorry!
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has one with Finn singing loudly into a bar of soap as he showers.
** Several times with Sam, including a singing scene a la Finn.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has several shower scenes and even a few bathtub scenes.
* ''Series/QueerAsFolk'': [[NotSafeForWork So. Many.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms429LgjQAI Showers.]]
* A staple in a lot of KoreanSeries, usually the male leads:
** ''Series/FortynineDays'': The Scheduler when he goes to a public pool to collect a soul. Hey, he's still wet and hot.
** ''Series/BestLove'': Dokko Gin
** ''Series/ScentOfAWoman'': Ji Wook
** ''Series/YouAreBeautiful'': A whole locker room of guys, with the SweetPollyOliver trapped in there...
* There are a number of them in ''Series/BreakingBad'', rarely for reasons of FanService.
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' has a Bath of Angst scene, which shows off MaryLouiseParker's considerable, um, assets.
* In "Mutiny" of ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' adaptation, Lieutenant Hornblower decides that he needs to freshen himself a bit after serving an endless continuous watch assigned as a punishment by their madman of a captain. He gets a shower on deck while other sailors cheer him up. The audience gets to see his bare bum.
* Several in the pilot of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has one with Takatora. It being a children's show means that we don't generally see below his shoulders, except for a steamy (pardon the pun) shot of him from behind.
* In ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', both Logan and Michael get one. And both are interrupted, the first one by a TV Crew, the second by ''a horse''.
* In the live-action JDrama adaptation of ''Series/DeathNote'', L and Light have one after the tennis match. It's played for all the HoYay {{Fanservice}} it's worth!
* ''Series/MagnificentCentury'' features rather a lot of bathing. The sexiness of it is not lost on the characters either, from Mahidevran who tries to use bathing, to İbrahim and Hatice, who [[CoitusEnsues go at it in the baths for no apparent reason]], to Nigar Kalfa who stops by the baths to ogle her bathing crush.
* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Class Action Satisfaction", Jane and Maura have to take a decontamination shower after being exposed to a potential pathogen.

* In the music video for Jewel's song Stand spends at least half of it with her in the shower.
* Alizée's song "J'en ai marre". Cute French girl, fully dressed, in a giant glass cube, water pouring over her half the time. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi4ncdWdSv8 Oh, and the song is quite catchy too.]]
* In Music/{{AOA}}'s dance unit's fanservice-heavy "Miniskirt" video, member Hyejeong takes a shower clothed... and then takes [[BathtubScene a bubble bath]] unclothed.

* In ''Theatre/TheWomen'', Crystal has the curtains drawn before actually taking a shower, but before that is sitting in the bathtub naked for most of the scene.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2''.
** ''VideoGame/The3rdBirthday'' takes it to another level though, it makes the scene in PE2 look arguably classier.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[AliensMadeThemDoIt Not altogether willingly.]] Creates a bit of FridgeLogic (if not outright PlotHole) in that the water is perfectly clean, even though it was stated and shown repeatedly that all water turns to blood during the Dark Hour.
* ''VideoGame/AgentUnderFire'' had one in the fourth mission. [[CringeComedy Turned out]] [[FetishRetardant it was actually R.]]
** "Ah! The latest in holographic technology. I thought that would catch your eye, 007."
* Mona in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'' bared her back through censor steam in the 3D cutscene and donned a towel in the comic panels. A cheat code to unlock Mona's hidden model showed that her nude body was fully rendered from all directions.
* Shion had a nice steamy one in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} III''.
* In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', the SavePoint is a toilet when you're playing as Travis. During the sequence you play Shinobu, it's a shower. Much like Travis can always find functional toilets, she can always find surprisingly elegant showers.
* Creator/QuanticDream tends to have at least one per game:
** All three playable characters have one in ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}''[=/=]''Indigo Prophecy''. Carla is the only one whose character model is actually naked during the scene (Lucas and Tyler's boxers are sometimes visible).
** Madison's shower scene in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. Or Ethan Mars' (which was considerably less fan service-y in that regard).
** ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'': There are two shower scenes in the game with Jodie that are most notable for the resulting real life controversy. The first is in the "Navajo" chapter in an outdoors shower in the desert and the second in "The Dinner" as she prepares for her date with Ryan. [[ShouldersUpNudity Nothing explicit is visible in the game proper]], but a player who had access to the source code managed to manipulate the camera to release a naked version. Creator/EllenPage threatened to sue Sony since she had never agreed to be featured nude.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the second ''Franchise/TombRaider''. After clearing the BonusLevel, which consists of Lara shooting thugs while dressed in a bathrobe, it looks like you're gonna get a ShowerScene for your efforts... But then Lara [[BreakingTheFourthWall says "Don't you think you've seen enough?" and shoots the camera]].
* Possible to invoke in ''VideoGame/EndlessOcean: Blue World'' if you use the shower facilities behind the cabin of Nineball Island. (You take it in a swimsuit, though. In fact, you can't take it unless you have a swimsuit equipped. Justified as the shower is outside on this small island.)
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Female Shepards have the option to offer [[LipstickLesbian Specialist Traynor]] a shower in their private cabin. And then join her.
* You can make Sonic and Knuckles take a shower in Casinopolis of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', although only Sonic reacts to the water.
* Even ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' got into the act; during Seth's intro, there is a scene with Seth taking a shower.
* Part of ''VideoGame/{{Geist}}'' involves scaring a woman taking a shower so that you can possess her friend; she helpfully has soap suds covering her private parts, while the friend is clad in towels. A man is even [[ThePeepingTom peeping on them]] through a crack in the wall beforehand.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}'' has ''lots'' of shower scenes for its ImprobablyFemaleCast, however including CensorSteam and GodivaHair.
* ''WebComic/EerieCuties'' has featured several, for both comedy and fanservice:
** The Hellrunes were given the first one, wherein, a ghostly message from [[spoiler:Nina]] sent them running down the hall [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/rorrim_ni_deppart in their bath towels.]]
** [[WebComic/MagickChicks Tiffany's]] shower scene used [[CensorSuds conveniently placed suds]], followed by a bath towel [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/ewwwww!!! to preserve her modesty.]]
** More suds were used for [[GenderBender girl-Ace]] and Brooke's scene, for which Brooke was grateful [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/premium_set due to her insecurity about her breasts.]]
** While Layla got to show off [[AbsoluteCleavage her cleavage]], [[SexyBack her back]], ''and'' [[ShowSomeLeg some leg]], [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/no_you_hang_up while getting ready for hers.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has one of these in a sub-arc, starting [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff200/fv00200.htm here]]. Since then there have been several more, mostly played straight. The one for the Oct 24, 2011 strip, however, {{subvert|edtrope}}s the usual FanService purpose: [[spoiler:Florence showers with her clothes still on, as her outfit was just as dirty as she was and she was fatigued from the day's ordeal.]]
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' Zeetha takes a shower on the same page that Violetta and Agatha can be seen bathing while they are at the Immortal Library.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' likes to use shower scenes to show characters reflecting, or deep in thought:
** Elliot has his LoveEpiphany about [[spoiler:Susan]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-03-14 while in the shower.]]
** And Sarah has an equally important revelation in the shower [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-04-11 not long after.]]
** Another arc has Sarah [[http://www.egscomics.com/egsnp.php?id=269 planning how she will deal with]] [[spoiler:the magic mark that recently appeared on her back]] while in the shower.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' has too many to count, and they're frequently notable for featuring uninterrupted views of breasts and butts. While they usually serve mildy erotic or fanservice-y purposes, some of the characters occasionally use ''cold'' showers as ways to control their runaway sexual emotions. It's notable that every private dwelling in the comic, right down to affordable one-person apartments, seems to have a shower large enough to hold three people in comfort.
* ''Webcomic/SandraOnTheRocks'' gets no less than three female characters (fairly innocently) into the same shower [[http://www.sandraontherocks.com/strips-sotr/stench_of_ex-husband here,]] and still remains just about SFW. Also, as in the parent comic, ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' (above), every private dwelling, down to "rustic" apartments, seems to have a shower large enough to take two or three people in comfort.
* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' plays with the trope a little [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/my_weekly_ritual here,]] as two characters who are used to sharing a shower scene blunder in on someone who isn't. It is, incidentally, a measure of how quickly the prudish and virginal Ruby is adapting to the situation in the apartment that she is merely angry at this, rather than incoherent with rage or embarrassment. Note that, typically for this comic's universe, the apartment has a shower large enough for three people.
* ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'':
** Done as part of the 2007 AprilFoolsDay strip, [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autoaf07.html here.]]
** And again in [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autoaf2012.html 2012.]]
** Then [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autobutton07.html parodied]].[[note]]The author said he hesitated which male characters to use, almost picking Jake, then Snowy, then Doc.[[/note]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The menu for the second TGWTG DVD involves WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic getting barged in on by his brother while he's in the shower. He's rather questioning of this.
* [[http://blip.tv/welshy/tgwtg-users-video-4th-year-anniversary-celebreation-6286467 Shows up in Welshy's year 4 anniversary video.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Bruce Wayne is sometimes shown stepping into the shower after working out, and later stepping out of the shower as he talks to Alfred about the latest thing that is troubling him.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has a lovely five-second scene of Terry in the shower after escaping Stalker. There's some fanservice one can agree with.
** Another episode has Dana in a ModestyTowel about to get in the shower at school, only to be interrupted by a "ghost" (actually a remote-viewing telekinetic) messing with all the shower heads.
* In the third ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie, ''Bender's Game''. One scene very early into the film takes place in a communal shower, where characters of both sexes shower together (Amy, Leela, Fry, Bender and Zoidberg). Glimpses of rears can be seen, however [[SceneryCensor frontal nudity is obscured]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In Episode 134, Kaeloo is shown taking a shower[[note]]She's an anthropomorphic frog who doesn't wear clothes, so there's no need to obscure nudity[[/note]]. It lasts for a few seconds before several clones of Stumpy flush all the toilets they can find and the water runs out, forcing her to cut her shower short.
* The boys of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' got one in "'Lil Crime Stoppers." However, unlike the previous examples, no attempt was made at preserving their modesty: in fact, a full-frontal shot of Stan, Kyle, and Cartman was used in the opening credits for several years afterward.
* In episode 22 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', a sunstroke-suffering Sadlygrove has an hallucination of [[LoveInterest Evangelyne]] showering, with CensorSteam around.