@abk 0100> Not exactly no. Hollywood portrays nudists in one of two ways — Innocent Fanservice Girls or Shameless Fanservice Girls. Either they are blissfully unaware as to the effect nudity has on other people, or they are completely aware but are also sociopathic enough not to care. There's little middle ground between the two, although the latter is usually location specific. They may just refuse to dress when around the house even when neighbors complain, for example.
Of the two, Shameless Fanservice Girl is a more realistic approximation — Nudists generally do understand the Nudity taboo, they just don't believe in it, but a major tenant of Nudism from 1935 - 2005 or so was "Nude when Appropriate," which included when it was socially acceptable.
There is a more modern Nudism movement that rejects this (there was a recent documentary in the UK about it) and claim that Nudists have a right to be Nude 24x7 if they want, and, well, it gets complex.
@Enraged Filia> That's the thing. "Hollywood" versions of things do not need to have anything to do with the original topic. See also Hollywood Athiesm, Hollywood Scientists, heck, anything on the huge index with have about the concept of Hollywoodization.
Which is why I think a rename towards that would be fitting, although I fully admit it would be a lot of work.
Now, from the 1950s when the Nudist movement inadvertently caused the softcore film industry to be allowed into mainstream theaters (you can find some information on that in National Geographic Nudity
) you saw a surge of these "Hollywood Nudists," in the form of these fake Nudism films that allowed producers to legally show nudity.
To make a long story short, "Nudist films" were legally allowed to show nudity, with the understanding that it was inherent to the content of the movie and ultimately nonsexual. So if you were a 1950s-1960s filmmaker who wanted to show nudity, you had to claim your film was a "Nudist film" to get it allowed into theaters. Which is why so many of those old B movies from the era were like "Nudist Colony Massacre" or "Nude On the Moon" or "Escape from Sunny Buns Bay" or what have you.
Nudists in these films were always fantastically beautiful women, had no qualms about walking around nude nor being seen by others while naked, and were frequently treated as not even knowing what clothing was. Does that sound familiar? It should: Basically, they were Innocent Fanservice Girls
Or Hollywood Nudists
Oh, and the men? Yeah, never shown. Most Writers Are Male
, after all. In fact, in "Diary of a Nudist," one of the more influential movies in this subgenre, had a main MALE lead, who was discovering nudism... which to a man, meant wearing skin tight shorts. Showing a penis? Are you mad
The other wiki has some information on Nudist Exploitation movies over here.
@shimaspawn> Militant Nudist
or Unrepentant Nudist
would work better, I would think, but I've never really been keen on the Shameless Fanservice Girl
launch. I had to do a lot of editing to make the original article make much sense, as the original editor had a... fairly good grasp on English, but not perfect.
Lets try to codify what tropes we are working with here, exactly:
- A Theme Park Version of Nudism
- A character with No taboo about being nude
- Characters who are inhuman enough to not need clothing (And this is almost never brought up)
Problem with #2 there is there's a LOT of overlap with #1. I think #3 is probably it's own trope (and might already exist). Any others?
edited 18th Mar '12 7:17:51 PM by KiTA