A history of TV nudity

flashing the Flesh a history of TV nudity

This shift of a couple of inches between the Austen and Tolstoy adaptations marks another notch on television’s bedpost of flesh-flashing.

The first full-frontal nudity on TV is generally believed to have been in Holland in 1967, when the experimental show Hoepla showed a female model reading a broadsheet newspaper that she moved aside to reveal her complete nakedness. Continental European television has generally been more unbuttoned than the UK and US schedules, which are heavily regulated and, especially in Britain, carefully watched by the rightwing press. A significant percentage of the full-frontal nudity screened on UK TV appeared on Eurotrash (Channel 4, 1993-2007), which sampled stark examples from abroad

Source : The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2016/feb/02/flashing-the-flesh-a-history-of-tv-nudity-penis-mr-darcy

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1 Comment
  1. sassycoupleok 3 years ago

    My wife and I both think the creators of these entertainment shows miss a great opportunity by not showing non sexual nude activities as it would exist in many households. For instance a husband and wife having a nude conversation in the bathroom or bedroom while getting out of bed, dressing, shaving, showering or brushing teeth. This is very common in our house. When I was a child growing up we had a small house, one bathroom so we were all four of us in there at times naked trying to get our own personal things done. It was just a way of life. When I was raising my three kids I often went from the bedroom nude to get a cup of coffee in the morning, our kids thought nothing of it. So more could easily be shown.

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