Mr. Skin has long admired AOL’s guy-centric entertainment site, Asylum, and one major reason (or is it two) has been Emily McCombs and her uproarious video reports from “A Woman’s Perspective.”
Raven-maned, tattooed funnylady Emily grew up in suburban Oklahoma (“It’s the middle of the Bible Belt,” she notes, “and secular entertainment was frowned upon, so any nudity I managed to see on television or in movies was enjoyed with one eye on the door, one finger on the channel change button, and a sizable dollop of guilt”).
At present, Emily resides in New York City where, for kicks, she sings in an all-girl barbershop quartet. She swears.
Alas, Asylum will be closing up shop this week. However, Emily will continue to amuse and inspire online via “A Woman’s Perspective” (though it will be called something else). Do be on the lookout for her and dive on in now to her Mr. Skin Skinterview.
Writing partners and independent filmmakers Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland may seem as unlikely a team as has ever scored mainstream Hollywood success but, remarkably, audiences are enjoying two of their high-profile films on a big screen near you—right this minute!
The team’s relentlessly unnerving, Eli Roth-produced The Last Exorcism (2010) opened in first place at the box office recently and this weekend brings The Virginity Hit (2010), a one-of-a-kind teen sex comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
What makes the Botko-Gurland conquest of the suburban Cineplex so surprising, however, is the dark, dangerous and even deranged milieus from which both emerged.
Botko scandalized film festivals worldwide throughout the late 1990s with his “dessert-umentary” series.
Bearing straight-ahead titles such as Fruitcake, Baked Alaska, Cheesecake, and Graham Cracker Cream Pie, each film depicts Botko unspeakably defiling various confections and then serving them to his despised family members.
Gurland founded the New York Underground Film Festival, produced the Al Goldstein/Screw magazine documentary Screwed (1996), and, along with Todd Phillips (Old School, The Hangover), created Frathouse (1998), an up-close look at savage hazing rituals for HBO that never aired due to legal concerns (Gurland is proud that the movie is available now only through outlaw resources).
Together, Botko and Gurland made the barbarically vicious short comedies Julie, Broken Condom and (Mr. Skin's favorite) Gramaglia, before writing and directing the terrifically uncomfortable feature Mail Order Wife (2004).
Botko and Gurland talked to Mr. Skin about sex, nudity, horror, comedy and what happens next.
MR. SKIN: What was the first movie nude scene you remember seeing?
HUCK BOTKO: Some movie on HBO when I was in second grade. No idea what it was but there was full frontal and I remember overhearing another kid at school the next day who had seen the same movie telling everyone how you could see this woman's bush - but he would just call it her "front" because the crude adjectives hadn't entered our vocabulary yet.
ANDREW GURLAND: My dad likes to get to movies early and watch whatever else is playing at the theater until his movie starts.
When I was six, we walked into a scene that featured a guy with a ’70s mustache wearing jeans and no shirt painting a den with his girlfriend who was also wearing jeans with no shirt.
It freaked me out but is still an erotic image I hold on to. I also remember the Belushi peeping tom scene from Animal House as one of my first.
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Get the in-depth facts and figures on events that have happened throughout skintertainment history during the week of November 29th through December 5th.
This week’s lusty lesson focuses on Marilyn Monroe nude in the first issue of Playboy, Tanya Roberts earning her wings on Charlie’s Angels, Emmanuelle and its omnisexual star Sylvia Kristel capturing the world’s erotic fancy (and box office dollars), and Yoko Ono nakedly joining John Lennon to expose audiences to aural experiences they could simply never imagine.
Get the in-depth facts and figures on events that have happened throughout skintertainment history during the week of November 22nd through November 29th.
This week’s lesson in lusty cultural high points includes Britney Spears' nude crotch shot, Marisa Tomei taking home Mr. Skin’s highest honor for her nude scenes in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Hitchiker bringing reliable nudity to HBO, Spanish sexploitation maestro Jess Franco hitting the 100th movie mark with Euro beauties Lina Romay and Sabrina Siani, and a tribute to H.O.T.S. hottie Angela Aames.
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Popular culture of 1979 was post-hippie, but not quite yuppie; post-disco, but not quite New Wave; and post-Star-Wars, but not quite completely infantilized by Steven Spielberg.
At local theaters (which were not quite all multiplexes—yet), Hollywood continued to present movies for adults: mature stories for grown-up people featuring adult themes, adult story lines, and that most quintessentially adult artistic flourish—nudity.
With home video still a few years in the future, grindhouses and drive-ins surged toward a crescendo, showcasing an explosion of exploitation that was also patently adult but not, to be sure, mature.
Let’s look now at some of our favorite nude scenes from 1979—eleven, in total, in honor of the rating Dudley Moore actually awards to Bo Derek in the movie 10.
Get the in-depth facts and figures on skincredible events that have happened throughout skintertainment history during the week of November 15th through November 21st.
The week’s lesson in lusty cultural high points includes Angelina Jolie getting nakedly animated in Beowulf, Megan Fox leaking her hottest photos ever online, master of all things massive mammary Russ Meyer busting out Mondo Topless, skintastic filmmaker Robert Altman passing on, the rescue and restoration of the lost Australian sexploitation classics Fantasm and Fantasm Comes Again, and the publication of Fanny Hill, the erotic novel that shocked the world and still keeps readers coming.
Set your DVRs today as tomorrow marks the debut of all-time XXX queen Jenna Jameson on Oprah.
Jenna herself announced this historic meeting of the mounds on Twitter, punctuating the news with a giant declaration of “WOW!”
The episode is titled “Why Millions of Women Are Using Porn and Erotica: Lisa Ling Reports.”
We eagerly wait to see how much Jenna reveals to Ms. Winfrey. And if you can’t wait, check out Jenna Jameson nude here in Zombie Strippers (2008) and Private Parts (1997).
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If summertime 1982 served as cherry-popping Ground Zero for the decade’s teen sex comedy phenomenon—and seeing as it contained the premieres of Porky's, The Last American Virgin, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, it did—then the subsequent swelter season’s Private School (1983) was the first direct fallout. And what a gloriously radiant after-effect it is.
To be sure, a spate of raunchy teen farces did rush into theaters during the ’82-’83 school year—among them: The Beach Girls, Homework, Joysticks, Losin’ It, Goin’ All the Way, My Tutor, Pink Motel, Spring Break, (the mighty) Screwballs, and (the also mighty) Zapped!
But Private School represented Hollywood’s first full-scale attempt to concoct an all-out teen sex comedy blockbuster, calculatedly combining familiar genre tropes (nerds, jocks, nudity-producing pranks, cross-dressing one’s way into the girls’ shower room, etc.), and then adding Phoebe Cates—the naked girl from Fast Times—up on top like a beautiful, brown-nippled bow.
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