Thank God (or Buddha) for social networking. I asked fellow naturists if implied nudity would be a dealbreaker when watching a naturist film. Especially when average older folk are nude in full frontal shots but many of the young people are not.
Here is what they said:
Your movie sounds really interesting though. I'd love to see it whenever it is done.
Dario Western "You could have gone to some of the family nudist places and asked if there were any teens who were willing to be featured in the film instead of getting textile actors. They would have probably been more than happy to feature in the movie.
Nude children and teens have been featured in some films like "The Blue Lagoon", "The Boys Of St. Vincents", "Educating Julie", "Puberty Blues"."
Tony Young Comment by Tony Young on June 8, 2010 at 2:26pm
Unfortunately in this country, soliciting teen talent for a nudist film is out of the question. Those films you mentioned were done decades ago, and even Brooke Shields said on the Blue Lagoon commentary that they could not have made that movie nowadays.
When I asked for talent on the nudist resort.org site, they freaked when they assumed I wanted to hire teenagers. They had no idea that movies and tv shows (other than Disney) hire 18 year old actors to play younger for movies of this genre. And when I said my lead character had a "gift," I can only guess what they thought I meant.
Also, there are no scenes featuring teenage characters nude. It's a directorial choice. Films need conflict and what is more obvious a conflict than having a clothed teenager in a nudist setting. At this writing, we've edited the first 20 minutes and it does feel like a "behind the scenes" of a nudist resort type of film. We can definitely use more nudity.
Comment by Matthew Kerwin on May 14, 2010 at 1:48am
Is there some legal consideration about nudity for films representing someone to be under the age of 18 even thought the actor were 18 or older? I've seen children filmed nude in major films - not often, but it happens.
Yes, being coy about nudity detracts from the wholesomeness of nudity. It makes it seem "naughty" and usually actually makes the situation somewhat salacious.
I suppose that big name filmmakers can get more cooperation from the cast. I've often thought that, when filming nude scenes, the director and crew - at least the director - could be nude too - and in a naturist film - the director should make sure that he is in the film too - a la Hitchcock - fully nude.
Comment by Tony Young on May 14, 2010 at 2:06am
Actually, there is no law about depicting teens nude if the actors are 18. It was a directorial choice, as well as a socio/political statement.
Comment by Fatnudist on May 13, 2010 at 2:36pm
"It seems to me that if your making a naturist film with no/limited nudity, you're implying that there is something wrong/bad about nudity. If everyone is over 18 actually, I don't see what the problem is in them all being nude, Did they not know what the film was about? "
Comment by Tony Young on May 13, 2010 at 9:02pm
Yes, but she claimed that she didn't know which roles would be full frontal, which ones would be topless only, and which would be implied. In this town, nudity can hurt an actresses career. And they are all paranoid.
I write great roles and many actresses are attracted to the roles and will try to scam you into giving it to them, and allowing them to film it with implied nudity.