Nudity in American television has always been a controversial topic. Aside from a few exceptions, nudity in the United States has traditionally not been shown on terrestrial television. On the other hand, cable television has been much less constrained as far as nudity is concerned.
Back in the day, you had to go out to a video store, look in a private room behind some beaded curtains for a video, drive back home, and then use your VHS player to get nakedness on your television. Or, even worse, you had to call a numbe r and pay over the phone each time you wanted to watch some nudity on screen. But we've come a long way, baby, and now pretty much every channel barring basic cable has their own way for a viewer to get their eyes on some boobs and some butts.
There, I said it. Indeed, I'm probably more of a prude than I'd care to admit, and certainly more of a prude than I imagined a couple of decades ago. And yet
January 11, A question about it has raised the anger of the show's producers. At a Thursday session with the Television Critics Association to promote the comedy's new season, a reporter asked Lena Dunhamthe show's creator, executive producer and star, why her character was so often naked and for no apparent reason.
The kids are going to be out of school for their holiday break. They might be getting new phones, tablets, TVs or other devices that give them access to every streaming service and website in the world. There is a lot of naked TV shows out there that you may not want impressionable eyes to see.
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Jett is naturally skilled in evasiveness — a trait of the trade, surely. Charlie isn't meant to see through her distractions. Then Charlie asks a question requiring Jett to lie, and she does — while sitting herself down at a table laden with a full coffee service: china cups, dishes and all.
The first full-frontal nudity on TV is generally believed to have been in Holland inwhen 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,which sampled stark examples from abroad.
The show gets about as much attention for the amount of "disrobing" on it as it does for being one of the best shows on TV. But, that doesn't mean it's the show with the highest number of scenes like this on TV. Not by a long shot.
Euphoriathe highly stylized teen drama from HBO, doesn't debut until this Sunday, but it is already starting to cause its fair share of controversy. Starring Zendaya as a high school student who self-medicates with drugs and alcohol to numb her emotional pain, Euphoria is an unflinching look at teenage life that doesn't shy away from showing the complex world that Generation Z must navigate. And HBO is standing by its new show—which absolutely does have a lot of sex and drugs—despite reports of controversy during production and outrage from a parents' group. According to The Hollywood Reporterone actor allegedly quit the show because the content was so intense.