Jim McBride has a great job. For the last eight years, he and a small group of dedicated employees (including his own mother) have fastidiously watched, pinpointed, and categorized female nude scenes in over 25,000 movies and television shows, and this Saturday McBride—or as millions know him, Mr. Skin—released a book chronicling the best of the best with Mr. Skin’s Skintastic Video Guide: The 501 Greatest Movies for Sex & Nudity on DVD. Of course, after nearly a decade of harmless pay-it-forward sexual decadence, one book would seem unfitting—this book is the second from McBride, after 2004’s Mr. Skin’s Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide to Finding Your Favorite Actresses Naked.
Those unfamiliar with Mr. Skin need look no further than this year’s outrageous comedy Knocked Up, where a group of men spend all of their time and money (what little they have) on the development of a website dedicated to nude women in mainstream film, only to find Mr. Skin has beaten them to the punch—a plug that, according to McBride, has increased the website’s hits by 35 percent.
The new book takes the same approach as the website, recording the length of time an actress is nude along with her name and which body parts are shown. But McBride is careful to draw a line between his craft and pornography, keeping his focus on mainstream film and television, and leaving the extreme sites to compete with each other.
If skipping all the artistic fluff (you know—plot, character development, soundtrack, cinematography, acting, etc.) and getting right to the debauchery excites you, pick up a copy of Mr. Skin’s Skintastic Video Guide today. Here at FilmCrunch, we’re inclined to watch the entire movie. But if we happen upon a nude scene or two, we’ll keep right on watching—everything is sexier with context.
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