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Incidental Nudism/Naturism on television
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:19:54 AM »
Here's something curious worth noting.

Rarely, I think, is nudism or naturism mentioned in an incidental way. That is, mentioned in a context in which it, nudism, is not the topic being covered. But I remember one program during which it was.

The old TV show with Robert Stack called Unsolved Mysteries (when I used to watch TV). One episode was about a man who managed to steal some sports memorabilia from someone. I think, if I remember correctly, that he lived in a nudist club for a while, that had people living there all the time. The shows had lots of interviews with people in connection with the stories and this one included people in the nudist club. Nothing was shown and the interviewees had towels wrapped around them. About the only comment about the nudist aspect was that it was an "offbeat" lifestyle.

I don't recall another show, program or movie that presented nudism as incidental rather than central to the plot, which is usually done for the comedic or titillating effect.


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Re: Incidental Nudism/Naturism on television
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 04:13:15 PM »

Not incidental but there was a documentary on UK mainstream television (Channel 4) in 2014 called The Naked Village about Speilplatz the naturist village near St Albans in the UK.  I won't post any links as they are likely to be allowed in the USA but you've got enough info there to google.
It is very rare or even unprecedented to have a serious documentary about the naturist life.  This one wasn't particularly complimentary as it showed the residents to be a fairly combative bunch and the narrative majored on their struggle to keep the village viable financially so that they could continue to have their naturist enclave.  However, it did emphasise how the naturist population is generally tending to elderly but also how benign the naturist life is. No lurid content and No Sex Please We're British!*


*The latter phrase was the title of a long running London West End comedy play.


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Re: Incidental Nudism/Naturism on television
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 08:39:21 PM »
I understand from posts about it on the BN forum by a Spielplatz resident that the differences were all sorted before the programme was made but, of course, they were features because they make good television.
Aparenty this is standard practice.

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Re: Incidental Nudism/Naturism on television
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 06:38:17 AM »
And of course, still available on YouTube is the BBC’s 1979 documentary Let’s Go Naked which, although now extremely dated in so many ways, is a testament to what TV can do when it acts like a grown-up.
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