The nudist’s movie list

The nudist’s movie list

With winter kicking in quite hard, especially for us living in the northern hemisphere, time has come to move our towels from the beach to the couch.
So why not dive into the wonderful world of nudie movies?
Before you get too comfortable, please know this: The list is not huge. Actually, we could only find a handful of movies with nudism as a main topic and one or two more that have nudists in it.
Luckily we can also add some good documentaries to the list. Let’s check it out.

 

Act Naturally

This is probably the only movie about naturism that has made the big screen. The story is simple: Two half sisters who don’t know each other get a message that their dad has passed away and that they have to come to some place to receive their heritage. This heritage seems to be… A nudist camp. At first the two women are really reserved, but then things happen and well… We’re not going to spoil the movie for you.

 

In our opinion it’s quite a good movie, it’s a comedy, maybe a bit brainless but ideally for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It gives quite a representative idea of what a nudist camp looks like and who nudists are. It gives some extra attention to the special bond between nudists, which we quite enjoyed.

 

There is a sequel coming up called “Act Super Naturally”, which should have been out quite some time ago but the production faced many problems. The latest news is that it’s finally finished and went into screening now.
We’re looking forward to see it.

 

Barefoot to the Neck
Original title:  Barfuß bis zum Hals

A German movie about a big domain, which contained a nudist camp, that was sold. The buyer and his daughter seemed to be quite prude so when they decided to give their newly bought camp a visit, the camp board decided to hide the fact that they are nudists and act as if they’re a textile campground. Which of course results in several awkward situations and misunderstandings.

 

Actually we liked this movie more than the previous one. It’s also a quite easy comedy, but it sends a lot of messages to its viewers. There’s a lot of attention to the family life in and out of the camp, there’s a teen struggling with his nudist lifestyle (well mostly with the one of his parents) because the kids at school make fun of him, there’s much attention to how nudists stick together and also to how nudists enjoy their free life and don’t like to follow rules that go against their lifestyle.

 

La fonte des neiges
A French short movie. Even though we’re not such big fans of short movies, this one was quite alright. It’s about a woman and her teen-ish son who go to a nudist camp (notice that all movies seem to be about nudist camps… no beaches, no resorts but camps. Which spreads the idea that nudism is still strictly practiced in colonies…). The boy isn’t into nudism at all, but he gets to know a girl about his age who tears down his wall brick by brick.

 

The most beautiful thing about this short movie is the way the boy falls in love with the girl and how it has nothing sexual at all. In these times when nudism is becoming more and more accepted but nudism with kids is often still a taboo, this movie can be quite an eye opener. It shows that nudist kids are not little perverts but genuinely follow their feelings with no focus on the body.

 

Naked States and Naked World

These two documentaries are a must see for everyone!
Both are about the photographer Spencer Tunick. In Naked States he’s followed during a project to shoot a nude photo in every state of the USA and in Naked World he sees things bigger and wants to shoot one in all seven continents (yes, you read it correctly: 7. Including Antartica).

 

Even if photography doesn’t interest you at all, you’ll probably enjoy these documentaries. They are  10% about Spencer, 10% about taking the photo and 80% about the people he meets along the way, who may or may not participate and the reasons for their choice.
It gives a very interesting view on the opinion of people these days about public nudity. We found it stunning how for example the French, whose country is very much known for the many nude beaches and resorts were still quite hesitant (we would even say prude) when it came to being photographed in the buff. And on the other hand there were the Russians who appeared to be very open and welcoming even though public nudity is forbidden by law in their country.
Even in the US we saw big differences between the different states.
It’s very interesting how different people see the same thing as very sexual or not sexual at all or how one thinks the photos are pure art and others consider them pure porn.
Anyway, very much recommended!

 

My Daughter The Teenage Nudist

If you’re interested in how “young” people experience naturism, you got to see this! Actually, it should be mandatory for every member of a board of a nudist/naturist organization to watch this documentary.
In the documentary several groups between the age of, let’s say 16 and 30 are followed on  their way into public nudity. It gives an excellent insight in  young adult’s ideas of naturism (although they don’t seem to like the name) and brings up the problems they have with established naturist groups.
When we started this blog, we considered ourselves the only “young” nudists in town, but soon we noticed that others were not as reluctant as we thought they were. They just didn’t like naturism as it’s generally known. And that’s exactly what this documentary is about.
If we want to secure the future of nudism, we (and especially the established naturist organisations) will have to set sails to a different direction, one more attractive to a younger crowd.

 

And then there’s more
No, that’s not the title of a movie, we just want to say that there are other movies worth mentioning.
The Blue Lagoon for example, for which we created a separate blog post, gives some good insights in the perception of nudity.

 

Then there’s Atomised, where the two main characters are ditched by their mom because she wanted to join a nudist colony. Well “nudist colony”… The colony in this movie is everything what nudism is not about and contains all the misconceptions. It’s nothing more than a free love/free sex commune. If you want your friends to get an idea what nudism is all about, don’t show them this movie!

 

Wanderlust is a Hollywood comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd who get lost in the woods and end up in a hippy commune which also has one nudist. Again, very stereotypical about nudism and free love.

 

Dawn Gets Naked is a series freely available on Youtube where the show hosts tries to convince people to go naked and examines the different pros and cons. Body acceptation comes a lot in the picture here. It’s quite superficial but nevertheless it’s fun to watch.

 

And a last one we’d like to mention is The Workshop, a documentary about guru Paul Lowe who’s giving mental healing workshops and uses nudity to make the participants more open and accessible. But he uses sex and orgies too so the question is what this actually says about nudity itself…

 

Have you seen any good nudie movies? Feel free to share!

 

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21 thoughts on “The nudist’s movie list

  1. There also the “nudesploitation” movies from the 1960s. These were various movies set in nudist environments just so the producers could show some skin. However, some of them give a nice view of nudism back in those days, and the film codes of the days kept them from getting raunchy. Some titles that are available as free downloads at various places on the web are:

    “Nude on the Moon”
    “Diary of a Nudist”
    “Hideout in the Sun”
    “The Naked Venus”
    “Nudist Land”

  2. “The Garden of Eden”, 1954, young woman (30s) with a six-year-old daughter, ends up getting a flat, gets picked up by a man who it turns out is a member of a nudist “colony” (resort). She has to adapt to her surroundings while her daughter and the man she met attempts to convince her about non-sexual nudism. With full-frontal nudity of children, adult men and women, it even had court cases against it for “obscenity” but the Court of Appeal decided it was neither indecent or obscene.

    “The Nudist Story / For Members Only” Young woman inherits a “Sun Club” and decides to sell it; members ask her to reconsider and the movie focuses on her experiences and her transition into the world of social nudism.

  3. Confetti
    A satire on reality shows where the winner gets a free wedding. One of the couples is nude the entire time, as are their guests.
    Very tongue in cheek

  4. “Educating Julie,” in which she does a college research project on nudism and is gradually persuaded to join them…which causes her boyfriend some anguish.

    Rather dated and British, but I enjoyed it.

    Available online.

  5. There is a nice Australian comedy, “Maslin Beach”, with several stories that happen in that nude beach. Maybe not the best film in history, but it has a few funny moments, and I like the natural and positive image of nudism.

    “El nudista” is a Spanish short film where we can see through the eyes of a child the relationship between nudism and freedom.

    Also “Summer Lovers”. Not really focused on nudism, it is the story of a young American couple on holidays in a Greek island where they visit some nude beaches. Difficult for them at the beginnig, then sunbathing naked becomes normal.

  6. Thanks to you both as well as other contributors for some new nudist films and documentaries to us. We’ll try to watch a few over the next weeks holiday period. As you say its good to catch up with nudist films during the colder weather, we’re too busy being nude outside here and visiting other nude places when its warm enough to do so.

    Another British TV nudist documentary from a while back is Let’s Go Naked, its about a group of UK nudists, a trainee teacher and friends as they travel to Cap D’Agde. – https://youtu.be/0VgxL2rCmK8

    There were a number of UK nudist films made in the 60’s and 70’s mainly that sort of showed the slightly glamourised side of nudism, i.e. showcasing attractive naked females as the lead characters, they’re quite fun to look back on today.
    I’ll look for some links to share here soon.

  7. There’s this other french one, kind of a drama, Les Textiles, about a family that suddenly find themselves in a Nudist island for vacations, note that it touch nudism also from the “adult-oriented” side, to call it somehow.

  8. Wonderful post, watched the movies and appreciated the comments. This is a very good contribution to everything naturism

  9. I saw “Act Naturally,” and was a bit disappointed. Perhaps it was an homage to the nudist exploitation films, but their phallophobia, especially when one character carefully folded his laptop into a loincloth, while getting out of his chair, thereby avoiding the “pickle” hazard. This would have been a good opportunity to normalize genetalia, rather than draw attention to them by ostentatiously hiding them.

    1. Yes, you have to remember that it’s a Hollywood movie, so they apply certain prudish rules to make sure that the main public isn’t shocked too much… It’s a pity, but at least they present a good image of nudists to the people.

  10. Although not necessary considered a nudist movie, check out ‘Nude Trails – Redwood Forest with Madison Page by Scenic Workouts’. Not going to say the name of the site but it starts with a A but after searching the title, if you look toward the bottom there is a section entitled ‘Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought’ and it will list over 80 or so more ‘nude’ DVD’s.

  11. Good list, some I knew, others I don’t.
    Similar to “La fonte des neiges” is a film called “The Spy Who Caught A Cold” about a young girl and her mum going to a camp by a beach. It was shown on UK tv many years ago as part of a nudity season on Channel 4.

  12. I once saw a movie (I think its french) about a couple who rent a place and find out it was with some young nudist … did someone know the title ? Thank you!

  13. I made a film called “Micky’s Summer Resort.” It’s pretty decent considering we didn’t shoot in a real nudist resort, but recreated one pretty well.

    An earlier effort called, “American Nudist” is not worth getting but includes clips of my naturist films. I was pressured to doing an arthouse film.

    Look for it very soon.

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