The COVID-19 pandemic may have walloped the film and TV industries, closing cinemas and forcing many movies direct to digital, but there was an upside to the year. Or more like a back and front side…
2020 was a banner year for male nudity in film and Mr. Man has named the year’s best in their annual “Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2020” list.
Some unexpected actors made the cut including SNL’s Andy Samberg and Nicholas Hoult (best known as the adorable Marcus Brewer in the romantic comedy About a Boy). Several men of color stripped from their skivvies, most notably Samson Ajewole in the HBO series I May Destroy You and Daniel Kaluuya in Queen & Slim.
More actors than ever before even dared to free willy it in 2020! Tom Mercier went full frontal in We Are Who We Are, as did Italian stallion Michele Morrone in 365 Days, Matt Bomer in Boys in the Band and Paul Mescal in Normal People.
It wasn’t so long ago when a naked man in a mainstream studio film risked the film being classified as pornography. When the director of the classic 1982 teen movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High wanted to match the numerous female nude scenes with a male one, she was told it would earn the film an X rating.
“Thankfully, Hollywood has made a lot of progress since then,” says Phil Henricks of Mr. Man, the world’s leading online library of every male nude scene in the history of film and television. “Not only is male nudity more prevalent in 2020, it is salacious.”
In The Prince, Juan Carlos Maldonado and three friends strip nude in the woods and then roll around in mud, giving viewers a full minute of eye-catching nudity. In P-Valley, Dan J. Johnson dazzles in a BDSM scene, laying naked on a cloud bed with chains holding him down. “We had a hard time narrowing this year’s scenes down to ten,” Henricks adds.
However, they somehow managed. All ten scenes are viewable in their entirety with free signup at https://www.mrman.com/top10-of-the-year/2020.