The Best Undressed List

Murray Bartlett and Lukas Gage in HBO’s The White Lotus

Hollywood wasn’t afraid to take viewers to some surprisingly nude new places in 2021.   Cinema ventured deep into the explicit in several of the year’s top pictures, perhaps none more so than on HBO’s The White Lotus.  It featured multiple erotic scenes but the one everyone was talking about at the water cooler was the scene between Lukas Gage and Murray Bartlett.  It lands at #7 on Mr. Man’s Top Ten Nude Scenes of 2021.  For his part, Gage welcomed the attention.  “I can’t wait for my ass to get retweeted all over the Internet,” he said.  And it did.

Halston, the Netflix miniseries about the rise and fall of the iconic couture designer, was as sexually-forward as it was fashion-forward.  It had everything fans could expect from a Ryan Murphy production: rock music, drugs and loads of runway looks, but it was the eye-popping nakedness that truly captivated fans in 2021; especially the scene where Ewan McGregor and 6’4 tall Sullivan Jones engage in very realistic intimacy.

Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s Halston

“Hollywood continues to push the boundaries when it comes to nudity and sex,” says Phil Henricks of Mr. Man, the world’s leading online library of every male nude scene in the history of film and television.   “Many of the scenes we saw play out on screen in 2021 simply would not have happened in previous years.”

That includes a scene in Violation featuring a fully erect, blindfolded, Jesse LaVercombe and Peter Vacks’ masturbation scene in PVT Chat.  Sebastian Stan’s steamy getaway in Monday, featuring the actor driving a moped fully nude through the city streets of Athens, was a fan favorite but probably the most talked about scene in Twitterverse this year was Adam Demos’ impressive showing in the shower in Sex/Life.


Mr. Man’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2021 were chosen by Mr. Man’s editorial, production and marketing teams. Other notable winners are Adam Driver in Annette and Ben Hardy in The Voyeurs. For a complete list of winners and to view all ten scenes in their entirety, visit Mr. Man.

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