HeadScratcher No. 16: The naughty bits

151031__mena_lIt’s funny.

When the PopWatch Bullies sent me this question, I thought: Brilliant. Concise. Specific. Funny. Love it. So it’s interesting how much the responses varied.

So what do American Beauty, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, A Fish Called Wanda, Jarhead, and Varsity Blues have in common? They all feature scenes in which a character’s nudity is creatively concealed.

The answers fell into two camps.

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The first camp I’ll call, let’s see… Correct. They knew that Mena Suvari wore only rose petals in American Beauty (above), Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley hid behind strategically placed balloons and melons in Austin Powers, John Cleese took refuge behind a picture of a proper English lady in Wanda, Jake Gyllenhaal dons a Santa hat on his little soldier in Jarhead, and Ali Larter went totally porno in Varsity Blues with a whipped-cream bikini.

So, much love to (note: mostly pervy males):
N’Jeri Eaton
Walter Gomez
David Lankford
Craig D. Lindsey
Jordan Macadangdang
John Niles
Josh Vogel
Richard Vu
Danny Williams

The second camp I’ll call… Not So Much. Their answers all includedsome variation on the theme of male nudity. Which is funny because Itotally forgot that Kevin Spacey bares all in Beauty and Scott Caan moons the cam in Varsity. So while technically this couldbe the answer, it’s not. (To which I say: How could you forget thewhipped-cream bikini?!) But considering how high the wild guesspercentage was this week, they deserve some credit, don’t they?

Amanda Burns
Connie L. Chilton
Andrew Keenan
J.D. Sivert
Evan T. Struble
Patrick A. Yearout

Good job, children — stay tuned for more fun Friday!

Comments (7 total) Add your comment
  • Kirby Holt

    >John Cleese took refuge behind a picture of his wife in Wanda<
    It wasn't a picture of his wife, it was of the mother of the family that catches him stripping in their house.

  • Mikey

    All I can say is, more nudity, less violence. I would much rather see a beautiful female form than the inside of any bodies body. Let’s outlaw the FCC and join the rest of the world in celebrating the human form.

  • Ed

    Right you are, Kirby — made the fix

  • Mirka

    How could the bullies leave off The Jerk, with Steve Martin’s strategic use little dogs?

  • Big Joe

    >John Cleese took refuge behind a picture of his wife in WandaIt wasn’t a picture of his wife, it was of the mother of the family that catches him stripping in their house.
    ACTUALLY, it was a picture of the owner of the house. The family that catches him has rented out the house, unbeknownst to Cleese’s character.

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