The Top 20 Nude Scenes of 1998

Here are the ordered results of the balloting, complete with links to film clips.

(If you are a member, you don’t need to get the film clips from those storage locker sites. They are in the members’ page along with more than 50,000 others. Aesthete alone has done more than 5,000 film clips, and Defoe about 3,400!)

Although it takes me a long time to assemble the choices, create the thumbnails, create the poll page, create the film clips and assemble the results page, I have to say that it was fun to look back on 1998. I really enjoyed recalling some of those great scenes and seeing how you evaluated them. I usually have a lot of reservations about the results of our “real time” polls, but I felt that this one came out almost exactly the way I would have done it personally. (Although one commenter reminded me that Dangerous Beauty probably placed far too low. Fair point. I would not have placed it second, as he suggested, but probably would have pegged it for the #6 slot.)

Given that it seemed to be a pleasant experience for all of us, I’ll trudge along on 1997 as soon as I muster sufficient ambition.

4 thoughts on “The Top 20 Nude Scenes of 1998

  1. I have to say, I was a little surprised with the answers. Not the top. I think that was a given. But Dangerous Beauty would have been my hands down second place winner for sure. And a great film to boot. In fact, Scoop, I seem to remember you writing a really thorough dissertation on that flick back in the day.

    1. The placement of Dangerous Beauty was really the only place where I strongly disagreed. I would have placed it just below the big five. Yeah, I admired the film, although that was back before I started writing lengthy essays. After watching the film, I even bought “The Honest Courtesan,” which is about Veronica Franco in 16th century Venice, and quotes liberally from her diaries.

      I still wonder why Catherine McCormack couldn’t ride that film to greater stardom.

  2. I was surprised there wasn’t a single vote for Rachel Griffiths, Cate Blanchett, or Natasha Gregson Wagner (despite her two nominations). I could have easily voted for Griffiths if it had been a different year. Also noteworthy, Anne Heche got just a single vote for Gus Van Sant’s Psycho remake.

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