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When Ted Cruz was the Solicitor General in Texas, his office argued the following before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals:

“There is no substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship.”

Mimi Rogers naked in the Door in the Floor (2004)

Perhaps even more impressive, Mimi also did full rear nudity in that scene. It is highly unusual for an actress that age to allow the camera to take in a full rear shot in good light. Even more unusual: that butt looked pretty great. She was a competitive swimmer in her youth, and she kept that swimmers’ body for a long time.

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Although she was competing against women young enough to be her daughters, Mimi earned the #2 spot among our best nude scenes of 2004. She probably would have won the poll in many years, but not 2004. The performance that beat her that year is arguably the greatest nude performance in history: Eva Green in The Dreamers.

That was not her only appearance among the top three of a year. Mimi finished third among the top nude scenes in 1995, for her epic nudity in Full Body Massage (sample here).

Way to go, Science.

By the way, I can achieve this same effect with human women by criticizing Dirty Dancing.

…. Speaking of the march of science, the pinnacle of human scientific achievement may have been reached – “Artificial Intelligence Can Now Accurately Describe Your Poop.” Now that we’ve reached that point, humanity should have smooth sailin’ from now on. It’s gratifying. All this time I thought those scientists were simply wasting their time trying to alleviate human suffering.

Per Variety: “Bo Hopkins, the actor who has appeared in classics like ‘American Graffiti,’ ‘The Wild Bunch,’ ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘The Getaway,’ died Friday. He was 80 years old.”

Weirdly, the facts surrounding his demise are in dispute. The Hollywood Reporter says he died Saturday, and was 84 years old. Take your pick. Wikipedia chose the “Saturday at 84” option.

I had more or less forgotten him, and the images from these articles reminded me of how much he resembled Alexander Skarsgård.