There’s nothing gratuitous about any of these male nude scenes. Nope, not at all. These actors get naked for their art because the plot requires it.
See, we have to watch Christian Bale exfoliate in the shower, or else we could never fully appreciate the extent of his vanity and metrosexuality. And if we didn’t see Daniel Craig‘s bare assed shower scene in Flashbacks of a Fool, we might assume he’s a broken down drunk rather than a functioning alcoholic. How else could we know Mel Gibson is completely cray-cray unless he’s stripped down to nothing but his insane ’80s mullet in Lethal Weapon? And since movies are about showing, not telling, we have to see Matthew McConaughey rolling around onstage in a thong with spread butt cheeks to fully appreciate his character’s talents as an exotic dancer. Did you know they had to CGI McConaughey’s butthole out of the shot? That’s how revealing his naked striptease was.
Check out this parade of perky male celebrity posteriors and vote for your favorite. My money’s on the lingering closeup of Antonio Banderas‘ Hispanic hiney.by