Bizarre Adventure Naked Filming…Filming in the nude
March 20, 2011 by Richard Dodd
I am often asked if I have filmed any naked ..nude..or explicit sex scenes. The straight answer is yes to all of that. What, when, where and how.??
Calm down..we can deal with this subject in an orderly and cool manner.
Cool being the operative word when I recall shooting a documentary on Vienna, Austria in the early seventies. The crew were there for a month and we were staying in a Sport Hotel on the outskirts of the City, naturally, this being Austria there was a sports complex and the usual sauna,
The hotel was used mainly by American tourists who, remarkably, are quite prudish in some matters and at that time they rarely used the sauna facilities, the crew did, and to our delight so did the very attractive hotel staff. But that was just satisfying our own voyeuristic tastes…we did not film in there.
We did film at a famous female artist’s studio and she arranged for her model to be there on the day of filming.The model turned up and she was absolutely stunning, after being introduced she excused herself to go and change, we carried on filming an interview with the painter.The model re-entered the room ..stark naked except for a silk top hat.
After a prolonged session of filming we took a break for refreshments and the model sat down in a large easy chair in front of the crew. She was warm from the lights and proceeded to cool down her overheated parts by wafting the silk topper…bizarre and surreal..It is difficult to keep a conversation going and look at someones eyes whilst this is going on. However we persevered and stuck it out for most of the afternoon.. some jobs are just too tough!
On another occasion, during the Paris student riots of 1968…going back a bit I know but stay with it…We were there filming with a small crew and following events..After the riot police had chased most of the students out of the city we located some of them who had gone to ground in a large chateau on the outskirts.
The house had a walled garden and a massive entrance gate..We banged on the gate and asked if we could interview some of the students, there were about a hundred or so in there.
The answer was a definite “NON”
We persevered and finally a little negotiating committee came to the gate. They thought they had us, they said that everyone inside was sunbathing in the nude and we could only have access if we were nude too..We got the interviews,. and a very pleasant afternoon..
A couple of passive nudity stories where no sex was involved.
As a young cameraman covering local news I went with my recordist and lighting man to a local university where the national female students hockey finals were being played. A stringer covered the field action and we arranged to interview the captain of the final two teams.
We were shown to a building where we set up to interview the captains.We set up at the end of a broad wide corridor and waited for the games to finish. The final whistle went and the cheering crowds soon began to drift to our building..There had been twenty two teams competing, that’s assuming eleven girls in each team…over two hundred girls.
Within minutes they were swarming through the doors and without even breaking stride they were stripping off their hockey strips and milling about before making their way into the shower rooms, hundreds of 18-22 year old girls, all excited and happy, all starkers and all around us..Some days are just sent straight from heaven.
Another event was down in the Dead Sea area. Because of the peculiar properties of the ozone level down there its a place that attracts sufferers of psoriasis, a dreadful disease which can be awfully disfiguring.
The hotel we stayed in had a special section of the beach which was female only and it was completely screened off for total privacy, it was also the place where the women with the disease went to expose their affected part to the sun.
It seems that psoriasis is common around the pelvic , buttocks and pudenda sections and the victims spend a lot of time on their hands and knees pointing their derrieres towards the sun.
To cut a long story short we got permission to film this event as long as no faces were shown and I found myself tracking along about twenty bare bottoms.. sometimes you do wonder if you are actually cut out for this job.
There are a number of memories of famous naked folk , perhaps the most famous was an A list Hollywood actress who was renowned for her fabulous body. I went out to her ranch on the outskirts of LA to interview her and her almost as famous Director husband….no names here.
The husband greeted us at the door and said his wife was busy in the pool but would be a couple of minutes, then he proceeded to show us a massive revolver he had just bought, it was quite an antique and weighed a ton, we all had a little play with it then the Director said ..”Ok..lets go out to the pool”..As we walked through the patio doors there was his famous wife emerging from the water, naked as a jay bird and I have to say all of the compliments that had been paid were absolutely in order. She was definitely Number 10..She stood around and shook our hands before casually wandering off to find a robe. Another heavy duty day. But we all remembered the very big pistol on the hall table.
Another A list American actress had to do a nude love scene and insisted that the set was closed..
Ok..Everyone went off except me and the director plus the two actors..She was reluctant to disrobe and asked if I could leave too…Ok I said but I have to see what the light is doing, just briefly to make sure it was all going to look alright then I would also clear the set.
She took off her top and all was revealed ..except she had nothing to reveal..flat as a boy..no wonder she wanted a closed set…The only actual sex scenes we filmed was also in LA..a documentary on the making of porn movies.
We arrived at a large Beverly Hills mansion and were taken to the set, which really consisted of the entire house..they were at it all over the place. Couples were having sex on the floor, the stairs, by the pool, in the kitchen..everywhere
In fact some of the male artists had been so vigorous in their efforts that the producer immediately asked the crew if they would like to participate…just for the close ups..I am pleased to say that no one accepted the very kind offer. The girls were all a bit off putting anyway..The funny thing was that the crew were all from New York…all professional filmmakers but they made some money on the side by shooting high quality porn but didn’t want to be recognised.
That’s about it quite boring really…
But then there was the visit to Hugh Heffners Playboy Mansion for a party…but maybe some other time………