'Skin' filmmakers on the nakedest movie of all time and how #MeToo movement changed nudity in film
Caligula Italian : Caligola is a erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the eponymous Roman Emperor Caligula. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione , the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic film with a feature film narrative and high production values. He cast Penthouse Pets as extras in unsimulated sex scenes filmed during post-production by himself and Giancarlo Lui. Gore Vidal originated the idea for a film about the controversial Roman emperor and produced a draft screenplay under the working title Gore Vidal's Caligula.
As the creator of the popular website Mr. Skin, Jim McBride has spent over two decades celebrating and cataloging nudity in movies. But in producing his first motion picture, the new documentary Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies — which is, well, exactly what it sounds like — McBride wanted to take a more academic approach.