From Hollywood.com Staff
We've already shared with you our favorite TV shows, singles, and books of 2012. But we know what the Internet demands. So, for your viewing pleasure, we've rounded up our 13 favorite nude scenes from television and films this year. Risqué, surprising, and sexy, these were the scenes that left our tongues wagging for more reason than one. Start reading the list below, and click through to see our favorite nude scenes featuring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and more!
We'd point to Magic Mike's innumerable Xquisite butt shots, but we prefer to be equal opportunity here. Mike's (Channing Tatum) opening nude scene with on again off again girlfriend Joanna (Olivia Munn) was such an eyeful, we began to wish their clothes could be as off again as their relationship.
NEXT: The Vampire Vamps[PAGEBREAK]
Following her participation in the very PG-13 Twilight franchise, Kristen Stewart was eager to move on by taking it all off. In the adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel, Stewart not only acts in the buff, but participates in a threesome as well. Turns out the star of the PG-13 vampire series has some bite after all.
NEXT: Bachelor in the Buff[PAGEBREAK]
Bachelor super-villainess Courtney Robertson learned quickly that the closest way to a man's heart is through your own skivvies. The eventual winner of Ben Flajnik's final rose shocked Bachelor fans and contestants when she encouraged her paramour to an on-camera skinny dip. Nothing like taking a nice swim before your post-season relationship sinks.
NEXT: The Table Is Turned[PAGEBREAK]
Man, when serial killers go at it, they really go all out! When it comes to sex, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) has never been one for emotions or connecting with another human let alone having an interest in sticking it in (a pre-existing hole not made by his own knife skills). So it was certainly shocking to see Dexy getting sexy with fellow murderperson Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) after he wrapped her up in plastic and intended to kill her. Dexter, having sex, with another serial killer, that he initiated? And enjoyed? Who is this Dexter Morgan?! Because we don't know him (but we don't mind him)!
NEXT: A Nude Scene That Makes Our Heads Swim[PAGEBREAK]
Marion Cotillard bares all, emotionally and physically, in Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone. When Cotillard's double amputee Stephanie swims in the ocean for the first time since her tragic accident, the moment was perhaps the beautiful and profound nude scene in film this year.
NEXT: Girls Just Wanna Have Explicit Sex Scenes[PAGEBREAK]
Lena Dunham's numerous nude scenes during the first season of HBO's Girls was jarring to many unaccustomed to seeing average-sized nude women on television. But Dunham's Girls broke boundaries, continually forcing audiences to get comfortable with the concept of normal nudity. Turns out Hannah habitually gets as naked as her emotions.
NEXT: This Is What We Call Bonding![PAGEBREAK]
We were expecting you, Mr. Bond to get naked in the franchise's latest, Skyfall. So your shower scene with Berenice Marlohe certainly didn't disappoint.
NEXT: A Happy View of a Mad Man[PAGEBREAK]
It was quite refreshing to see Roger Sterling's (John Slattery) behind on full display during Mad Men's Season 5 finale. Showcasing a man's assets on a series that centers on the objectification of women? That certainly doesn't make us mad, man.
NEXT: Not Going to Make a Wood Joke, But We Could[PAGEBREAK]
A slasher horror movie isn't complete without a splash of nudity, rounding it out as wonderfully gratuitous piece of entertainment. So in true shlock spirit, this year's meta-horror movie Cabin in the Woods found a way to have smarter-than-your-average-horror-coed Jules lose her top. Already at the mercy of the cabin's technician team, Jules (Anna Hutchison) and her boyfriend Curt (Chris Hemsworth) are drugged with pheromones, causing them to run away to the woods for a intimate moment in the grass. Within seconds of Jules losing her shirt, zombies attack.
NEXT: If Three is a Crowd, We Like Crowds.[PAGEBREAK]
The original 1990 version of Total Recall's three-breasted woman certainly wasn't broke, but this year's reboot gave us an update anyway in the form of Kaitlyn Leeb. Like they say: Two is company.
NEXT: Stark Raving Mad[PAGEBREAK]
George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) ended up at the New Age commune Elysium by accident, stranded in the camp until their wrecked car could be fixed. But after a few days living among the hippies, they were full-fledged members, evidenced by Linda's participation in a topless protest against a group of property developers. As the peace-loving say: ""make nudity, not war.""
NEXT: HB-Oh, the Nudity![PAGEBREAK]
Take your pick: Season 2 of Game of Thrones was full of so much nudity (the Blackwater lap-sitting moment, this tryst between Stannis Baratheon and Melisandre, the list goes on ), it's impossible to single out one single scene. Which means, when it comes to HBO's Game, that we're really the winner.
NEXT: Liam's Taken It Off[PAGEBREAK]
Liam Neeson is Taken all his clothes off. The Taken 2 star agreed to strip on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October to help raise awareness for breast cancer research. And, it turns out, the 60-year-old star looks (Ra's al) Good.
[Image Credits: Lionsgate; Showtime; HBO (2); The Ellen DeGeneres Show/NBC; AMC; Warner Bros Pictures; IFC Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Columbia Pictures (2); Universal Pictures; ABC]
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