Staff Picks: New Hollywood

Our Staff Picks column takes you back to a time when video stores reigned supreme and the "Staff Picks" section was the place to find out what films were worthy of one's time. Of course, our version of Staff Picks has a decidedly skintillating angle, as we suss out which films from a particular subgenre are the best to find great nudity. This week let's cover one of the absolute BEST years in moviemaking: New Hollywood

What was New Hollywood? No, it isn't really modern in terms of movies made right now. These films were primarily made in the 1960s and 70s and were revolutionary films made outside of the traditional studio system. They also launched the careers of several directors who would become icons in Hollywood who all influenced the next generation. I am talking about directors like Mike Nichols, John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Dennis Hopper to name a few. Yeah, it's the class that these guys were in!

These directors made brand-new films for a new generation that was dealing with protests, unpopular wars, and new awakenings. The films really reflected that as these directors who went to proper film schools and were educated on foreign films began making films inspired by those other directors. That also meant that these films included sex, drugs, violence, and nudity. So here are some of the best and biggest films with great nude scenes:

Easy Rider

In 1969 Dennis Hopper directed the road movie that would truly define a generation. Drugs and the open road were the name of the game as men took to their motorcycles to explore the country, drop acid, smoke dope, and explore hot hippie women they met along the way. That includes women like Toni Basil and Karen Black who are nudely skinny-dipping in this scene that will make you want to take them for an easy ride:

The Graduate

Speaking of defining a generation, 1967's The Graduate is certainly one of the primary films that the flower children gravitated towards. Mike Nichols - a former sketch comedian - directed this dramedy about an aimless graduate trying to figure out what to do next in life. That includes being seduced by his love interest's mother, famously named Mrs. Robinson played by the one and only Anne Bancroft. Anne Bancroft used a boob body double for her infamous seduction scene!

Staff Picks: New Hollywood

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde was made in 1967 by Arthur Penn and is based on the true story of the famous Clyde-Barrow gang. Despite their tragic story taking place in the 20s, this film gave a fresh view of the lovers to a new generation. Faye Dunaway very sexily played Bonnie who bore her breasts behind curtains and screens. It was quite tasteful, but so sexy!

Staff Picks: New Hollywood

Staff Picks: New Hollywood

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

In 1976, John Cassavetes directed this fascinating film about a man who runs a stripper bar with the hottest go-go show on the Sunset Strip. He struggles to get by and remain above the law as he gambles with unfavorable friends who want him to repay his debts. The film gets quite gritty and tragic, but the dancers at his bar are super duper sexy. Azizi Johari shows off some seriously sexy knockers in her topless dances.

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She isn't the only one! Alice Fredlund also shook her money-makers on the stage among other hot babes who really had it going on. Bookie who? We're here for the boobies!

Staff Picks: New Hollywood

The Conversation

Finally, Francis Ford Coppola gave audiences plenty to talk about with his 1974 film The Conversation. The film hones in on the idea of paranoia as Gene Hackman stars in one of his most compelling and creepy roles in a film that is all about surveillance and attempting to figure out what is real and what is imagined. Do you know what's real?

Elizabeth MacRae's breasts and buns when she slips off her dress and shows off her fine figure. How about that TA for a conversation starter?

Staff Picks: New Hollywood

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