This one might be debatable, at least when it comes to the nubile lady-bits on display. Lucky for us, the film also contains copious amounts of little boy nudity, courtesy of the director’s young son. Let me explain.
Walkabout is a tale of two innocents stranded in the unforgiving Australian outback. Jenny Agutter, who played the female sibling, initially auditioned for the role in 1967 at the tender age of 14. Fortunately (for us), filming was delayed until 1969 due to a convenient lack of financing. Apparently 16 is the age prime trim becomes legal in Australia (lucky Ozzies) and director Nicolas Roeg took full advantage of this by filming numerous nude scenes, including an artistic/gratuitous skinny dipping scene that lasts a good five minutes. Of course that doesn’t explain why it was okay for him to film his underage son in the buff. I guess the age restrictions on nudity don’t apply to little boys.
Poor, naive Jenny Agutter. According to Wikipedia, she claims she was shocked by how explicit the film was. Really? You spend half the shoot frolicking naked in front of the camera and you are shocked? Besides, the nudity is meant to be innocent. Deliciously innocent. In fact, it was so innocent the MPAA reduced the original rating from R to PG on appeal. Underage nudity that’s suitable for the whole family!
According to IMDB, Jenny Agutter was embarrassed when doing the skinny dipping scene, so most of the crew were sent away. When shooting was done they returned, stripped naked, and all went for a swim. Not because they wanted to make her feel at ease, but because they wanted to marinate in her tasty girl juices.
And although he was 18 at the time, and indigenous people have no laws regarding nudity, a special shout-out goes out to David Gulpilil‘s aboriginal wang-parts, which are prominently featured during the highly sensual courtship scene.
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