I’ll be going for the vintage appeal this Friday with the Brooke Adams nude scenes from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Now, there might be some confusion regarding what exactly I’m referring to, so allow me to clarify. There’s an Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1956 and another from 1978, as well as a Body Snatchers from 1993 and The Invasion from 2007. All of these are the same movie, based on the novel The Body Snatchers, released in 1955. Similarly there are many searchable individuals named Brooke Adams, including a wrestler who wears skimpy outfits and goes by “Miss Tessmacher”, a pornographic actress with an apparent degree in biochemistry, and a film and television actress that was kinda big in the late 70s but now only appears in cameo roles alongside husband Tony Shalhoub. This post is about the last of the three.
I suppose this makes for interesting contrast with yesterday’s post regarding to what extent something is a nude scene. Yes, we do see Brooke Adams naked, but it’s not nearly as gratuitous as, to use the same example, Hell Baby is. In the latter, every part of the actress’ body is in clear view, whereas in Invasion, the director does everything possible to hide as much nudity as he can. In the outdoor nude scene, branches and shadows seem to almost always cover the nipples. The later indoor nude scene takes it to an even greater level when Brooke Adams is walking down a line and at almost every step, there’s something magically between her breasts and the camera, including at one point a long roll of dirty plastic that’s stretched out for no apparent reason.
That’s not to say it’s a total wash as far as the nudity is concerned, though. I’ve taken great care to fish out the frames where nude bits are actually visible and cap them. The video clip still includes the full scenes, of course. The first time we see Brooke Adams naked is right near the end of the movie. I’ll try not to spoil too much (though the video will probably do that anyway), but she appears in the dark woods at night completely naked, beckoning to the protagonist while her nipples peek out from between the branches. In the second nude scene, a few minutes later, she’s walking through a warehouse. She’s supposed to be completely naked as far as the story is concerned, but there’s one moment where her lower body gets a bit more light, and you can make out a sort of fleshy-colored cloth around her crotch. Nevertheless, we do glimpse her boobies a few times here, albeit in rather low-light and during fast movement.
The movie itself? While it predictably suffers from the typical 70s audio problem of everything being rerecorded in a studio and every sound being flat and inexpressive, I gotta say, the visuals are incredible for a movie this old. The title sequence alone stands out for the decade. The pacing is sorta hit and miss, particularly in the beginning, but otherwise it’s a pretty good film if you’re looking to kill a few hours. Also, I was mildly amused by seeing a young Donald Sutherland with ginger curls. But hey, if that’s not your thing, there’s some vintage nudity in it for you. Video clip and caps from the Brooke Adams nude scenes are below. I’ve gone ahead and edited the two nude scenes into one video since they’re both pretty short. Enjoy.