By request, I’ll be going for a bit of vintage nudity today, with the Gillian Hills and Jane Birkin nude scene from Blow-Up. It’s mostly Jane Birkin we see nude in the 1966 classic, which I suppose is suiting considering her status as a sex symbol for that decade. One could even argue that Blow-Up was a launch pad for said status, considering her appearance in it is from before she was truly famous, taking the role of the blond half of a pair of young women desperate to get their photos taken by the film’s nihilistic protagonist, played by David Hemmings. But most notably, perhaps, Blow-Up is accepted as the first film in British cinema to display full frontal female nudity.
Just to be clear, though, the full frontal scene in question actually has Gillian Hills nude – the brunette half – not Jane Birkin. Or rather, before Jane Birkin. That’s regarding both the chronology of the appearance of bush in the film (by a few seconds), and the fact that in Jane Birkin’s case, her vajayjay only flashes for a frame or two, whereas with Gillian Hills, it’s on screen for, like, a good half a second or so. It’s also more clearly visible since her legs aren’t as scrunched together. When it comes to titties, though, Jane Birkin takes the lead in the amount of nudity we see on screen, with her co-star more frequently covered up by the film’s props or hidden by unfriendly camera angles.
Blow-Up may not be the only film to see Jane Birkin naked in – not even close – but it certainly has its place in history for its part in the movement towards the acceptance of nudity in film, something that I’m sure most fappers are duly thankful for. OK, so I’m still experiencing the same difficulties with the uploading of videos as I was in yesterday’s Natasha Henstridge post, but you can find the caps of the Gillian Hills and Jane Birkin nude scene below, and I’ll upload the video when I can, so y’all check back for that.