Continuing the trend of hyper-gratuitous full frontal nudity in mainstream cinema, today’s post will cover the extraordinary Katia Winter nude scene in Arena. Some of you may recognize the gorgeous actress from promotional material from Fox’s upcoming series, Sleepy Hollow. Others will remember her from her minor role as a stripper in Showtime’s Dexter. These are somewhat big roles – compared to total obscurity, at least – and the latter even contains some nude scenes, but before she was this well known, she got naked a whole lot more for various roles. And as far as both quality and quantity of the nude scenes is concerned, the best of these by far is, you guessed it, Arena.
The direct-to-DVD action film actually has several Katia Winter sex scenes and other moments of miscellaneous nudity from her (not to mention many other actresses), but I’ll be focusing on only one here. If I recall correctly, there are a total of five nude scenes featuring the Scandinavian beauty, but four of them exist only as quick flashes of skin and nipple, not unlike the Rosario Dawson nude scenes from Trance. Fortunately, unlike Trance, the producers for Arena knew how to get their sales numbers up, and included a very long, very graphic, very unnecessary (but hey, who’s complaining?) exhibition of breasts and pussy as, I suppose, something between an incentive and a thank you for everyone who bought the film.
Katia Winter’s Arena nude scene, the aforementioned long one, comes in about 10 minutes into the film. She joins Kellan Lutz in a cartoonishly seedy (yet surprisingly spacious) Mexican motel room, pretty much just tagging behind him because he’s too drunk to notice. Wasting no time, she pulls off her dress, revealing herself to be completely nude underneath it. Our intrepid hero rises to the bait (hehe, “rises”) and hoists her naked body in the air and up against a wall. This embrace lasts a very short time before Katia Winter breaks off from him, walks across the room – still completely naked, mind you – and bends down to get something out of her bag. I don’t want to spoil too much (as if the clip and caps don’t already), but a whole lot of stuff happens for the rest of the scene, and the Swedish actress remains totally nude throughout. Yes, folks, director Jonah Loop is a good man.
So just like with most movies, I got Arena to see Katia Winter naked. While that was certainly not a disappointment in the least, I share that same sentiment with regard to the film itself. Being direct-to-DVD and moderately low-budget, I came into it with pretty low expectations, but I gotta say, if I hadn’t known beforehand, I would have guessed it a regular big-budget production. Fine, so the script had it’s moments of mediocrity, but for the most part, the visual effects are strong, the story and pacing are captivating, and the acting is solid (Samuel L Jackson as the main villain, what more needs to be said?). I’m honestly surprised at the low ratings it’s gotten from critics. Anyway, if that’s not enough of an unpaid advertisement, there are several more moments of nudity from the main actress that I’ve not covered here. As for what I have covered, check out the clip and caps from the best Katia Winter nude scene from Arena below, captured from the blu-ray in 1080p HD.