I apologize for the long absence, but as some consolation, I can make up for it with something really big – the epic Riki Lindhome nude scene from Hell Baby. I have been waiting on this ever since the film debuted at Sundance and reviewers were tripping over each other to say how much nudity there was in it. Or rather, more specifically, how so very naked the tall half of Garfunkel and Oates is in it. I used the same quote back when I posted about Riki’s nude scene from The Last House on the Left, but director Thomas Lennon described the rationale behind the nude scene as “wouldn’t it be fun to look at Riki Lindhome naked for, like, 6 minutes?”
While it’s not quite 6 minutes, we see Riki Lindhome naked a lot in Hell Baby. Her introduction – unceremoniously coupled with Rob Corddry’s bare ass – has her similarly completely nude in a shower, and unlike the balding protagonist’s reveal, all of her dangly bits are in full view of the camera. The directors truly did this scene with fappers in mind. Let me explain what I mean. In most nude scenes, there’s just enough nudity there to register as existing, and every care is taken to shoot from more discreet angles and cover the actresses’ naughty bits with props (or if you’re a dickhead like Judd Apatow, hype and pixelation).
But not so with Hell Baby. No, the Reno 911 vets took great care to ensure the exact opposite. The screen has Riki Lindhome topless on it as often as it possibly can without breaking the rhythm of the scene. Seriously, even when Rob Corddry’s speaking, the camera is on the blond actress’ tits. I mean, there are moments when her back is being oiled up, and to be sure, the cameraman takes his shots of that (if only to get her ass some screen time), but most of that time is spent on her breasts and front in general.
Speaking of which, if you’re looking this up, you’re probably aware that the film features plenty of Riki Lindhome full frontal nudity. Any rumors you may have heard about how graphic it is are all true. It’s not even a modest quick shot of mostly obscured vagina or anything like that. No, we get several very solid shots of her entire nude body. Just to be clear on how graphic said shots are, her labia are in clear view. This is probably the most full frontal nudity I’ve seen in a non-pornograhic film in a long time. It’s glorious. I mean, seriously, you’d have to go and dig up Italian exploitation films from the 70s to get anywhere close, and frankly, those were basically pornos anyway.
OK, so ridiculously gratuitous nudity aside, is the film worth the watch? The answer to that will probably be the same as the answer to, “do you like Reno 911?” Even when Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon aren’t on screen (as Spanish and Italian catholic priests, no less) you can definitely feel their distinctive comedic style in the film. Now, before anyone asks why it’s only in 720p, the blu-ray is slated for release in September, but the film is already available as VOD. I figured I’d get the caps and clip out while people are searching and struggling to find them, and then if there’s a demand for higher quality when the blu-ray is released, I can updated with the higher resolution. But for now, here’s Riki Lindhome nude in Hell Baby in streaming-grade HD.