The Rear in Review

Mr. Man’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2020

By Jorge Trevino

The COVID-19 pandemic may have walloped the film and TV industries, closing cinemas and forcing many movies direct to digital, but there was an upside to the year.  Or more like a back and front side… 2020 saw more nudity in film than ever before!  It wasn’t only the female kind, either, as a greater number of male actors chose to bare their bodies, too.  SNL’s Andy Samberg and Nicholas Hoult (best known as the adorable Marcus Brewer in the romantic comedy About a Boy), showed their hams in 2020 with Samberg running through the desert in Palm Springs and Hoult brazenly parading through the palace in The Great.  Several men of color stripped from their skivvies, including Samson Ajewole in the HBO series I May Destroy You and Daniel Kaluuya in Queen & Slim.  Some actors even dared to free willy it in 2020!  Tom Mercier went full frontal in We Are Who We Are, as did Italian stallion Michele Morrone in 365 Days, Matt Bomer in Boys in the Band and Paul Mescal in Normal People.  All ten scenes are viewable for free and in their entirety at

It wasn’t so long ago when a naked man in a mainstream studio film risked the film being classified as pornography.  When the director of the classic 1982 teen movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High wanted to match the numerous female nude scenes with a male one, she was told it would earn the film an X-rating.   “Thankfully, Hollywood has made a lot of progress since then,” says Phil Henricks of Mr. Man, the world’s leading online library of every male nude scene in the history of film and television.  “Not only is male nudity more prevalent in 2020, it is salacious.” In The Prince, Juan Carlos Maldonado and three friends strip nude in the woods and then roll around in mud, giving viewers a full minute of eye-catching nudity.  In P-Valley, Dan J. Johnson dazzles in a BDSM scene, laying naked on a cloud bed with chains holding him down.  “We had a hard time narrowing this year’s scenes down to ten,” Henricks adds.

Mr. Man’s Top 10 Nude Scenes of 2020 were chosen by Mr. Man’s editorial, production and marketing teams – watch them at

10. Matt Bomer
Boys in the Band

9. Andy Samberg
Palm Springs

8. Paapa Essiedu and Samson Ajewole
I May Destroy You

7. Michele Morrone
365 Days

6. Juan Carlos Maldonado
The Prince

5. Dan J. Johnson

4. Tom Mercier
We Are Who We Are

3. Daniel Kaluuya
Queen & Slim

2. Nicholas Hoult
The Great

1. Paul Mescal
Normal People

All ten scenes are viewable for free and in their entirety at

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