Disney’s Pro-Nudity

Here’s what this post is about, in a nutshell: Disney seems to support getting you out of your clothes. No, I don’t mean that now you can go naked at Disney parks (Imagine!) or on Disney cruises. Not yet, anyway. But, way beyond Donald Duck-ing (also known as Winnie the Pooh-ing – when you wear […]

That Nude Scene in Roma

The Oscars are just a few days away, and if you haven’t had a chance to see Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white Mexico City opus Roma, you can still watch it on Netflix or at your local theater. It’s been nominated in ten categories, including best picture, foreign language film, director, cinematography, lead actress and supporting actress. The […]

Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

Congratulations to Brian Hoffman, who has turned years of dedicated research and academic presentations into a thorough yet relatively succinct and well organized history of organized nudist movements in the United States, including an epilogue bringing us right up to the present. In Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism, the author’s focus on legal […]

Nude Prophets Old and New

In light of the upcoming release of The Prophet, an animated Hollywood version that tells the story of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 classic, I’m happy to have found an original Nude Scribe piece from 2012 that I thought I had lost during a site reformatting. So here is the post, like a blast from the past. […]

Naturist Art Double Standard

Let’s say I‘m an amateur painter. I paint a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me. Let’s say I’m a fairly accomplished sculptor. I sculpt a nude, show it in a gallery, and attempt to sell it. Naturists, in general, will support me.  It’s the same […]

Legends of Naturism

Naturism is multicultural! Here are some pithy profiles of nude heroes and heroines from around the world and throughout history.  LADY GODIVA 11th-Century England Truth, or dare? The truth: Her husband, sure of a refusal, dared her to ride through town unattired. But it was the daring Lady Godiva herself who threw down her gauntlet, and everything […]

A Better Meaning for "Open Carry"

Two men walk into an “open carry” retail store. One is naked. The other, dressed in camo, carries a gun. In less than a minute, a security guard escorts one of the men out of the store- which man? In 2014 USA, “open carry” is about bearing arms, not baring genitals. But firearms and penises […]

Naturist Family Values

Naturist families face any number of questions about how to deal with making known their naturist values. Do you tell the neighbors? Co-workers? What about close friends and family? What about if your family is already well-known, celebrity-status? Maybe you want to keep the paparazzi at bay as much as possible. Probably all celebrities do, […]

Naturist Trolls?

Disney’s über-popular Frozen debuted months ago, but I didn’t see it until this weekend, and there are a couple of quick pro-naturist points I would like to make about the film. The story is set loosely in Scandinavia, maybe Norway. In the scene in which younger sister Anna meets ice-cutter Kristoff, a storekeeper is haggling over […]

On Act Naturally

“Costume Designer: Madre Naturaleza.” This quick joke, hidden in plain sight among the opening credits of Act Naturally, is just one of the many little jewels in this NDST-friendly film’s treasure chest. Screenwriter and director JP Riley has crafted an all-around terrific film that works so well on so many different levels: it’s a primer […]