My Daughter the Teenage Nudist (2012) — Channel 4 Documentary about a group of teens embracing the world of public nudity. They are on a quest to question the media’s obsession with the body beautiful, and encourage other young people to liberate themselves [00:47:10]

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Original was uploaded on 2022-11-12

 

🟢SYNOPSIS — A group of teens and twenty-somethings embracing the world of public nudity. They are on a quest to normalize nudity, question the media’s obsession with the body beautiful, and encourage other young people to liberate themselves by simply going naked – in the streets, in cafes or at art shows

🟢REVIEW — Your daughter tells you she’s getting into the idea of public nudity. You worry she’s not old enough to think through all the consequences and that not every man and woman who sees her naked will be admiring her freedom of expression. So what do you do? Nothing, and hope it’s a passing phase? Sit down and talk to her in private? Or talk to her in front of a TV camera knowing that several million more people are likely to see her face – and the rest of her – than would have done, had you kept quiet.

For some reason. Mollie and Clare’s mothers chose the last option, though to be fair to them, I doubt they were told in advance that the producers would choose a title, My Daughter, the Teenage Nudist (Channel 4), that was certain to attract an audience, not all of whom would necessarily have their daughters’ best interests in mind. Still, they can take some comfort from the fact that the title was by far the most interesting thing about this documentary because there isn’t actually very much to say about naturism beyond most people looking better with their clothes on. Clare seemed to have changed her mind about getting her kit off in public fairly early in the piece, and though Mollie was still stating her intention to go on the odd naked bike ride I sensed, too, that her enthusiasm was wavering now that she’s at university in London. What she had really wanted wasn’t to get naked but to get the hell out of Hinckley.

And that was the last we saw of any teenagers. The next closest thing was Alex, a student at Manchester in her mid-20s, and her two friends, Jess and Luke, whose idea of a good time is to organise naked tea parties. For Alex, these parties are a political protest against a prevailing culture that dictates everyone should strive to have the perfect body. Nothing wrong in that, except Alex may have undermined her own cause a little by having a near-perfect body herself. Her boyfriend – very sensibly in my view – kept his clothes on and his face out of sight of the camera.

Then we had Daryl, a man of whom we saw all too much – not least when he had his bum pushed up in the air at the beauty parlour for his regular “back, sack and crack” wax. Daryl is on a one-man mission to recruit as many people as possible to join the 18-30 wing of British Naturism. Last summer – winter is a no-no – he signed up 24 new members. He also lives alone on a houseboat. The two facts may not be unconnected. It will take a lot more than Daryl to bridge the gap between a teenager’s desire to strip off on holiday and playing volleyball with the over-50s.

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