We would like to see beautiful nude women in great works of cinema. Yet we often hear beautiful actresses promising to never do nude scenes in movies unless it's necessary for the plot. It's their way of saying they don't want to get naked for some terrible straight to home box office flick on the sex channel. Thus we end up with 2 kinds of ultimately unsatisfying films: the dramatic movie with no real beauty and the nudy flick with no real story. Part of the solution may be for actresses to learn that the plot is not the only necessary element of a dramatic film; there is also the theme, the setting, the creation of characters, and the creation of emotion. What most actresses don't seem to know - but most good directors do - is that movie viewers will instantly like a pretty actress, so if she is playing a likeable character, a pretty actress will work better. Similarly, if a pretty actress is playing a character we're supposed to love, there's no better way to achieve it quickly in a film than for her to go nude. Nudity is bravery and vulnerability at once, and we all feel protective and affectionate towards people who are brave and vulnerable. There is nothing more loveable in a person, or more powerful in a film.