The greatest gift that David Cronenberg ever bestowed upon humanity was Maria Bello naked in A History of Violence with the only full frontal nude scene of her career. Sure, there’s all of about two or three seconds of nudity, and if you happen to be watching it in a movie theater or even just on a TV without a pause function, it can definitely feel like a bit of a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. If you happen to have the benefit of a pause button or, better yet, the software to scrub back and forth frame by frame, however, this nude scene is actually up there with the greats.
The movie actually goes through quite a lot of teases before we get there. If you’ve ever wanted to see Maria Bello dancing seductively in a cheerleader outfit and then mounting Aragorn, you’re in luck, but you may find yourself disappointed by the fact that there is no real visible nudity in that scene. Then there’s another sex scene later on where you think you may be seeing hints of ass, but it’s so tame and un-graphic that I didn’t even bother cutting it to scrub through with the light bumped up to see if there was anything there, because at those angles, it was always going to be little or nothing.
When we finally do get to this, the only full frontal Maria Bello nude scene in existence, it’s easy to disbelieve your eyes and wonder whether anything was actually in view, especially since the open robe she’s wearing covers her tits most of the time. It covers her classic bush almost none of the time, and because she keeps her pubic hair trimmed in all of the right places, even her pussy lips are visible if you look close enough. I’m talking about inner labia, gentlemen. Maria Bello is sort of the queen of quick flash nude scenes, so this one is quite par for the course with that regard, but a lot more graphic in that all the rest are topless only, whereas here, we get all the full frontal nudity we can fap to. The video above has been slowed down to quarter speed so you can get an idea of exactly what’s happening, but the really magical way to enjoy Maria Bello naked in A History of Violence is with the carefully curated freeze frames below.