In celebration of the recent resurrection of Magnum P.I., I’m happy to present a project I started a while back: the scenes featuring Perdita Weeks naked in Flight of the Storks. What’s the connection? None whatsoever. But our chances of seeing the Welsh actress nude in Magnum P.I. are about zero-to-none, so naturally, we must look elsewhere. As it happens, there is only one place to look. Yes, it’s one of those. The actress seems to drag the dreaded no-nudity policy wherever she goes and whatever she acts in, but there is one and only one feature in which we get to enjoy a Perdita Weeks nude scene, and it’s this one.
As for Magnum P.I., for those that haven’t heard some recent news, the show was cancelled by CBS after four very successful seasons. And for those who haven’t heard some slightly more recent news, it was picked up by NBC after its cancellation for a further two seasons. And for those who haven’t heard the most recent news, Season 5 of Magnum P.I. aired on NBC on Sunday, February 19. How much Perdita Weeks bikini footage it will give use to gawk at as her character Juliet Higgins galivants around the scenic locations of Hawaii, as MI6 operatives are known to do, we may never know.
What we do know, however, is that we can enjoy Perdita Weeks nude in Flight of the Storks, a film that seems to have slipped under quite a lot of folks’ radars. In that movie, she plays an Israeli… something. You know, I don’t actually remember what her role was. It seems like she appears for a bit, spends a few days having sex with the main character, and then disappears again. It’s like some benevolent deity knew that she’d never do a nude scene and decided to just bless us with one because we’ve all suffered too much in this cruel world already.
I mean, you would have thought we’d at least have gotten to see Perdita Weeks topless in The Tudors, right? Who the hell didn’t get naked in that. We got some Tamzin Merchant nude scenes there, which we recently discussed when we covered her two nude scenes in the first season of Carnival Row. We got to see Natalie Dormer nude in The Tudors as well, and for the very first time too. And yet nothing from our Cardiff girl.
I imagine the more-than-four-minute-long Perdita Weeks sex scene came as a surprise to people when Flight of the Storks came out back in 2013, but to be fair, it’s an even bigger surprise to us now in retrospect, given how it was preceded by a long era of no nudity and succeeded by the same. Weird. Weird, but not bad. Certainly better than nothing, which is likely what we’ll get from here on out, although I’m happy to be proven wrong in the years to come. Who knows, maybe Magnum P.I. will have a full episode of Juliet Higgins and Thomas Magnum fucking in some demented Hawaiian beach orgy. NBC have a reputation for graphic and gratuitous nudity, right? Until that fateful day happens, we can stick to enjoying Perdita Weeks nude in Flight of the Storks.