The last time we saw Hannah Murray naked was all the way back in 2018, when Charlie Says premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Well, the attendees of that festival did, at least. The rest of us plebs got a more public release the following year. Admittedly, much of the time between then and now has been fraught with COVID restrictions that seem to have gutted a lot of filmmaking efforts (but created the Covidcore subgenre as compensation), so perhaps it’s too early to say that we won’t be getting any more Hannah Murray nude scenes in the future, but it’s not looking positive in the context of the high frequency of them in the years preceding.
More frustrating is the fact that the Bristolian actress has been ramping up the gratuitousness of her nude scenes with each new one. On one hand, while it would be a shame for her nudity in Charlie Says to be a close to the chapter, she certainly ended it on one hell of a high note. And how could she not? After all, Charlie Says gets both of the coveted F-rated tags. The Charles Manson biopic was directed by the great Mary Harron, who was responsible for, among many others, the amazing nude scenes with Gretchen Mol in The Notorious Bettie Page. That movie, like this one, was written by the equal-parts witty and beautiful Guinevere Turner.
You see, we were always going to enjoy the Hannah Murray nude scenes in Charlie Says like no other since Guinevere Turner is no stranger to nude scenes herself. I don’t just mean writing them – as she did for The L Word and BloodRayne (the latter of which was a whole thing). I mean that Guinevere Turner has also acted in a number of nude scenes herself – pierced nipples and all. 1997’s Preaching to the Perverted has got to be the highlight of that, but by no means her only offering. But I digress.
The only at least partway graphic nudity we’d gotten from our actress here before she played Leslie Van Houten in Charlie Says would have to be summed up by Hannah Murray’s hot ass scene from 2015’s Bridgend, which incidentally was her nude debut. Her first frontal nude scene came a few years later in Detroit, in which her dress gets ripped off, flashing her nips for a scant few frames. I mean, yeah, technically we saw her boobs, but not for long and not without motion blur. Hannah Murray was in Game of Thrones, in which she played Gilly, but against all reason, she had no nude scenes throughout the entire run of the HBO series.
Although we never got to see Hannah Murray topless in Skins, the show that started her acting career, I have begun the process of scrubbing through for any potential slips. No, we’re obviously not going to get an epic full frontal nude scene like we got from Siwan Morris’ Angie, but I have to date caught a number of nipslips from actresses in the show who weren’t strictly supposed to have nude scenes, so there’s nothing inconceivable about Cassie Ainsworth flashing a cheeky tit at some point as well, even if it had flown under everyone’s radars (until now). But more of that in the future. For now, enjoy Hannah Murray nude in Charlie Says.