For someone who has been in the news so much lately, it’s actually a bit surprising how long it’s been since we’ve gotten a scene with Florence Pugh naked. Outlaw King – sometimes written as Outlaw/King – is, depending on how you measure it, either the last or the second last feature in which we got a proper Florence Pugh nude scene. BBC’s The Little Drummer Girl had its first screening at the BFI London Film Festival a few days before Outlaw King played at the same one, but Outlaw King had already premiered before that at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Little Drummer Girl then aired on TV before Outlaw King was released on Netflix, but the episode that contains the Florence Pugh nude scene in that miniseries aired after the release of the entirety of Outlaw King, nude scene and all, on Netflix.
But whether the last time we saw Florence Pugh nude was technically in Outlaw King or the Mossad spy miniseries is academic because it has been a solid four years since then in any event, as I write. In fact, the time between her last nude scene and now is already greater than the time between her last nude scene and her nude debut in ITV’s Marcella just two-and-a-half years prior. It actually is a bit unusual that the Oxford-born actress has chosen to eschew nude scenes so early for a few reasons. The first reason is that she started doing them pretty much at the beginning of her career, becoming a fixture since then… for a while, anyway. The second reason is that she has said quite explicitly that she isn’t at all bothered by on-screen nudity.
But the third and biggest reason why I find the end of the endless Florence Pugh nude scenes to be really strange is something I’ve been alluding to with my choice of wording since the start of this article – it’s only nude scenes she seems to have stopped doing. She continues to get naked at seemingly every opportunity she gets, regardless of how appropriate the situation may or may not be (not that I’m complaining, of course). By no means an exhaustive list, but most recently, Florence Pugh wore an exceptionally lewd see-through dress, nipples not at all concealed, at Paris Fashion Week. Rewind a few months back to the summer of 2022, and you’ve got the young actress in the now-infamous pink dress, boobs no less on show than if she’d been topless, at Valentino’s Haute Couture Fashion Show in Rome.
As for Outlaw King, we see Florence Pugh topless when she gets her dress off and boobs out for a steamy sex scene with Chris Pine’s Robert the Bruce. The original footage – or what appears in the movie release, in any event – is incredibly dark. I don’t mean it’s thematically dark. I mean you can’t see a goddamn thing. Seriously, throughout the first hour or two of color correction, I was wondering whether it was even worth posting or whether I should cover the infamous knife scene in Marcella or the great sideboob in Lady Macbeth instead. Eventually I got everything tweaked just right, and if I do say so myself, I think the end result is quite fappable if you’re willing to excuse a few shots that were just irredeemably dark.
So what we have is the Florence Pugh sex scene from Outlaw King like you’ve never seen it before. I’m not going to pretend it wouldn’t have been more fappable if it was shot with less atmospheric lighting, but considering no AI dreaming or other upscaling wank made up any part of the process, we got a lot of the original detail out from behind the shadows. Whether you recently watched Don’t Worry Darling or have been following her role as Yelena Belova in Black Widow, Hawkeye, and probably another million things to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, enjoy the last (or second last) Florence Pugh nude scene, from 2018’s Outlaw King.