Joyce Hyser naked in the magical boob reveal scene from Just One of the Guys has got to be one of the defining moments of the 80s. Or maybe I’m thinking of it backward, and the 1980s just produced content like that because it was emblematic of the era. Off the top of my head, I’m reminded of Betsy Russell pulling her top off to flash her tits in Tomboy, which incidentally came out the exact same year as this film did – 1985. Same energy and same fap potential. What I would give to live eternally in the 80s.
The funny thing about the Just One of the Guys nude scene is that even though it has achieved iconic status, it’s not exactly long. I’m not even sure that it covers a full two seconds, but I do know that the short time it covers has made many a teenage boy’s viewing experience since the film came out. In fact, the nude shot was extremely short by design. In the commentary track for the movie, Joyce Hyser did say that when the movie was being filmed, freezeframe wasn’t a thing that people had access to, and knowing that it would become available would have, to quote her verbatim, “definitely made a big difference in my decision about whether to do this or not.” Lucky us, sitting here in this blessed future.
For those who don’t know what this Joyce Hyser nude scene is all about, we need to take a step back and describe what the movie is about. Joyce plays Terri/Terry Griffith, a high school girl out of Phoenix-or-Glendale, Arizona who transfers to another school in order to pretend to be a guy. As so often happens in 80s movieland, whimsical hilarity ensues. Part of this whimsical hilarity is Terri getting a best friend whom she has a sort of crush on, but he thinks she’s a guy. In a frustrated effort to prove to him that she’s definitely not rocking a penis down below, she rips her shirt open to reveal her majestic tits. And how lucky we are, since the actress revealed (pun intended) in the commentary track that she originally wasn’t going to do an actual nude flash, having prepared a bodysuit. This moment being immortalized on video is super important because this did end up being Joyce Hyser’s only nude scene.
And like with so many of the best nude scenes in cinematic history, the Just One of the Guys boob reveal scene gets both of the F-rated tags. Lisa Gottlieb is credited as the director, but she has revealed on multiple occasions that she was also a writer on the film, even though the studio cheated her out of the credit. The joke’s on them, because even though Lisa didn’t get all of the fame and money from an official writer’s credit, she got honored as such on the Faptuary, which at least two or three people might say is even better.
I’d be remiss not to mention the Joyce Hyser bikini scene at the pool near the beginning of the film. Although there’s no nudity in it, it acts as a sort of foil to the nude scene, showing a much more feminine side of the Terri. Also, that body is amazing, even though the actress said that she wasn’t feeling great that day, commenting that she felt that her “belly’s a little poofy.” Personally, I have no complaints in the fappability department. Unfortunately, this is the only time and place we’ll ever likely see Joyce Hyser naked. I think a whole lot of people were expecting to see both Joyce and Nichole Hiltz nude in 2003’s Act of Revenge, but alas, that did not materialize, and even that was two full decades ago. But let’s not dwell on what was not and instead enjoy what was, and that is the incredible Joyce Hyser nude scene from Just One of the Guys.