UK Gets First Nudity and Simulated Sex Guidelines for Directors

Labor News, Industry News

Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Alex Ritman on November 21, 2019.

The launch of the “Directing Nudity & Simulated Sex” guidelines comes just a day after Emilia Clarke admitted she felt uncomfortable shooting nude scenes in early seasons of ‘Game of Thrones.’

The U.K. has got its first set of guidelines for directing nudity and simulated sex.

Launched by Directors UK, the professional association for screen directors, the guidelines were, according to the organization, “born of the need to set clear and shared professional expectations that apply to everyone involved in making sensitive content, with the aim that they will become standard working practice within the industry.”

The news comes just a day after Emilia Clarke admitted that she found her frequent nude scenes in the early seasons of Game of Thrones very “hard,” telling a podcast that she would often “cry in the bathroom” before shooting (although she added this would probably have happened whether there was nudity or not).  …

THR 11/21

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