From prying paparazzi to leaked sex tapes, nude celebrity pictures from movies, paparazzi photos, magazines, and sex tapes have become a part of modern mainstream media culture. The unchecked availability of intimate photographs online can be rewarding for fans and embarrassing for stars alike.
The privacy breach of such images raises questions about the role that media plays in the dissemination of such content. On one hand sites like Reddit provide platforms for users to be able to share this type of material with each other, while on the other celebrities are left feeling violated and helpless when intimate images circulate uncontrollably across multiple websites.
In terms of nudes from movies, there are stars who are content to bare all as part of their craft. Actresses like Jessica Alba, Kate Winslet and Demi Moore have all stripped down in some capacity on film or television, offering a brief glimpse into Hollywood’s most exclusive club. While these performers receive critical acclaim for their work and bravery at challenging what is deemed acceptable content in cinema, arguably they contribute to an environment where sexualised images of themselves become commonplace.
Magazines feature more accessible imagery as more publications run risqué photo shoots with famous faces looking to boost their popularity. Some include Katy Perry whose recent spread for Vogue Brazil saw her stripping off among tropical foliage; Bruno Mars getting his kit off for GQ Magazine; actress Zooey Deschanel posing without clothes for Allure Magazine; Angelina Jolie dolled up yet nude for W magazine; Christina Aguilera commanding an unforgettable cover shoot for Marie Claire magazine and Rihanna using her infamous tweets yet again to reveal an eye-popping semi-naked snap from Esquire Magazine’s 2013 photoshoot.
What often goes undetected however is the devious act behind the prising eyes of photographers who visit coasts and hideaways in search of that ‘Money Shot’. By capitalizing exorbitant fees in exchange for leaked stolen footage – perhaps even taken without the star’s knowledge – private images taken by these peskily producers enter tabloid newspapers before eventually infiltrating our social media feeds and forever corrupting the view we had once held onto our beloved celebs.
It’s these vindictive operators or so-called ‘revenge pornographers’ that collectively demonstrate how easily vulnerable such personalities become – no matter how carefully precautions are made against aircrafts soaring overhead or beefed-up security measures when venturing out into public domain. And unfortunately only recently has legislation been filed surrounding safeguarding from such malicious acts but as technology continues to develop new strategies need to continue being implemented if we’re ever going protect those caught vulnerable within centerfold photographs forever immortalized online