Gratuitous nudity  

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gratuitous, nudity

Gratuitous nudity is a term used in visual culture to denote instances of nudity which are not functional, that is, they do not serve the plot and are merely intended to titillate. It is contrasted to functional nudity, nudity which serves the purpose of the narrative.

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