Julia Roberts uncensored in Money Monster
Hollywood has a long and nearly unbroken streak of taking raw young talent, chewing it up and spitting it out. There are countless examples of celebrities becoming yesterday’s news, or drug casualties, or becoming too old to have any real cache. In the earliest days of American cinema, there emerged a young woman named Mary Pickford, who became among the first true superstars and was known as America’s Sweetheart. If there is a modern analogy, it might well be Julia Roberts, who for over two decades remains one of the most popular and beloved actresses in the world. She even appeared in a film of a similar title, “America’s Sweethearts,” lending even more credence to this theory. Why exactly does she remain such a star, even though her days as a sex symbol have passed? Clearly she is very talented, but what she has is the indefinable yet still powerful “it factor.” In a nutshell, it means that when she smiles on screen, it’s pretty hard not to smile along. Smiling is one thing, but you’ve likely come here for another reason. Catching glimpses of her naked.
Ms. Roberts has done dozens of films, but it was only in the movie that made her a superstar that she actually bared a breast. In 1990’s “Pretty Woman,” there is a lot of her parading about in skimpy clothes, but for a very brief moment you can see her bare boobs. You might need to watch in slow motion to really see much, and it is indeed very brief, but this NSFW clip is the one and only bona fide nude scene that she has done.
One might think that by playing a proverbial “hooker with a heart of gold” that there’d be a bit more flesh. Nope. The film itself, despite becoming a huge hit, generated a fair amount of controversy for its rather shallow if not misleading message. How many hookers in the years since have thought they could find the man of their dreams as part of their job? The film found plenty of feminist enemies, but nearly 25 years later, it holds up reasonably well as a piece of Hollywood fluff and absolutely shows how damn cute she was back in the day.