Yeah, I watched it over and over when I was little, and I just watched it again for the first time in years a few months ago. I was shocked by the amount of gratuitous nudity. What the hell??
Well, I also saw it when I was very young - maybe 8 years old or so - and I also had no recollection of any nudity. NOBODY who saw it as a kid remembers the nudity. Why? Because it's only adults that are so hung-up about it. (And I should add, mainly American adults.)
The fact that you are only shocked after seeing the movie again as an adult
clearly proves that the film is completely harmless and inoffensive to children. Anyone too young to be sexually aware will just ignore the nudity and focus on the dinosaurs and the story. If they are old enough to be sexually aware, then the cat's already out of the bag and there's not much left to be done!
Your use of the world "gratuitous" is both interesting and highly revealing. It is, however, a somewhat gratuitous choice of word, considering the innocent and perfectly balanced depiction of African tribal culture in this film. It's a real shame that such innocent and authentic uses of nudity can no longer be included in children's films, and perhaps it is attitudes like the one you have expressed here that are at least partly to blame. Maybe if kids were exposed to more nature and less hysteria during their formative years, they might grow up to be more balanced adults.
I know it worked for me.
I watched it all the time when I was little too. It was my favorite movie when a was younger, A lot younger.
I didn't know this movie came out in 1985 I was about 3 years old in 1985. Anyways, the first time I saw this film was in 1991 with my family and I just finished watching it on VHS again in a long time and I forgot about the nudity to tell the truth. I didn't think nothing of it then and even my younger brother and sister at the time saw this movie. They were 2 or 3 in 1991 so I doubt if they remember everything in the film. That is how the Africans dressed in their tribe so I didn't think nothing of it then and I don't think nothing of it now I just was focused on the dinosaurs.
Orgies are not too much fun if no one wants to do it with you.