Filming Nude Scenes For TV Is Pretty Awkward

We already know what a feature film sex scene looks like while it's being filmed thanks to this behind-the-scenes footage from Joe Carnahan's Stretch featuring co-stars Patrick Wilson and Brooklyn Decker getting all sorts of fake-intimate in front of a whole camera crew. Which is, really, to say, really, we know how awkward a feature film sex scene looks like while it's being filmed. But, that sort of makes you wonder: What about nude scenes? Are those just as awkward off camera? Well, I can't speak for nude scenes in movies, but judging by the behind-the-scenes footage of this nude scene from NBC's Bad Judge — a network television show controlled majorly by the FCC's rules — it looks like the awkwardness definitely crosses over when it comes to nude scenes on network TV shows.

A little set-up: Though the circumstances aren't clear, it looks like Kate Walsh's character, Judge Rebecca Wright, is emerging from the ocean supposedly completely naked — not a huge surprise, considering her character is meant to be wild, irresponsible, and unprofessional in every sense of the word.

Since the show is on NBC, of course, precautions have to be taken to ensure it doesn't turn into an episode of True Blood, and Walsh dons a completely nude-colored two-piece set that, from afar, actually looks extremely convincing. Still, while I'm sure the scene is going to be hilarious on-camera, it looks really, really weird when filmed from afar with the camera crew and production team in the shot.

Check the video below.

Image: NBC