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Naked Acts

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Director: Bridgett M. Davis Run Time: 87 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1996

Starring: Jake-Ann Jones, John McKie, Lee Dobson, Patricia DeArcy, Ron Cephas Jones

Screenwriter/Producer: Bridgett M. Davis

Celebrated as a key film in the canon of independent cinema by African-Americans in the 1990s, Bridgett M. Davis’s Naked Acts was included in the seminal anthology “The 50 Most Influential Black Films” by S. Torriano Berry. Beautiful aspiring actor Cicely (Jake-ann Jones) has just landed her first major role, but there’s a big problem: it requires a nude scene. Her mother was a Blaxploitation star known for her sex appeal, while Cicely is a survivor of sexual assault with life-long body image issues, all of which has left her with a strong aversion to disrobing in public. Now, with the support of her boyfriend Joel (Ron Cephas Jones), she attempts to get past her fear.

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