HBO nudity isn’t exactly old-timey Skinemax, or at least not during primetime, anyway. You’d want to switch over to the After Dark programming block if you want to wade into the softcore waters. Still, there are plenty of HBO shows with naked women in case you don’t want your browser history to be filled with porn.
When it comes to HBO shows with naked men, well, there’s the rub. The network is fine with showing an ocean of boobs and lady downstairs shots to a certain degree, but not so much when it comes to the male full-frontal.
Many fans lament that there’s just not enough penises on HBO. But if you’ve seen Deadwood and Game of Thrones, that might be just fine. Because, yeesh. Keep your pants on, mountain man! And no one wants to see that, High Septon. Or a close-up of that other guy’s flaccid, genital warts-riddled penis. No one.
We may get to see Khaleesi in all of her full naked glory on Game of Thrones, but don’t expect to see Jon Snow’s king in the North anytime soon. And if you think that’s Lena Headey’s body, just ask her body double.
When will HBO shows with naked women be equally as common as HBO shows with male full-frontal? At least fans got to see Eric Northman’s flaming Viking. And we’ll always have Oz and Looking. Baby steps.