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Kevin Bacon: I Was Surprised Frontal Nudity In 'Wild Things' Was A Big Deal

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Nearly 15 years later, the infamous towel scene in "Wild Things" still follows Kevin Bacon.

The 1998 film, which co-stars Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards, includes a scene of Bacon coming out of the shower that showcases some frontal nudity. The shot wasn't originally supposed to show anything scandalous, but after discussing with director John McNaughton, it was decided the take with nudity would be used in the final cut.

When Bacon stopped by HuffPost Live with his brother, Michael, on Monday to chat about the pair's upcoming album, "36 cents," Bacon confirmed the conversation he and McNaughton had when the latter came on HuffPost Live in April 2013.

"I honestly really didn't think about it. I said, 'If that's the shot, that's the shot that works, it's OK.' I just didn't think it was going to be such a big deal," Bacon told host Ricky Camilleri. "It wasn't until we got to the press junket for the film that every single question, every single person asked me about it. By the way, when got to the European press, nobody asked me about it."

Maybe the funniest part was a quirk in Bacon's contract that could've ruined it all.

"I was a producer on the film, and in my contract, as an actor, I had a no-frontal-nudity clause," Bacon said. "So, in theory, I could've sued myself."

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