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NBC’s upcoming “The Playboy Club” could feature substantial nudity

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It probably seemed odd to more than a few people when NBC of all places scooped up The Playboy Club, a drama series about the girls working at a Playboy club in Chicago in the '60s. After all, while the girls in the club weren't naked, network TV might be a more constricting place for a show that by its very nature will deal with sex and sexuality. Well, never fear, my horny, TV-drama loving friends: actors on the show have been asked to sign contracts with nudity clauses that are "unheard of" for broadcast TV. From Variety:

Variety obtained a copy of the clause. It stipulates: "Nudity as defined above and/or simulated sex acts may be required in connection with player's services in the pilot and/or series"…

Insiders say no nudity was shot for the pilot, nor are there any specific plans to do so should the series be picked up. The inclusion of the clause wasn't generated by producers, who never pitched "Playboy" as something with envelope-pushing sex scenes, but may have come from business affairs execs looking to maximize potential backend — ahem — opportunities.

Unfortunately, this news doesn't mean you'll be seeing topless women (or bottomless men) after your weekly dose of America's Got Talent. Instead, it's more likely that NBC may try to shoot scenes that won't make it past network censors but could be used for for a racier, R-rated DVD release. (It's always about the money with them, never the philanthropic desire to bring hot naked people to the masses.)

On top of that, SAG guidelines require that all actors be given copies of any such scenes in advance, which they can decline to appear in if they choose. And, on top of that, it's still just a pilot. But maybe one day, God willing, you'll get to see side boob from Amber Heard on your special-edition DVD.