TIL Thora Birch was only 16 when she showed her boobs in American Beauty

TIL Thora Birch was only 16 when she showed her boobs in American Beauty
Here for boobs?  Here you go...

Here for boobs?


is that his porn star rank?

Pretty sure I just made it sexual. Oh well...

Irony: she was legally able to show her boobs for the film but, because it was rated R she was not legally allowed to go to a theater and watch it alone at the same age.

You know...I find it funny that americans get upset about a pair of 16 year old breasts.

I'm not saying that to stir up an argument...but across Europe there are so many topless beaches (for lack of a better description) with girls running around topless..and I'm sure some of them are younger than 16.

I like them as much as the next guy but they are, after all, just breasts and every woman has them. Why is it such a big deal? Seeing the instant rants of "child porn" makes me laugh...because it isnt. At least not in my book since it's perfectly legal for a 16 year old to get married and start a family...not that I'd say thats a wise thing to do.

I guess it's a cultural thing.

Why don't you take a seat.

Make no mistake, son; all tits end up being expensive.

About her nude scene in "American Beauty": "I wasn't nervous about it. I thought I'd be a mess. But when it came to it, it wasn't a lascivious moment--not titilating." --Birch to London's Evening Standard, January 27, 2000.


As Birch was 16 at the time she made the film, and thus classified as a minor in the United States, her parents had to approve her brief topless scene in the movie. They and child labor representatives were on the set for the shooting of the scene.[4][5]


Q. Thora Birch is under 18. Was that a stand-in for her topless scene in "American Beauty?" Isn't it illegal for minors to be shown nude in films? (Buddy Hurlock, Hockessin DE)

A. A spokesperson for the Jinks/Cohen Company, the producers, says: "It is not illegal. to have people under 18 nude or partially nude on film. The California Child Labor Board approved the scene, and its representative was on the set when it was filmed, as were Thora's parents."

Haha, "titilating"

I'm not posting that TIL...

Wrong: She was able to show her boobs with her parents consent and with them present, and she would have been able to watch said movie with her parents consent and with them present.

9th grade english class was awesome.

Nudity =/= Pornography

And a 16 year old shouldn't be considered a "child" anyway.




Impressive for 16 y/o. Hahem..

If you take issue with this, I hope that I'm around when you discover what went down in Pretty Baby (1978)

for science

Interesting that both of her parents were porn stars.

Apparently her dad is a major dick and she doesn't get many jobs because she insists on having him around. She got fired from a movie because of it... Which sucks because I really like her acting. And she's gorgeous.

I just got done shaking my spear to that.

In that case, why don't you take a seat.

Juliet's 16 year old boobs were way better in 1960-something Romeo and Juliet.

For art.

That's horribly irresponsible parenting. I would never let my 16 year-old daughter watch an R-rated movie that she'd shown her boobs in.

Let's see, 1 way flight from Los Angeles to Nice, leaving first thing tomorrow morning comes out to $943. Seems worth it.

Because the previous comment of "here for boobs?" did not make it clear enough?

It was in the great porn wars of 1998-2001, but his permanent rank is really just first balls.

No way, she was obviously preparing to get a breast exam from a guy in a different house and through two sets of windows. Then the guy's dad beats the shit out him because he clearly had a prejudice against physicians and didn't want his boy to grow up to be one. Later, that same dad kills his neighbor because he envied his material possessions and healthy physique. Just good, clean, mostly wholesome entertainment.

Yes it was! and also artistic fap material of my youth :D

Those are lovely breasts. However, I'm skeeved out because I grew up watching these movies: http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/369837.1020.A.jpg


Those are lovely breasts. However, I'm skeeved out because I grew up watching these movies:


Hocus Pocus

Also, "Now and Then" where she plays a girl who REALLY wants big boobs. Thora's character wears around pudding filled water balloons in her bra. She eventually grows into a woman, but has no boobs, so has to buy implants. I always thought that was funny, because even at 16, she had an amazing rack.

A twelve year old girl did full frontal.

So, what went down?

reddit would never do anything like that, it wouldn't even make sense. /s

I don't know, if I recall correctly the scene in American Beauty was pretty damn sexual.

16 would be ok for me in my country.

I'd be hard pressed to call that scene "pornography".

It was artistic nudity.