“Wanderlust” opens on Friday, February 24, in theaters across the country. The film, and its depiction of nudity, has been greatly anticipated by nudists for months. In “Wanderlust,” a couple, played by Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, hit hard by the recession, decide to take a road trip to find out what is missing in their lives. On their travels, they happen upon a nudist club and discover a new way of life.
Some of the scenes in “Wanderlust” were filmed near Paradise Valley and Serendipity Park in Georgia, both AANR-affiliated clubs, and members of the clubs were used as extras in the movie. Both nudist resorts were well-represented with prominent screen images and filmmakers visited the two clubs to get background information on nudism. Much has been made of Jennifer Aniston’s nude scene in the film, although it was left on the cutting room floor and the scene that remains shows only implied nudity. However, in many articles over the last two weeks, the actress said that after feeling briefly uncomfortable, she found nudity “liberating.”
Read what Randy Savage, an AANR member and an extra in the movie who attended an advance screening of the film in Atlanta had to say about the film below:
“I just returned home from the Atlanta premiere showing of Wanderlust. The movie is great fun. The nudists were on screen for only approximately 10 to 20 seconds, at least it seemed to be a short time anyway. It did not present any negative connotations regarding nudists at all. “Wayne,” one of the major actors, played by Joe Lo Truglio, is totally nude throughout most of the movie. In the movie Wayne is a writer and wine maker who always acts in a proper nudist manner. The movie’s ultimate outcome is in favor of proper relationships. I highly recommend the movie and believe it will do very well in the theaters, especially because it shows explicit nudity, including full frontal males (myself included). My son and daughter-in-law attended with us and gave the movie very high marks.”