Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 version ofRomeo And Juliet is considered to be one of the best Shakespeare adaptations ever made, having earned several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. It also has a nude scene with two stars who were under the age of 18 at the time.
The decision to cast age appropriate stars who were unknowns at the time was seen as one of the movie's strengths. Both before and since it has been done. Variety reports that the original distributor of the movie, Paramount, has been accused of sexually exploiting and distributing nude images of adolescent children.
According to the suit, Zeffirelli told the two actors that the film would have no nudity and that they would both wearflesh colored undergarments.
They lost out on job opportunities because of the nude scene, according to the suit. A manager for the actors said, "Franco was their friend, and frankly, they took his lead that he would not violate that trust they had." There are no alternatives. There was no movement against sexual harassment.
According to Variety, she has defended the nude scene in the past, saying that it wasn't a big deal while it was happening. They became famous at a level they never expected after the movie came out, with their attorney saying that they were young naive children in the 60s who had no idea what was about to hit them. Damages are thought to be in excess of $500 million.