A website that got its start in the late ‘90s tracking down every topless or nude scene in major Hollywood movies has turned 18 and is celebrating the milestone with a billboard it says features a screen shot from every single one of them.
“We launched on Aug. 10, 1999 — we’re joking that we’re finally legal,” Jim McBride, the father of the website Mr. Skin said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The billboard, erected at the end of July at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, incorporates a total of 43,412 female nude scenes and features the tagline, “Thanks for the mammaries!”
Launched when the internet was in its infancy, Mr. Skin caters primarily to straight male visitors, and boasts 9 million unique visits each month, THR reported.
But the rise of popular TV-MA programming on premium cable and streaming services has kept Mr. McBride’s staff busier than ever.
“We’re in the golden age of TV content: We’re tracking 113 shows across 36 networks that feature nudity,” he said.
Mr. McBride launched a sister site in 2014 documenting male nudity in TV and film, although he says traffic from female visitors has been disappointing.
“We thought there would be a huge amount of women coming. But it’s mostly gay men,” Mr. McBride said, THR reported.