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  1. to remove one’s clothing
  2. to remove somebody’s clothing


When Godard questioned her about her refusal to star in À bout de souffle because of a nude scene, referring to the supposed nudity in the Palmolive ads, Anna Karina is said to have replied "Are you mad? I was fully clothed in those ads — the soapsuds went up to my neck. It was in your mind that I was undressed."
"I would stroll down the boulevards and try to catch the eye of every passing woman. I never, as the saying goes, 'undressed them' with my glance, nor did I feel any carnal desire for them. In that feverish state, which might have inspired another, say to write poetry, I would simply stare into the eyes of all women walking in the other direction and wait for a similarly terrifying, wide-eyed look in response. I never accosted a woman who responded with a smile, because I knew that anyone who smiled at a look like mine could only be a prostitute or a virgin."

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In the history of erotic depictions sequences of women undressing or acting as an artist's model is a common pretext for nudity. The early 8mm films by Harrison Marks for example showed his models undressing and posing topless

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