The wet naked butt in the Footloose shower scene actually belonged to actor John Laughlin. (Sometimes credited as John C. McLaughlin). As beautifully shaped as his butt is, Laughlin has a great facial structure, very distinctive, even in many of the recent images I saw on his IMDB Page.
Laughlin got his start in Hollywood in the late 70's, and in one of his early roles, his beautiful face was sadly completely covered in a Imperial Stormtrooper helmet. No, Laughlin didn't appear in any of the Star Wars movies, but he did have the distinction of playing a Stormtrooper in the often maligned 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special.
Producers wisely decided Laughlin's face should be seen, and the actor worked steadily through the eighties on television in shows including; The White Shadow, The Dukes of Hazard and Trapper John M.D, and movies including; An Officer and a Gentlemen, The Hills Have Eyes 2, The Lawnmower Man and Crimes of Passion.
When I was looking for a copy of the shower scene from Footloose, one of the posters on the old Celebrity Database site swore they could see Laughlin's penis in the shower scene. From the DVD version that I had, there was no way an edit would allow a frontal. Thankfully, I knew exactly where to look to find a copy of the scene from the VHS version.
Scenes of Male Skin of course had a old clip from the VHS release, which indeed is edited very differently, showing much more of Laughlin's lower half. There is indeed an opportunity to see John's junk, but as you can see, it's dark, and not really clear in the old clip. I suppose it's possible it was more visible when seen on the big screen, so if anyone else has fond memories of seeing the film on the big screen, love to hear what you remember.
Although Laughlin is more clearly scene in the DVD clip and caps, the edit is again another great example of male skin we've lost when movies get edited for DVD. Even when changing the aspect ratio, so many scenes are edited to remove male bodies. I've explored this several times on the site, including last year when I posted the differences between the VHS and DVD versions of Porky's. (HERE:)
Thankfully, Laughlin did give us at least one another chance to view his beautiful butt, in 1984's Crimes of Passion. Check out caps in SKIN part of the post below.
Actor John Laughlin, looking as hot in the recent shot below, continued to work steadily throughout most of the 1990's and 2000's. On television, he appeared on in movies and on television shows including; China Beach, NCIS, Criminal Minds and Knots Landing.
Partying with Nicholas Cage
In addition to his shower scene in Footloose, Laughlin had two other nude scenes. In the 1994 thriller Improper Conduct, Laughlin had a brief, very brief, side shot seen in the cap below.
Improper Conduct (1994)
Crimes of Passion (1984)
We see a bit more of Laughlin in the 1994 thriller Crimes of Passion. I'd heard of the Kathleen Turner movie, but never actually saw it until putting together this piece.
'A mysterious woman, fashion designer by day and prostitute by night, is hounded by two men: a married father of two children and a sexually repressed preacher.'
Laughlin plays Bobby, the husband in the film, with Annie Potts as his wife. He has a pretty steamy sex scene with Kathleen Turner, most of it shot behind a curtain. You don't really see much, although for a second it appears you may see something, (below) but in shadow, it's difficult to tell...
I must say, Kathleen Turner's are quite impressive in this scene, and she really gets into the scene, especially when sucking Bobby's toes. Laughlin's nude scene below is shot through the eyes of Peter, (Anthony Perkins) who is watching through a peephole.