The horny, expository melodrama makes for an awkward watch that becomes more interesting when considering the context of its star. Shields had the dubious achievement of winning the very first Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her role. In the '70s, of course, Shields was famous for being so beautiful and so young. When it comes to the depiction of burgeoning sexuality, "The Blue Lagoon" wants to have it both ways.
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Not since Pretty Baby, in which year-old Brooke Shields frolicked nude in a New Orleans brothel, has a movie aroused such furor over juvenile sex as The Blue Lagoon. Barely clothed in what appear to be artfully shredded dinner napkins, Brooke and her novice co-star, Christopher Atkins, 19, play two shipwrecked innocents on a South Sea island who discover grown-up delights amid the flora and fauna. This time, though, the passage through puberty and childbirth is done more explicitly and often au naturel Brooke had a nude stand-in, though Chris exposed all for his art. Publications from Parents magazine to the New York Times clucked their disapproval of its adolescent sexuality. Unlike the resolutely adult Pretty Baby, which never escaped the art-house circuit, Lagoon has tapped a large and lucrative audience of moist-palmed prepubescents. So is Shields.
Too Much, Too Young?
Sign In. Edit The Blue Lagoon Showing all 37 items. After seeing the movie, John Gibbons, a herpetologist reptile scientist at the University of the South Pacific, realized that the iguanas that appeared in the film were a distinct species that had never been seen or documented by scientists before.
Brooke Shields was only years-old when she starred in the most famous adaptation of Henry de Vere Stacpoole's novel. The Victorian story of two shipwrecked childern who grow up alone on a tropical island became overshadowed on the big screen by the scenes of the nearly naked characters falling in love. The notorious sex scene has dominated headlines and scandalised viewers ever since. Watch our two exclusive scenes and then listen to Shields' own words about the film. The new release is the first time the movie has been available on Blu-ray in the UK.