Vienna, 18 February 2013
1. Wide of nude men
2. Mid of nude man taking picture of sculpture
3. Mid of nude men admiring sculpture
4. Mid of sculpture
5. Wide of sculpture, pan left to naked men
6. SOUNDBITE (German) Charlie (no last name given), visitor from Vienna, Austria:
"Well, being nude is being honest."
7. SOUNDBITE (German) Florian Kahlenberg, visitor from from Munich, Germany:
"It is something unusual. But I find it interesting to stroll through a museum naked. I've always wanted to do that."
8. Wide of naked man looking at painting
9. Close of feet
10. SOUNDBITE (German) Hans (no last name given), visitor from Vienna, Austria:
"My daughter sent me a link. She said today there would be something for naked men because I'm always naked at home. She said that would be something for you, Dad. So that's why I'm here."
11. SOUNDBITE (German) Rainer (no last name given), visitor from Vienna, Austria:
"I spend the whole summer at the nude beach when I'm on vacation. I've been going to the sauna for 30 years. Nakedness is the most natural thing in the world. We're born this way. And why should one not visit this exhibition with that connection. I think it's a great idea to offer something like this."
12. Various of naked men at the museum
13. Mid of cashier next to poster reading (German) "Naked to the naked men"
14. Close of picture ++EXPLICIT++
15. Various of naked men in museum lobby
16. Wide of Klaus Pokorny talking to nudists
17. SOUNDBITE (German) Klaus Pokorny, Head of Press, Leopold Museum:
"There was simply demand. We got requests from all over the world from people who were inspired by the exhibition 'naked men' and who asked us - can we visit the exhibition naked?"
18. Wide of man looking at painting
19. Wide of painting
20. Various of guide speaking to nude men
200 NUDISTS VISIT LEOPOLD MUSEUM FOR SPECIAL TOUR OF "NAKED MEN" EXHIBITION
In an unusual case of life imitating art, about 200 nudists visited Vienna's Leopold museum on Monday for a special tour of the popular "Naked Men" exhibition.
Naked except for their boots and cameras, visitors from as far away as Australia and Brazil enjoyed the museum's highly popular exhibition of the changing depictions of the male form from 1800 to the present.
Hans, a tourist from Vienna, said his daughter had suggested the tour "because I'm always naked at home."
"She said that would be something for you, Dad. So that's why I'm here," he explained.
For Florian Kahlenberg, a visitor from Munich, Monday's visit fulfilled a long-time ambition.
"It is something unusual. But I find it interesting to stroll through a museum naked. I've always wanted to do that," explained Florian.
The museum said it was reacting to popular demand.
Press Officer Klaus Pokorny said the museum received "requests from all over the world from people who were inspired by the exhibition" and who wanted to visit it naked.
It is not the first time that the museum has created a frenzy of attention and scandal.
To promote the exhibition, the museum plastered posters containing full frontal nudity shots of naked men across Vienna.
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