PHOTO: ‘Buying Naked’ (TLC)

TLC’s ‘Buying Naked’ followed a nudist real estate agent who helped her nudist clients find the perfect property in a nudist community in Florida

In 2014, TLC’s show ‘Buying Naked’, which follows realtor Jackie Youngblood, ruffled quite a few feathers. The popular reality show might have had a brief stint of just one season, but it laid down the path for many successful reality shows. We know you might be wondering what’s so unique about the show among a plethora of other real-estate based reality shows. Well, while most real-estate based reality shows tend to focus on catering to millionaire clients or celebrity clients, ‘Buying Naked’ focused on real estate in nudist communities. Interestingly enough, the realtor Jackie herself is a nudist. Set in a nudist community in sunny Florida, we see the community through Jackie’s eyes, as she explains the various nuances and etiquettes associated with following the nudist way of life.

The 10-episode series focused heavily on familiarizing viewers with the community and eventually offered a peek into the real-estate business side of it. We see Jackie taking her nudist clients to various properties and trying to understand their requirements and needs, while also demonstrating how nudists have a very different set of requirements from a house as opposed to ‘textiles’ (a term used by the community members to describe those who wear clothes). For instance, the nudists prefer higher countertops to avoid accidents, bidets are mandatory, etc. One of the episodes features a man named Paulie, who enlists the services of Jackie to help him and his wife find their dream abode in the community. In the episode, we are shown in graphic detail as Paulie shows his realtor and the whole world how he uses a bidet.