Harvey Keitel plays an terrible, awful excuse of a human being in Bad Lieutenant. And it's not just because of his dirty cop's violence or the drug use; it’s because he spends one bizarre scene completely nude and crying as we’re left to stare upon his amoral man parts.
Keitel seems very comfortable with every inch of his body on display on the screen, but we still haven’t made peace with it yet. Even worse, while nude, Keitel stands in a Christ-like pose, suggesting that he is in some way suffering for our sins. Meanwhile, it’s probably the other way around.