The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic survival drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and filmed on Turtle Island in Fiji. The screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart was based on the 1908 novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The film stars Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. The music score was composed by Basil Poledouris and the cinematography was by Néstor Almendros.
The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither the guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love.
The film contained a substantial amount of sexual content, and Shields was depicted as nude in many of the scenes. This was controversial, as she was 14 years old at the time of the filming. A body double was used for all of her nude scenes and in frontal shots her breasts were always covered by her long hair or in other ways. The film was overwhelmingly panned by critics, who found the portrayal of the characters' situation to be idyllic to the point of being implausible and dull.