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Mondo Topless

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While now regarded as cult classics, the movies Russ Meyer made during his “Gothic Period” were not the successes he, and even more so his then-wife Eve, hoped to be. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! received negative reviews upon release and audiences stayed away from the now famous “roughie”. So Meyer was urged by his wife...

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Motorpsycho!

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The movie industry, like fashion, has a thing for trends. When one movie is a hit, an avalanche of similar themed movies are going to be hot on its trail, especially when they can be made cheap. Just think about all the slasher movies that were made when Halloween became a surprise hit, the torture-porn...

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Hot Girls Wanted

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Generating a bit of a buzz on social media is the porn documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” by directors Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. The documentary focuses on young girls who are just 18 or 19 years old and who’re taking their first steps into the world of adult entertainment. They try to unravel why these...

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Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! poster
Generally considered the magnum opus of his career, “Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!” is Russ Meyer’s highly quotable cult action movie about three go-go dancers taking a girl hostage after killing her boyfriend and trying to rip a bunch of cash of an old man living in the desert with his two sons. The movie is...

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Mudhoney

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During his “Gothic Period” director Russ Meyer touched upon a lot of controversial subjects, especially for that time. In Lorna it was rape accompanied by the sexual desires of a woman, in Mudhoney it is domestic violence. Mudhoney is set in 1933, in the midst of the Depression and Prohibition, and revolves around young man...

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Lorna

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After a couple of “nudie cuties” director Russ Meyer entered his so-called “Gothic period” with Lorna: an important movie for the bosom-obsessed director as he turned to actual movie making rather than creating a series of vignettes featuring some naughty nudity. Lorna is vastly different from any of the director’s previous movies, not only because...

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Wild Gals of the Naked West

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Wild Gals of the Naked West is the third and last “nudie cutie” Russ Meyer would make before trying his hand and do something different with his next movie, Lorna, which was the start of his Gothic period. These three movies, also consisting of The Immoral Mr. Teas and Eve and the Handyman, share a...

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Eve and the Handyman

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Eve and the Handyman is in many ways a sequel to Russ Meyer’s The Immoral Mr. Teas. Though in terms of story and characters it has absolutely no ties to “Mr. Teas”, the way it’s made is basically identical. Eve and the Handyman and revolves around yet another “modern man” who is followed around on...

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The Immoral Mr. Teas

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Nudity and Hollywood have always had a troubled relationship. Nowadays movie studios go to great lengths to ensure that their target audience is a large as possible. Since inclusion of nudity almost automatically gives movies an R-rating at least, allowing only adults to attend the movie in theaters, it has become the standard to tease...

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Pound of Flesh

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“They stole his kidney, he wants it back” is a great basis for a mindless action movie starring a one of the action stars of yester-year. Jean-Claude van Damme stars in Pound of Flesh as Deacon Lyle, the guy who wakes up in a bathtub filled with ice and one kidney missing, just like the...

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