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naked in the 21st century a review

Naked in the 21st Century by filmmaker  T.L. Young is a documentary posing as a film, about the making of a film, posing as a movie. Did you follow that? Well not everyone will or does. This cinematic effort by author and filmmaker T.L. Young is very reminiscent of his literated offering American Nudist a Lost Journal. Like the book this film is a bit of a mashup, trying to be several things at one time. Despite the challenges of low definition video, the collage-like character film and a not so smooth soundtrack, there is lots to like about this movie. NAked in the 21st Century is an exploration of twenty-first century expressions of simple nudity with frank, authentic discussions of naturist values and ethics are worthwhile viewing. Throughout the film various  “actors” talk about their experience with simple nudity and the impact that has on their lives. People ask all the time what our policy on single men is … Marital status should have nothing at all to do with someone’s ability to be a naturist. – Steve Payne Owner Desert Springs Inn …

Free the Nipple Movie Review

Free the Nipple starts with with a rousing soundtrack providing background for the opening of credits overlayed on the visual of a group of caped women running frantically down urban streets. Their exposed breasts at the beginning of the movie are pixellated symbolizing the social and cultural censorship, the inequality of top freedom for men and not for women and the hypersexualized nude representations of women. Right off the bat the docudrama expresses the motive behind the free the nipple movement. A contrast between the arrest of women running bare-chested through downtown streets and the acceptance of violent behavior (ex. mass killing of movie goers) is highlighted. The stage for the drama is set when a young “starving” reporter With (Lena Esco) interviews Liv (Lola Kirke, currently starring in the Amazon Orignal Mozart In the Jungle) about the movement and is challenged to join the movement. With loses her job and when she is unable to sell the interview article she finds motivation to join Liv to help take the movement to the next “national” …

Educating Julie Movie Review

The 1984 movie Educating Julie tells the story of a university student given the assignment to write a paper on nudity in the 80s. It follows the experience of Julie and her reluctant boyfriend Steve as they explore the clothes free lifestyle. The movie holds together quite well as we observe Julie’s struggle with her body image as well as how to get the information she needs for her assignment. After an initial visit to a nudist camp Julie and Steve divide the research with Steve taking the seamy strip club side of things and Julie focusing on her growing interest in naturism.

Maslin Beach – The Movie Review

This movie set on the famous Australian Beach is a quirky film. It could be described as a romantic comedy of sorts. Consisting mainly of several vignettes centered around couples, groups, and individuals spending the day at the clothing optional beach. There are several couples looking for love with each other with others and some not looking for love at all. There is one central character who moves in and out of the center of attention in the movie in between which the other relationships unfold. There are quite a few unusual relationships depicted. An estranged couple who find themselves matched by a dating service, a couple with a workaholic female executive who escape to the beach to “relax”. There is also some sexually oriented couplings,though no actual sex on screen; including a wife who can’t stop having sex, pretty much with anyone who comes along; a creepy older guy trying to pick up the younger female romantic interest for a paid sexual tryst and woman recounting to a friend how her husband tried to …

Act Naturally Review

If the B movies style nudie films of the past come to mind when you imagine the film nudist positive movie Act Naturally then banish the thought. The first thing that impressed me about the movie was the quality.  Act Naturally, written and directed by JP Riley is professionally filmed and edited. No cheesy lighting, no bad sound, thin plots or sloppy scene cuts. Once I got past the concern of a below TV movie grade straight to DVD type movie I settled in to watch what turned out to be a very entertaining and informative movie about the clothes free lifestyle. The plot centers on two young women Leah Collins (Katie Hall) and Charlie Tillerman (Liz Lytle) who discover they are connected to each other through their biological and adopted father who is secretly the owner of a nudist resort. The father  has been leading a double life keeping his nudist lifestyle a secret when he is accidentally killed leaving the resort to his two daughters. All the secrets become exposed when the two women …