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This Is America (1977)

 -  Documentary  -  May 1977 (USA)
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Documentary about bizarre and unusual practices in the USA.

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Inspired by shock-documentaries like Mondo Cane, this film looks at the wilder side of life in America. Starting off with the bloodier side of the American car culture by showing a series of crashes at race events, the film then goes on to lesser-known sexual practices. Included among these is a porno movie award show, a nude beauty contest, a sex therapy session, and a detailed explanation of where dildos come from. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Shows What America Is Into Today!

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A young Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown working out several times in the segment dealing with Gold's Gym in Los Angeles. See more »

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References Flossie (1974) See more »

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America the Beautiful
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entertaining and shocking sometimes
26 June 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Very obscure shockumentary about America in the seventies. And it is indeed shocking to see for example the Indianapolis 500 how unsafe it was back then. They had to restart the race a few times due explosions and people dying due cars exploding into the public or drivers dying in crashes. It's really weird to see how the announcers says that the race had to continue even after a few death.

We move on to miss all nude, the worth says it all. Girls walking fully naked on stage to become miss all nude. Then we have some males dancing on stage almost naked to attract and enjoy the females watching, a thing that was exploited in the nineties (The Chippendales).

Then we see the sex massages and whorehouses in the US. failed actresses and students selling their bodies to earn cash. Typical seventies style.

Then we have adults having therapy to have the ultimate sex. You know, having naked sessions at a therapists place. It was really a time of sexual liberation. Looks like yoga done naked.

Over to the golden age of porno, we see 42nd street of course and the Oscars for porn thespians. Funny to see. Looks a bit like a convention.

And then the making of hotdogs where it is explained what's in it and you really don't wanna know. It's really anti-fast food.

Forward to wrestling and female wrestling to topless mud wrestling.

All entertaining but still some things will be shocking for some like the tattooing of a man's his cock. Also the responsibility at the Indianapolis 500 is unbelievable and shocking because you really see the cars exploding in public. Naturally it moves towards the problems of America back then, the highest procent of alcoholics and suicides. Not that we see the act done but still, weird to hear and see.

Even as it clocks in at almost 2 hours it is really entertaining (the drive -in church) due the narrator. But as obscure as some footage is so obscure is this tape. Out there on Video City Productions VHS.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 2/5 Effects 0/5 Story 5/5 Comedy 0/5


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