In the near future, where government regulations are so restrictive our most intimate acts are considered acts of rebellion, Nora tries to break out of a lifetime of strict thought and sexual repression before it's too late.
Stories of three women: 1) A kept woman's love affairs with many men end up in a bizarre triangle of illicit romances; 2) A homecoming maiden crosses paths with a naive teenaged seminarian ... See full summary »
Maryo J. de los Reyes
Assunta de Rossi,
Using some stock footage and voice-over narration, this film examines the phenomenon of nudism throughout the world. Beginning in ancient Greece, the film tells of the origins of the nudist... See full summary »
Kienne de Mongeot,
A timid college student, Julie, is assigned to write a research paper on "Nudity in the 1980's" She and her boyfriend, Steve, visit several nudist clubs in England, the south of France and ... See full summary »
This film is a thought-provoking documentary that explores female sexuality and shame through the eyes an experiences of three women from different walks of life, each brave enough to chart... See full summary »
In a Copenhagen hotel, disparate lives intersect through accident or fate: A stewardess desperate for intimacy. An immigrant obsessed with revenge. A hotel manager lost in despair. A wife ... See full summary »
Three friends struggle to maintain their hedonistic lifestyles as they approach 30. Delving into their story, we become subjected to their inane theories, absurd philosophies and warped sense of humor.
Clayton Stocker Myers
Rae Lane entices her workaholic boss to come to a nudist camp in the hopes of winning his heart. Things go swimmingly, with lots of nude golfing and volleyball and some comic relief, until attractive and pert blond Barbara, captures his attention.Written by
At one time this movie was banned in Boston. According to one Boston newspaper report of Jan. 2, 1939, "Descending upon the newsreel theatre in Huntington Ave. an hour before the first scheduled showing of a nudist colony film at a holiday midnight show, police blocked the running of the picture, titled 'Unashamed,' it was disclosed today. A New York group which had leased the theatre for the advertised showing of the film for a week was ordered not to run it by Captain Thomas F. Harvey of the Back Bay station after he had learned that John J. Casey, city censor, had not seen or approved the picture. Police appeared at the theatre as the regular Sunday night show was ending and as persons planning to see the nudist picture were gathering outside. As a result the midnight show was called off and the prospective patrons turned away." See more »
Robert Lawton (Robert Stanley) is struggling with some health issues and everyone knows he works way too much. Rae (Rae Kidd) convinces him to check out a nudist camp that she belongs to. She hopes he gets better but she also wants him to fall for her. Everything is going good until Barbara (Lucille Shearer) enters the picture.
UNASHAMED: A ROMANCE is a pretty wild film and especially for 1938. The "nudist camp" movie would become extremely popular during the 1960s when all sorts of films would be released so that men could see some nudity. Directors such as Herschell Gordon Lewia and Doris Wishman visited the genre several times but this here is 1938 we're talking about. I've read that the film was banned throughout the country when it was originally released and most people would have had to seen it at midnight showings or ilegal showings.
So, how is the film? At just 64-minutes the film certainly doesn't overstay its welcome and for the most part it's entertaining for what it is. The "story" that is thrown in is pretty weak but I think we all know that the movie was made to show off the nudity. I'm not sure which camp they went to but there's no question that there were a lot of beautiful people who were willing to be nude on the camera. If you're expecting to see some less than attractive people you're going to be in for a shock.
The performances are pretty much what you'd expect from a film like this. If you go through the cast's filmmography you'll notice that most of them only had this film under their belt. Stanley did appear in a few bit role including one in John Ford's THE WHOLE TOWN IS TALKING. With that said, the performances are what they are but it's the nudity that's important here. I mean, that's what the producers were selling and that's why people were buying tickets.
For an exploitation movie, UNASHAMED: A ROMANCE is fairly entertaining and worth watching if you're a fan of the genre.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this