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American Nudist (2011)

A young woman invites a filmmaker to follow her through the modern world of nudism.

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Clinton H. Wallace

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Spike Hasegawa (screenplay by), Clinton H. Wallace (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony T.L. Young Tony T.L. Young ... Taylor Kong (as T. L. Young)
Alicia Arden ... Angela
Magda Marcella Magda Marcella ... Jennifer
Martin Harris Martin Harris ... Taylor - European Alter Ego 1 (as Martin William Harris)
Bogdan Szumilas ... European Alter Ego 2
Tiffany Bowyer Tiffany Bowyer ... Muse
Leigh Davis Leigh Davis ... Minerva the Siren
Arielle Brachfeld ... Europa the Siren
Nicole D'Angelo ... Theresa
Barry O'Rourke ... Mader
Clinton H. Wallace ... Wilson
Tomi Ilic Tomi Ilic ... Thakar
Simmin Yu ... Aymi Ah-Chang
Megan Cordero ... Stephanie
Sandy Colindres Sandy Colindres
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A young woman invites a filmmaker to follow her through the modern world of nudism.

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English

Release Date:

15 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Though ostensibly based on the book, "American Nudist: The Lost Journal," the director never read the book nor the three versions of the original script. The prologue from the book was added in post. See more »

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Edited from Naked in the 21st Century (2004) See more »

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Round And Round
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Published by Meghan Gohil Publishing (SESAC) and Kasper Love Publishing (ASCAP)
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A delightful introspective romp
1 November 2011 | by deanlkaufmanSee all my reviews

American Nudist is not what you will expect when you hear the term "nudist film." T. L. Young plays Taylor, a former nudist who claims he used to run a nudist club in his home town in Hawaii.

Influenced by the films such as "All That Jazz," and Bob Fosse's Joe Gideon, Taylor's women are a major influence in his life, from his college sweetheart Aymi (played by Simmin Yu,) who had been his first muse, to his former flame Angela (Alicia Arden) who runs a nude bed and breakfast (wow!), to his current lover Jennifer, (Magda Marcella) the film chronicles his inner struggle as a nude photographer no longer in touch with the nudist world except through his commercial work and newscasts of naked happenings he can't be a part of.

Taylor is always wearing a suit, even when he jumps into a swimming pool in a nudist resort. Fortunately, Angela has no qualms being naked, and is very clothes-free throughout most of the film.

His models are gorgeous, familiar faces such as Nicole D'Angelo, Josie Goldberg and Tiffany Bowyer, yet he feels depressed, burned out and uninspired. And juggling his relationships with his work and a philosophy he feels alienated from, it's no wonder why.

Case in point, he even delivers a monologue about a beautiful moment in his life, related to his nudist journey, to his cat, very likely because he can't confide that fact to a human being.

The picture quality of this film is beautiful and the way it's edited immediately brought those aforementioned films to mind. Those expecting the standard nudist fare of the sixties, be warned. This is not your grandpa's nudie cutie but a very stylized, introspective chronicle of a artist's life and his work.

Nicely done.


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