DOING RUDE THINGS (1995 U.K.) D: KRISTIENE CLARKE W: HARRY THOMPSON/RICHARD PREDDY/GARRY HOWE P: PAMELA WALDEN/MARK FORSTATER
Fun, humorous (and concise at under 50 mins.) BBC tv documentary look at the British softcore sex movies (mostly comedies) of the 60`s and 70`s. It`s based on David McGillivray`s book of the same name, and McGillivray is a great interviewee, bewildered that the dated tat he helped to make was such a success, while most of the rest of the movie world had moved on to hardcore. Also very funny is Robin Askwith at Elstree Studios, talking about the sobering behind-the-scenes details of the CONFESSIONS.. series that took the genre overground (from private cinema clubs) to massive financial success. George Harrison Marks and Pamela Green (seen in scenes from PEEPING TOM) discuss pioneering the form with Kamera magazine, and later 8mm mail-order shorts, before hitting the big time with the likes of NAKED-AS NATURE INTENDED. Less well-known but pretty influential were the nudist shorts of "Michael Keatering", and he is interviewed here as Edward Craven Walker, seriously discussing his "naturist propaganda" (i would love to see EVES ON SKIS!). Other interviewees include Donovan Winter, Norman J. Warren, Bachoo Sen, the late Ray Selfe (who McGillivray scripted WHITE CARGO for), Anna Bergman (Ingrid on the god-awful and cheerfully racist ITV sitcom MIND YOUR LANGUAGE), Sue Longhurst (who doubled for Susan George in STRAW DOGS) and Francoise Pascal (who also suffered the indignities of MIND YOUR LANGUAGE as Danielle). The late Mary Millington is discussed, and seen in clips from COME PLAY WITH ME. Other clips include ESKIMO NELL, PERCY, THE NINE AGES OF NAKEDNESS, KEEP IT UP, DOWNSTAIRS and THE PLAYBIRDS (among others). Angus Deayton hosts. Shown originally as part of a Forbidden Weekend devoted to censorship, alongside EMPIRE OF THE CENSORS.

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