GENTLEMEN PREFER NATURE GIRLS (1963 U.S.) D/W/P: "MELVIN STANLEY" (DORIS WISHMAN)
Mr. Brooks is fired from his office job when his boss finds out that he is a nudist ("scandalous"). Little does he know that his secretary Ms. Bell (a redhead) is secretly Mrs. Brooks, and also a member of the same lodge (Sunny Palms, Homestead, Florida). A mutual business partner turns up at the resort too, and hatches a plan to get the disapproving boss to stay there. Of course he learns to love being naked under the sun and re-hires Mr. Brooks. A happy ending. This simple, laid-back color movie (that runs just over an hour) has almost the same relaxing vibe as Wishman`s classic NUDE ON THE MOON. As well as the expected volleyball, Sunny Palms members line-up to shoot hoops (!), lounge on see-saws, do archery (with rubber-tipped arrows) and (my favourite) sit around swaying while a naked dude plays the accordian. I love it! Also note the fact that it rains (a rarity in nudist camp movies, but surely an occasional reality). Unfortunately Wishman`s final three nudist flicks (PLAYGIRLS INTERNATIONAL, BEHIND THE NUDIST CURTAIN and THE PRINCE AND THE NATURE GIRL) remain lost. Her next phase was the stark b/w NYC psychodrama, beginning with BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL.

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