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Unashamed Nudists: Exploiting the Theme of Nudism in the 1930s

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The technical definition of exploitation movies is cheaply made pictures distributed by roadshowmen or by local independents called states’-righters. A major studio was opening, in those days [the 1930s and 1940s], 400 prints. An exploitation picture never had more than 15 or 20, and they moved around from territory to territory…[1] (David Friedman)

Wikipedia defines “Exploitation film” as a “film which is generally considered to be low budget, and therefore apparently attempting to gain financial success by “exploiting” a current trend or a niche genre or a base desire for lurid subject matter” [2]. According to exploitation producer David Friedman, “exploitation pictures are as old as film itself” [1]. It is not surprising that “many exploitation genres relied on nudity as a source of spectacle” [3]. Eric Schaefer, an author of “meticulously researched, interdisciplinary study” of exploitation films [3], calls the “nudist films” (something about “unashamed nudists”) one of the…

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” Naturist Film Footage “

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Genuine naturist film footage is really thin on the ground. One of the most interesting programmes was broadcast on the BBC in the late 1970’s,it was called “Lets get Naked” and went about telling people of naturist holidays and the naked lifestyle abroad. Unfortunately as good as it was, I’ve yet to find it anywhere else online or on DVD. Some early footage is very primitive in its outlook, while some still has those annoying jokey clichés.  Other recent programmes tend to go about telling people about naturism in various ways, but all try to express the liberating feel you get from taking your clothes off. A lot of video streaming sites have silly censorship rules that see plain nudity as sexual, so as a result many good short films and clips get deleted or heavily censored. Here is just a few…some old, some very old and some new (all English…

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