Sex and Film pp Cite as. In the introduction to this book, I pointed out that I would not be in the business of providing moral condemnations of filmmakers whose entire oeuvre is an affront to particular sensibilities, feminist or otherwise. That caveat should definitely be borne in mind in any discussion of the films of exploitation king Russ Meyer, who was either a cutting satirist of the American obsession with large breasts — an epithet he could share with the director Frank Tashlin — or one of the most maladroit and naive filmmakers in the history of the medium: take your pick. His outrageous, operatically pitched films featured copious nudity; his heroines were argumentative, loud women of voracious sexual appetites, usually endowed with unfeasibly voluptuous figures. Largely speaking, Meyer eschewed — and claimed to dislike — hard-core pornography, and the occasional glimpse of a prodigiously sized but non-erect male organ would fool only the most gullible into believing it was anything but prosthetic. His films, with such titles as Vixen!
By shooting films in nudist colonies, filmmakers were able to bring nudity to the big screen. While censor boards attempted to stifle these attempts, legally, they had very little to ground to stand on. With the opportunity of a lifetime, Meyer was about to transform the genre and change the landscape of American film forever. During World War Two, Meyer worked as a wartime photographer, and after returning he planned on starting up a career in Hollywood. Combining the adolescent fantasy of x-ray glasses with the basic tenants of the naturalist film, Meyer came up with the concept for his first film, The Immoral Mr Teas.
Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. Votes: , G min Drama, Western. Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
HIs work continues to inspire critical analysis and attract new fans. Artwork from his movie remains in high demand for posters and T shirts. Meyer had an incredible life — lots of sex, fame, money, laughs and a job he loved, even some critical respect.