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[April 27 2015] : Television

Karley Sciortino TV Takeover / The Immoral Mr. Teas (extract)

Karley Sciortino TV Takeover / The Immoral Mr. Teas (extract) by Russ Meyer

Directed by the king of sexploitation films, Russ Meyer, The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) is about a man who sells dentistry appliances, who sees hot naked women wherever he goes—though only in his imagination. It was the first American movie to show female nudity outside the context of naturalism (i.e. a nudist colony), and is considered to be the first commercially viable American “skin flick.” Its success helped pave the way for more lax censorship rules in Hollywood, which at that point were still enforcing the production code (a code enforced in Hollywood that was intended to uphold “moral standards,” but was essentially just used to censor filmmakers). This film played a big part in liberating Hollywood, and the emergence of more risque adult cinema from then on.

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