"Living in Oblivion"

Living in Oblivion (1995) is a small film. As a matter of fact, it started out to be a 30 minute short, but the cast and crew were having so much fun, that they wanted to expand it. At the same time, writer/director Tom DiCillo realized that there was no possible market for a 30 minute film. Festival short subjects are more like 10 minutes, and he realized he had to expand it to feature length. Most of his financing was from the cast and crew, which was comprised mostly of old friends and relatives.

The film came about when he ran into a former film school acquaintance, who said, "You are so lucky. You actually got to make a film." His answer talked about how much can go wrong that is completely beyond your control even trying to shoot a simple scene, and that gave him the basic idea. Steve Buscemi, as the director, had already directed a short by the time they started on this, and was able to draw from that experience. He was trying to get financing to make Trees Lounge at the time.

Keener's breast exposure appeared last night, and below is my version. The DVD includes commentary, and an interview done at a film school. While not everyone will enjoy this insider film about making indie films, it is flawlessly done. They did an amazing job of setting the scenes such that you needed no special knowledge or experience to get the humor. If your favorite film is Die Hard, you might find the subject to narrow, and those who need plot and pace may not care for it, but critics loved it, and those who voted at IMDB give it a respectable 7.4. This is a C+, and very close to a B-.

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    Scenes from the 1984 Brian De Palma movie "Body Double".
    • B-movie favorite Barbara Crampton shows breasts, and maybe a hint of pubes as she gets it on in a love scene.
    • Melanie Griffith does some topless dancing while being spied on.

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    'Caps and comments by Brainscan:


    Some real lovelies today... just two, mind you, but they shore R purty.

    First up is some pasting together of Tuna's wonderous caps of Angelina Jolie in Foxfire. Oft-capped movie, but Tuna did it up perfectly and I could not keep my mitts off these frames of the future former Mrs Billy Bob.

    • Angelina Jolie (1, 2)

    Then we have two frames of Demi Moore in About Last Night. She and Charlize Theron own the two most perfect faces on the planet, so strikingly beautiful tis almost painful to gaze upon them. And in this movie Demi's bod was still 100% natural and equally beautiful, IMHO. These are the first two of about 20 frames of Demi I'll be sending in sooner or later.

    • Demi Moore (1, 2)

    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    The old time machine stopped off today in 1973 for a brief look at "Bloody Friday" aka "The Single Girls".

    First, a look at "Eight is Enough's" Joan Prather who we showed you tied up a while back in "Big Bad Mama". She does it again here to become today's "Babe in Bondage".

    Then the late, former heffmate Claudia Jennings shows us some boob in a scene from the same movie.

    • Joan Prather (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
    • Claudia Jennings (1, 2, 3, 4)


    Here are 'caps from the French movie "S.A.S. à San Salvador" (1982). Although there are some nice topless scenes, the flick itself is trashy.

    • Catherine Jarret. Lovely breast exsposure, and some rear nudity in a shower scene

    • Monika Kälin, Topless and wearing a dental floss sized thong bikini (1, 2)

    • Dagmar Lassander, getting her top ripped off and revealing her breasts. I believe Hankster would call this a "Babes in Peril" moment".

    Gudrun Landgrebe The German actress bares a breast in her first movie, "Aufforderung zum Tanz" (1977).

    Insa Magdalena Steinhaus The young actress topless in a dark love scene from "Nichts bereuen" aka "No Regrets" (2001).

    Karoline Schuch Another young actress showing a bit of breast exposure on German TV.

    Katharina Böhm The Swiss born actress topless in scenes from "Der Freund von früher" (2002).

    Laura Osswald Brief, but nice topless views.

    Vasiliki Kanakis-Roussi Breast exposure in scenes from "Liselotte" (1998).

    Pam Anderson The "Old Faithful" of celeb nudity. Dann does his usual great job 'capping Pam in scenes from her big screen action flick, "Barb Wire".

    Alessandra Martines The Italian actress topless on the phone, and then topless again as she services herself under the sheets. Vidcaps by DeVo from the French movie "Tout ça... pour ça!" aka "All That... for This?!" (1993).

    Susan Dey Laurie Partridge showing pokies, wearing lingerie and topless in scenes from "Echo Park" (1986). Great collage by BFD.

    Penny Lancaster
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Paparazzi pics catching her doing a little topless sunbathing with her boyfriend, Rod Stewart.

    Natasha Henstridge
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    Fantasitc scans by AD of the Canadian model/actress in a variety of sexy lingerie poses. By the way, if you haven't seen her new syndicated series "She Spies", I highly recommend it as a "fun, toungue in cheek, action/comdey with three very hot babes guilty pleasure". Kind of what Pam Anderson's "V.I.P", tried to be. Only this time they hired a leading lady that can actually act.

    Molly Parker
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    A great find by Señor Skin. Here's a scene that we have never seen before of the Canadian actress topless and even showing some pubes (links 2 and 4) in vidcaps from "Suspicious River" (2000).

    Mail Bag review

    I rented the DVD of Sex, Secrets, and Lies, from Hollywood Video. It's from MRG Entertainment, and was rated "R - Strong Sexual Content and Nudity". In spite of this, I'm certain there is an Unrated Version out there, as should be obvious from parts of the review.

    First, as noted from the rating, there is lots of nudity, including Full Frontal from the three main actresses (I just can't get used to the new trend of calling them "actors"). There is also a clear rectal-cam shot (possibly accidental) in the opening scene where an intruder tries to kill the main actress. There is additional nudity from the cop's girlfriend, full-body but not showing pubes.

    The nudity is strange for a couple of reasons. One, a lot is included, and alot is totally gratuitous. But I'm pretty sure even more was cut out. For example, there is a "lesbo" scene that is cut down to:

    a) Two women take off each other's bra,
    b) shown kissing
    c) shown getting dressed.

    There are also strategically placed devices, such as a camera case on a table in front of a totally nude actress sitting on a couch. Secondly, the women, although not unattractive, are not the usual "actress/model/playmate" look. In fact, I think they are either porn or soft-porn actresses - Shayla LaVeaux, Mandy Fisher, Amber Newman, and Julia Parton. Amber Newman, for example, besides playing a dancer in Lapdancing, she has ten movies listed with either "sex, sexual, or lust" in the titles. Julia Parton is also Adult Actress Nina Alexander, and has starred in such Ocar-caliber material as the Bare Tits Project, Bums Away and Big Tit Orgy. Shayla LaVeaux is from Denver where she ran Adult Bookstores and her own stripping service before starting in Adult Video.

    Two of the women are well-endowed, but more like your busty Aunt Virginia than a robo-hootered porn star. The youngest of these has to be at least 30. The acting is terrible, the plot is paper thin and full of holes. Not to mention derivative and predictable: Attractive lady involved in a questionalbe murder, is actually being scammed, and is saved by the detective on the case. Been there, done that, got the souvenir T- shirt.

    Every boy-girl sex scene follows the same cookie-cutter pattern:

    Start to undress the lady, cut to shot of her from waist up in the "Cowgirl" position, either fondling her own breasts or being fondled by the guy, some non-revealing sex action, then cut to them cuddling, then getting dressed.

    It's full of annoying details, such as the star who sunbathes by her own pool in a thong bikini and high heels. Also, she never seems worried about payments or upkeep on her million-dollar house after her husband disappears and is supposedly murdered, even though she has no visible means of support.

    Bottom line, get the Unrated Version if you can find it, and don't expect too much from this one.