Report from Charlie

The French Cinema Nudity Site is updated. In addition, Charlie sent this report,

"Here is As I know you are a fan and I did not see the story on your site, here are some scans from Arielle Dombasle. The story behind them is that, inspired by Dita Von Teese, she decided to set up a strip show. So, she is now the main attraction at Paris's famous cabaret, Crazy Horse! But, I am sure it shall not surprise you that much, shall it?"

Scoop's note: I didn't know about this, but I'll tell you what. There are some other 50-year-old women who look OK with their clothes off, but there is only one in the world that looks good enough to get me to pay to see her show, and that is Arielle! She looks incredible. (She turns 54 in April.)



* Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

* White asterisk: expanded format.

* Blue asterisk: not mine.

No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Sue lives in Manhattan, but is out of work, and three months behind in her rent. The landlord is about out of patience, especially since her rent is grandfathered at a low rate. We see her at the occasional job interview, where she is pathetically eager, and even though she has a masters degree in psychology from Columbia and many years experience in a law office, seems to be nearly unemployable. As she says, she only communicates using sex, and, as a very lonely person, tries to communicate a lot. She picks up a freelance writer, Matthew Powers, in a restaurant, and he seems to be her salvation until he takes a job assignment out of the country. By then there is no hope for her.

This is a searing 1997 portrait of a disenfranchised woman whose mother is deep in the clutches of Alzheimer's, and is too demoralized to recover even when help is offered. I found it an amazing film and far better than the plot summary makes it sound. Sue is a brilliant film due to the performance by Anna Levine Thomson in the title role. She manages to turn a slutty looser into a sympathetic character, involving the audience in her life. Rather than being repulsed, you want to reach out to her. Levine, best known for Unforgiven, The Crow and Bad Boys, became such a sensation in France due to this film that she moved there to pursue her career, and made several more films with the same director.

I screened a German DVD. It is also available in other countries, but made no impact here at all, even though it is made in the US and is English. It played in one theater and was never released on DVD. It is for this reason that I can only award a C+, but if you are open to non-Hollywood non-formula films, see this one.

IMDb says 7.1.



Anna Levine does full frontal, and shows breasts in two scenes. Although the ravages of having twins are there on her tummy, she is in phenomenal shape.  As an example of her slide, see the last two images, where she gets head from a stranger in a movie theater.









Girls in Prison

Well the clean up from this snowstorm is still keeping me busy so it's another short one today. We have Anne Heche baring the boobs in Girls in Prison.






Notes and collages

The Ladies of Sci-fi/Fantasy

A Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick's classic about ultraviolence was banned from viewing in many gives the song "Singing in the Rain" a brand new vivid image..


Adrienne Corri


Carol Drinkwater


Cheryl Grunwald
Katya Wyeth


Shirley Jaffe


Virginia Wetherell








Bienvenido a casa

Samuel (Alejo Sauras), an aspiring photographer, makes the broad leap from his rural village in the Spanish countryside, where he lives under the thumb of his domineering mother, to the wonderland of urban Madrid. He moves in with his girlfriend, Eva (Pilar López de Ayala), and accepts a position as the resident photojournalist for a local culture magazine. Samuel teams up with the magazine's reporter, Sandra (Ariadna Gil), for an investigative story on a murder related to human trafficking. Meanwhile, Samuel begins to grapple privately with problems in his marital life-specifically, how to preserve the love, romance, and devotion he feels for Eva.

Samuel's watchful mother (Concha Velasco) cautions him not to repeat the same mistakes that she once made. But the past comes  back to haunt Samuel in the guise of a fateful encounter with a childhood friend, Nieves (Juana Acosta). Then, suddenly, Eva announces her pregnancy.

Although Juana Acosta was good as Nieves, a girl that ends up working in a strip club after moving to Madrid with the dream of making it as an actress, this comedy from Spanish director David Trueba was not very good in general. It got lost in too many cameos from known Spanish actors.


Ariadna Gil

Concha Velasco


Juana Acosta

Pilar Lopez







 Camp Wild

Isild Le Besco is a French actress I really enjoy watching, and I think the main reason is that, while she is attractive enough and has a killer body, she isn't the typical perfect, painted actress that Hollywood loves. She looks like a real person, flaws and all. She also appears to be a good actor, although it's tough to judge when you don't understand the language the actor speaks; sub-titles make it hard to really know the quality of the performance. Unfortunately, the cast didn't have much to work with in this 2005 drama that is uninspired and predictable.

Blaise is a forty-something man who is married with a young child. He is brought into a vacation campground to be the sailing instructor. He's been out of work, so he needs the job badly. Camille (Isild Le Besco), who is camping with her parents, is at first repelled, and then attracted to the strange looking man. As she begins to shower affection on Blaise, he is warned off by the camp manager, and by other campers including the girl's father. He tries to discourage the girl, but she is relentless. When Blaise's wife and child show up at the campground, things get even more tense.

You can see where this is going long before it gets to the ending. Not a bad story, but certainly not unique.

Isild LeBesco







M comme Mathieu


Brigitte Fosse









Eva Amurri is Susan Sarandon's daughter, and I think you can see the resemblance in many ways.
Some higher quality versions of the famous Britney Spears coochie shots


Elizabeth Montgomery (Samantha from Bewitched) in The Legend of Lizzie Borden. It's modest, but she's really naked.


Kissing on the Mouth (2005).

Official blurb: "Raw. Honest. Naked. "Kissing on the Mouth" is post-college life in close-up. Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior. The small cast served as the only crew on this intimate and humorous film featuring real interviews with recent college graduates and a documentary approach to the graphic sex and conversations.

Kate Winterich and Kris Williams






Pat's comments in yellow... obtained an affidavit written in December by Anna Nicole Smith's former nanny, who claims Smith ordered her to underfeed her baby daughter Dannielynn, because she 'was obsessed with making sure that her baby was 'sexy.'"
*  Nobody thinks that weighing seven pounds is sexy, except maybe Nicole Ritchie.

Two researchers at UC-Santa Barbara discovered that people have naturally evolved an instinct that makes them feel disgusted by the thought of kissing their sister.  They say all it takes is spending time in the same home and seeing your mother care for your sibling to trigger this subconscious anti-incest reaction that helps you identify your kin in adulthood and avoid sexual contact with them.  This contradicts Freud, who thought everyone had natural impulses to incest and only societal taboos prevented them from acting on it.

*  Although, to be fair, Freud had a smokin' hot sister.
*  Obviously, their test subjects didn't include Angelina Jolie's brother




A member of the European Parliament wants to make an "Unfair Commercial Practices" regulation that would require London's Marks & Spencer department store to remove its dressing room mirrors.  This came after his wife and daughter claimed the mirrors reflected a distorted image that made women look slimmer than they are.  An M&S spokesman denied the charge, saying their changing rooms contain "perfectly normal, bog-standard, run-of-the-mill mirrors."  Indeed, the Daily Telegraph newspaper tested them and not only found no slimming effect, they found that the bright lights on them emphasized wrinkles and bags under the eyes.
*  If that store had mirrors that made women look slimmer, they'd stop selling clothes and start selling mirrors. 
A 79-year-old man in Karlskrona, Sweden, was charged with reckless driving after he backed into traffic coming the opposite direction, then crashed into a traffic light.  But he has a unique excuse.  He lives in a small town in the north and hadn't driven in city traffic in over 40 years.  So he was thrown by the discovery that Sweden had switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right 1967.
*  Also, his driver's license had 1964.
For Valentine's, She Wants A Heart...Anybody's Will Do - Tuesday in Tempe, Arizona, police arrested Tiffany Sutton on suspicion of assault.  A man from her building claims the two hooked up, consumed alcohol and drugs, then had sex.  She wanted to tie him up, and he consented, but he said he began to panic when she started slashing him with a knife and telling him she likes to drink blood.  Police said he finally freed himself and ran away, with Sutton chasing after him with a pick-ax.  He was taken to a hospital.  Sutton told police the entire encounter was consensual.  
*  In fact, he ASKED her to chase him down the street with a pick-ax!