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Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

Poor White Trash is an obscure independent that turned out to be pretty funny, and totally non-PC. 

  • Jaime Pressly (not nude- skimpy bikini) (1,2)

     


     

    Since Tuna also did Christiane F today, my comments are underneath his.

  • Natja Brunkhorst (1,2)

     


    Charlie's site is updated. Charlie will miss some upcoming updates, as he enters the month of July and his annual summer holidays. (My experience in the summertime in Paris and Rome is that there are more Japanese people than French and Italians!)

Tuna

"Christiane F"

Christiane F. (1981) is a German made film based on the true story of Christiane F, brilliantly played by Natja Brunkhorst in her debut performance. As the film opens, Christiane is 13, living in a broken home with her mother and sister in a typical Berlin apartment building. She is a huge David Bowie fan, and longs to visit a Berlin discotheque called Sound. Her girlfriend sneaks her in, even though she is underage, and that is where she meets Detlev, also played brilliantly by Thomas Haustein. The two start a weekend relationship. Christiane worships him, and tries to imitate him, with the first act being a tattoo she puts on her hand to match his.

This imitative behavior quickly gets out of hand when he starts mainlining heroine like all of his friends, and she follows suit. When she learns that he "works" as a male prostitute, but "only gives hand jobs, because any more and it wouldn't be just work," we know it is inevitable that she start turning tricks to support their habits. The drug scene is centered around the main train station, and the film is sometimes called "Christiane F: we children from the train station Zoo." When Christiane OD's at home, her mother and her mother's boyfriend finally notice that there is a problem, and lock Christiane and Detlev in her bedroom to go cold turkey. There first act to celebrate after getting clean is to visit their friends at the train station and shoot up.

Yes, I watched another "drugs suck" film ... it seems this is a much larger genre than I suspected. This one, however, meets my own prejudices for being acceptable. There is extensive character development where we learn something of what led the characters to these destructive choices, they don't make me dizzy with first person POV of the stoned people, and the film ends leaving some hope. Maltin says 2 1/2 stars, and complains about the included David Bowie concert material as being unimaginative. Even though this is far from my favorite genre, I am not sorry I watched it. The film gave good insight on the process of addiction, and the role peer pressure plays. The had an excellent dubbed English track, but no subtitles. I would have preferred to watch it in German, if the subtitles would have been there to help.

Brunkhorst shows buns in a lengthy undressing scene. She also has a see-through after she vomits wine all over herself and has some pokies. My "top strips" (8 unique ones) show her progression from clean cut 13 year old, to 14 year old junkie and drug whore.

Scoop's comments:

I think Tuna described it fairly, except he got the wrong genre. Probably a bad translation on the dubbing. In fact, I rate it the top film ever in its genre.

Here's my case. Kid is a sweet, respectful little 13 year old girl, playing with her kitty and her dollies. Then she listens to David Bowie music, and this causes her to get a tattoo and hang out at the sleazy train station. Then she goes to a Bowie concert, and it turns her into a crack ho. Therefore, it isn't a "drugs suck" movie, but a "David Bowie Sucks" movie. If Tuna's German were better, he could have listened to the original soundtrack, in which case one can clearly hear people say "Whoa, mein dude, Herr Bowie saugt."

How does it compare to other movies in this genre:

Velvet Goldmine is really about David Bowie, and the music sucks, but it isn't really a very good film in the genre because it is possible to finish that film and still believe that David Bowie doesn't suck.

The Man Who Fell to Earth demonstrated that David Bowie sucked, but that wasn't the point of the film, and it did so without any music. At least I don't think that was the point of the film.

Therefore, it may be possible to argue that Christiane F is the best "David Bowie Sucks" movie ever.  In fact, since it is in mono sound, it makes Bowie suck even worse. Because of this, we should honor and treasure it as an important artifact of our brief human contribution to this ancient planet, sort of like the Pieta and the first microwave waffles.

On the technical scale, however, this puppy leaves a lot to be desired.

  • It's supposed to reproduce the 1.75 theatrical aspect ratio. I couldn't get it to play or capture at that ratio. Therefore, I had to take letterboxed 720x480 captures, crop them down to the visible picture, then manually resize each one to a 1.75 aspect ratio. Needless to say, this was a pain. More to the point, I don't think you'll be able to watch it at the correct ratio either.
  • As Tuna pointed out, there are no English subtitles. You either watch it in German or in dubbed English.
  • Mofo'n picture is too dark.
  • Sound is monaural in both languages. 



Thumbnails, part 1

Thumbnails, part 2

Thumbnails, part 3

Brunkhorst (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)

Graphic Response

Catherine Oxenberg in "Time Served". Find GR at www.graphic-barry.com

Oz

Strippers are the predominant subject of today's caps.


Freak Talks About Sex
Kim O'Mara (1,2,3) (nudity in #3) is the first stripper, although she does a little acting as well in Freak Talks about Sex. You first see her in some very tight pants. Have a close look at the pants in the first collage! I've put in some caps of Heather McComb  as well - no nudity but she fills out a bikini nicely.


Mother of the Bride  (1,2)
Unfortunately, we're not told who owns the jumbo jugs at the bucks party in Mother of the Bride. However, there is a good performance. It's a bit unjust, Catherine Bell says one line and gets her name in the credits. JJ gives a good show for a few minutes but we don't even learn her name.


Darcy Lebon
Darcy Lebon is the stripper in The M Word and, unlike the others, she goes all the way. There's just the slightest hint of bush here, in the second collage.


Just a Little Harmless Sex
A couple of unknown strippers in the beginning of Just a Little Harmless Sex. Kimberly Williams has a few too many to drink and also starts to take off her clothes. Unfortunately, she was stopped before she went too far.


Keri Russell
Of course, no nudity from Keri Russell but she does show some nice cleavage in Dead Man's Curve.


Tanya Allen
I think a couple of these caps have appeared before but here's Tanya Allen in Regeneration comforting a soldier.


Leigh Taylor-Young
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas was made in 1968 so you won't see a lot of nudity. Leigh Taylor-Young (1,2,3) plays Alice, a free-thinking hippy. There are some nice see-throughs (that haven't come out that well in the caps) and a lovely side view.


Anna Friel
Rogue Trader is based on the story of the banker that broke the English bank a few years ago. The delightful Anna Friel (1,2,3) plays his wife and gives some brief flashes when they first arrive in Singapore. Some of these have appeared before but the pokies are new.


Lisa Jakub
Lisa is a little young in Dream House to be doing nude scenes and  they're almost certainly a body double, not that there's a lot to see. You can use your imagination a bit.


Orgasmo
Orgasmo is one of those 60s Italian dramas that also has a lot of nudity. Carroll Baker (1,2,3) (whose voice was dubbed) gets her clothes off and there is the briefest sighting of a nipple. Colette Descombes was a bit more generous. The caps came off free-to-air TV so the quality is not the best.


Nicolette Sheridan
Nicolette Sheridan is shown in two movies, not nude. The first two collages are from The Devil's Bed (1,2) and there are some nice pokies. The third collage is from Noises Off which is a movie about the actors in a theatre play. Nicolette spends most of the movie in her underwear.

Rasslin'

According to the guys who know much more about this than I do, these are really pictures of Missy and Tammy. If you wish to join their site, bookmark it here: 

www.wrestlingvixxxens.com

 

  • Missy (1, 2, 3)
  • Sunny/Tammy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Donbun

Nice DVD caps from The Josephine Baker Story
  • Lynn Whitfield (1,2)

Blackshine

Blackshine' latest. No nudity today, but the Silverstone is definitely a keeper.

various goodies

Anna Friel in "Rogue Trader"

Asia Argento in "The Scarlet Diva"

Jenny Frost posed semi-transparent

Joey Lauren Adams in "On The Edge"

Renee Amman in "Number One Fan"

Renee Amman in "Number One Fan"
Funnies

(Pat Reeder notes: "Now we'll find out if all those "Playmates In Prison" movies are really true..".)

Former Playmate faces up to life in prison in Miami drug case. Former Playboy playmate Maria Luisa Gil faces the possibility of life in prison after trying to help her husband buy cocaine from an undercover federal agent, officials say.

Gil, 23, is charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine worth $209,000 (148,000). She faces a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum of life in prison, a spokeswoman for the US Attorney's office said. Her husband, Pedro Pajes, 45, was sentenced to life in prison for the same charge on Wednesday.

A Drug Enforcement Agency affidavit says Gil and her husband tried to buy 11 kilograms of cocaine. Authorities say Pajes, accused of running a cocaine trafficking business, met with undercover DEA agents in several Miami restaurants to discuss the
terms of the drug deal. Pajes told the officers that after he got the drugs, his wife would meet with them at another location to pay them, the affidavit said. The couple was arrested in January.

The Cuban-born Gil appeared in Playboy's June 1998 issue. She is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31.


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