seasons one and two
As promised, here are the nude scenes from seasons one and two. These are
taken directly from the DVD box set, so the quality is better than the ones we
have seen earlier in the week.
I wrote the following comments several years ago, when I bought the DVD on
the week of its release. Some of the bio information may have changed.
Here's the summary of the nudity in Season 1, which aired in 1990:
Episode 2: "Death Takes a Coffee Break". Nice nudity. Playing a
college girl, Jeannine Renshaw seduces Martin by removing her shirt.
(FILM CLIP). I think this is your one and only chance to see her stuff. Jeannine
gave up on acting and became a writer. She wrote several episodes of
Episode 3: "Sex and the Single Father". Nice nudity. Susan Lentini
is topless in broad daylight, in one of Martin's daydreams.
was out of show business by 1995, based on her IMDb entries.
Martin (Brian Benben) also shows his bum in this episode.
Episode 6: "... and Sheep are Nervous". Almost no nudity. DeDee
Pfeiffer did a sex scene, but DeDee wasn't into nudity in those
days. (FILM CLIP)
Episode 8: "Martin Gets Lucky". Nice, if somewhat dark, sex scene
between Martin and Dierdre Imerschein.
(FILM CLIP). Dierdre eventually
moved to the other side of the camera, and has no performing credits
Episode 12: "555-Hell". Martin
knocks on the wrong door and is greeted by a topless hooker
expecting a client with specialized tastes! The hooker in question
was one of our familiar faces, Monique Gabrielle, dressed in scuba
gear. (FILM CLIP). I assume you all know who Monique is if you are
reading this page.
Here's the summary of the nudity in Season 2, which aired in 1991:
Episode 1: "The Second Greatest
Story Ever Told". There is some excellent nudity in
this episode. A couple of cuties are seen topless on the set of a
monster movie (Martin stumbled into the wrong sound stage), and they
re-appear in his fantasies.
Anastasia Barzee never made it as a TV star, but
went on to a very successful career on stage in the musical
theater. She played Emma in Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde. I don't
know anything about the subject, but I gather than she is now a
major stage star, since a
Google search for her turns up 500 valid responses, many of
them very impressive Broadway credits.
Lisa Saxton's career was more mundane and
predictable. She started as a model in Playboy Newsstand Specials,
and her film roles consisted of such classic roles as "Naked Lady
in Bed". See her nude in the immortal
cinema classic, Terminal Exposure
Episode 2: "And Your Little Dog, Too". Nice nudity again.
Carolyn Lowery played a notorious groupie.
(FILM CLIP). Martin
published her biography, "Starfucker". No sign of Carolyn in the past
three years, but she was still getting plenty of work in TV and B
features as recently as 2000-2001.
Episode 3: "The 37-Year Itch".
Nice nudity from gorgeous Mimi Craven, a famous gal-pal of Sharon
Stone, who still works in TV here and there, and is also a
(FILM CLIP). She comes by her
last name through a 1984 marriage to horror film maven Wes Craven
(they divorced three years later).
Episode 5: "Futile Attraction". Very pleasant nudity from
Paula Trickey and Connie Woods as two women with whom Martin
had performance problems.
The scene with Woods is really
cute. She dons a cheerleader outfit and waves her pompoms for
Martin, all to no avail.
(FILM CLIP). As far as I can see, this
was her last job in show biz.
(FILM CLIP) failed in an attempt at a sexy B movie career, but has
had a solid mainstream TV career, and has been working steadily
on the boob tube ever since she quit the movies. You can also
see her breasts in another timeless screen romance, Killer
Episode 7: "What I Did For Lust". Susan Ashley
shows her breasts. (FILM CLIP). This was her last credit at IMDb. Her few
previous credits are softcore sex films. See full frontal nudity
from her in Private Passions.
Episode 10: "Pants on Fire". Laura Albert is back, playing the
same character she played in Episode 1 (the whipped cream girl).
This time she shows her breasts, but not in the show's typically clear
and well-lit context.
Episode 11: "The Charlotte Letter".
Fleeting topless exposure from three typical Cinemax stars:
Kimber Sissons, Lisa London, and Cheryl Boudreau.
(FILM CLIP). Only two of them got topless, and the quality is poor
because they are seen in a stag film which is popped into a VCR and
seen on a TV screen. Sissons and London have appeared naked in many
films, mostly of the straight-to-vid variety.
Episode 12: "The Name of the
Game is Five-Card Stud." Cherie Michan takes off her top in a cute
scene in which she lost her blouse playing poker.
(FILM CLIP). She
made several more appearances on Dream On, and a few other similar
guest shots, but had disappeared from the landscape by 1998. There
was also male nudity in this episode, a bum from Sean Masters
The River Murders
Minor spoilers in this
In The River Murders, Ray Liotta plays a married police detective who
becomes a suspect in a series of murders in which he is the only connecting
link. The victims are all women and have all slept with him except for one,
and that one is his mother. To make matters especially baffling, the detective
can't remember ever telling anyone that he slept with some of these women, so
the killer seems to have access directly into the detective's brain. Given
that the crimes were all obviously committed with a distinctive signature,
therefore by a single person, and given that they occurred in several states,
the FBI has jurisdiction over the case and their lead investigator (Christian
Slater) is not especially happy with how the local detective is co-operating
with the investigation.
This premise really had some potential, but missed the brass ring by
turning the hunt immediately into a "why done it?" and nothing more. The film
shows us almost immediately who committed the murders, and then reveals that
the FBI was conclusively able to rule out Liotta as a suspect. While the FBI
still needs to find out the identity of the killer and his connection to
Liotta, those of us watching know who the murderer is, so the only hook for us
is the connection. The plot was spoiled even further by showing us almost
immediately how the killer could know certain things that Liotta thought he
never told anyone.
Imagine if the plot had taken a slightly different direction. What if we
(and the FBI) could not rule out Liotta as a suspect, and what if he had
shared the details of his love life with his priest, his psychologist,
his dad, his ex-wife or all of the above? Then the film would have added an
extra layer of mystery. Could Liotta be the murderer? Could the killer be the
priest? The shrink? The dad? Liotta's jealous wife? Somebody with access to
the shrink's files? All of that could have been added without changing the
identity of the actual murderer, and would have kept us guessing.
Alternatively, what if we could not see the killer, could not rule out Liotta
with DNA or an alibi, and had not been told how the murderer could know
details that Liotta never told anyone? Then the FBI (and we) would certainly
have had to keep Liotta on the top of the suspect list, and there would have
been far more tension between the feds and the local cops.
But the author was having none of that. Everybody knew immediately that
Liotta was innocent, and they soon figured out how the killer got into
Liotta's brain. We know even more than the FBI, since we can actually see who
is committing the crimes. The only reason for us to keep watching is to find
out why this dude has an axe to grind against Liotta. I didn't find that to be
a very compelling motivation.
Complete spoilers in this
The film also had a major plot hole.
We find out in the final moments of the film that the killer is the
detective's biological son. The details are too complicated to explain here,
but that's supposed to be a big surprise, although I reckon that neither the FBI nor Liotta should have been surprised that
he had sired a child or two, given that his entire life was a succession of
brief affairs and one-night stands.
But here's the problem: the 11th hour revelation of the son contradicts
something which happens earlier in the film. The victims were raped. The FBI
was able to rule out Liotta by taking a DNA sample and matching it to the
rapist's. See my point? Instead of saying, "Jack didn't commit the crime," the DNA
analyst would have said in the first five minutes of the film, "Interesting.
Jack, didn't commit the crime, but the DNA similarity shows that the rapist
seems to be his son or father." Knowing that, they would run more detailed
tests, rule out the father, and start looking for a disgruntled son. They
would not necessarily have found the murderer any faster in those
circumstances, but nobody would have been surprised that it was Liotta's kid.
And here's the greater problem: if the DNA test had been realistic, nobody
would have been surprised that the murderer was Liotta's kid, and there would
have been no movie in the first place because, as I pointed out earlier, that
connection is the only part of the puzzle hidden from those of us watching the
Having re-read the above, I don't know whether I am criticizing the movie
or myself, for my failure to appreciate the "why done it?" genre. I guess it's
a bit of both. One the one hand, I clearly don't find "why?" to be a good
enough hook to sit through a plot-heavy police procedural with stock
one-dimensional characters, so I guess I was predestined
to write a negative review. On the other hand, a great scriptwriter could have
avoided the mammoth plot hole, and could have taken the "why?" hook and done
more with it than to produce this mediocre and predictable straight-to-vid
The only nudity comes from three corpses:
Sarah Ann Schultz (the character) or Rachel Handler (the body double).
Despite the fact that we can see a face, I am pretty certain that this is
actually Rachel Handler, and not Schultz, for three reasons: (1) in every
camera set-up where Schultz can be clearly identified, the nudity is shot from
the top of her breasts upward, and it's often awkward to do so, indicating
that the director seems to be avoiding any nudity from Schultz; (2) Handler is
listed as a body double at IMDb; (3) the dead corpse looks completely
different from the character played by Schultz, and looks exactly like
Handler, who we saw in The Big Bang. I would never have known that this corpse
was supposed to be Schultz, except that the Liotta character identifies her
for us in the same instant in which we first see the body. I think that
"instant ID" was probably placed in the script to get past the confusion that
might have been caused by the fact that the dead body looked nothing like the
live woman in the previous scene. Mind you, I could be wrong about all of this because
I don't have any inside info, but that's where I'll place my bet.
Catch the deluxe version of Other
Crap in real time, with all the bells and whistles,
American Version, Season One, 2011
Aesthete is going to take on all the top TV shows of 2011 in 1920x1080
clips. Shameless comes up first on his list, but he'll also get to Game of
Thrones and the Spartacus prequel.
Rossum film clips. See below.
Here clips (mp4) and caps of a 1970 movie originally called Groupie Girl and
then re-named I am a Groupie.
So very little to recommend this one. 'Tis the kind of exploitative fare made
in the UK during the late 60's and early 70's that had enough people going to
the cinema to keep the industry alive. Country girl travels with some band, has
some sex, and experiences some disappointments until yada yada yada.
Four women get nekkid, three for the only time on screen because, if IMDB is
taken at its word, this was the only movie they have made to date.
One, Esme Johns, plays the lead character, the girl who is the groupie.
Interesting face and recreational body were not enough to land her another role.
Two others are Christina Wright
By far the most revealing performance was by Ms. Priest who, although
originally uncredited, spends a minute or so of screen time at a party, where
she strips down to her birthday suit and dances, in a manner of speaking. No
bush, but the other two Bs are there in sizable quantities.
That party - which is the kind of thing a 13-yr-old boy imagines band parties
to be - also brings to the big screen the Collinson Twins, Mary and Madeleine.
Former Hefmates were they but they spend far too little time topless in this
scene and another - so I stuck the two together both in one collage and one
clip. (FILM CLIP)
With that you have the only good reasons to watch Groupie Girl.
Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf
Skinless horror from the makers of the Dark Rising
franchise. WWF wrestler Andrew Martin aka Test has a part but died before its
Brigitte Kingsley: very tight t-shirt.
Made... The Movie
Rachel Skarsten: very tight leotards.
Ashley Leggat: cleavage as Pudding Bitch.
Alana Randall: cleavage doing jumps.
2 fois une femme
(2010; aka "Twice a Woman")
DVD release hasn't been announced yet but clips are making
the rounds on the internet.
Evelyne Rompre: full frontal giving a BBB performance.
"I Dream of Murder"
(2006 TV movie)
Movie featured during the "crazy female psychiatrist" week
on the wimmin's network.
Carrie Colak: partial book.
Season 2 returns with twice as many episodes but
downgraded to PG-rated nudity.
episode: "Something Wicked This Fae Comes" (2011; s2e01)
Anna Silk: brassiere having fully clothed sex.
Sarah Jurgens: sexy as some sort of sleeping beauty about
to be deflowered by a circus carnie.
episode: "The Supermodel" (2004; s1e02)
A supermodel who sold her soul to the devil? The entire industry did that!
Carly Pope: sexy as hooker.
Angelika Libera: sexy as model who suddenly gains weight
so that her breasts expand a few cup sizes. That's Laura Soltis from Hiccups in
the first frame.
Erica Cerra (brunette) & Nina Pousette (blonde): sexy as
episode: "The Good, the Bad, and the Geeky" (2003)
Carly Pope: sexy as geekette.
Sara Multch: playing one of the models.
Last week's series finale was the biggest on cable since
The Sopranos. However for us hosers the final season doesn't begin airing in
Canada until this weekend.
Callie Thorne: sexy in very tight sausage dress with no
episode: "The Outlaw Years: The Hanging" (1995)
Mary Beth Rubens: not wearing much as hooker.