In Praise of Older Women, a Canadian film from the 70s, is a
treasure-trove of celebrity nudity. Not only is it filled with scene
after scene of women removing their clothing, but many of those
women either were famous or became famous, and some of the exposure
is at a career-best level. Helen Shaver, although frequently naked,
never did anything else close to the beaver shot in this film. Susan
Strasberg rarely showed anything.
So why do we discuss this infrequently in comparison to the other
great nude-fests? Because there is no really excellent copy of the
damned thing. Perhaps the lighting and sound were just plain bad to
begin with. Perhaps there is no good master. Perhaps there's a
gorgeous interneg somewhere, but nobody wants to screw around with
it because there's no demand for the movie itself, which kinda
sucks, although it had good moments. (My
I don't know. I have two different DVDs of this film, and they both
suck canal water through a Slurpee straw.
But these clips do not solve the problem.
I don't mean to whine, since this is probably the best copy we've
ever seen, but it's equivalent to a weak DVD in quality and the
audio is spoiled by one of those annoying Russian over-dubs. Still
and all, I enjoyed the clips, and I think you will as well: