Friday, September 17, 2010
Mondo Topless (1966)
Dir: Russ Meyer
Mondo Topless is a wonderfully shot quasi-doc about Topless feature dancer from around the globe.Most of the film is shot in Beautiful san Francisco but the film also features dancers from around the globe ,from countries like France , Germany and sweden.The film is shot great with alot of really nice shots of the girls in Nature dancing topless of course.The girls talk a little bit about themselves during each segment.touching on topics like how they got into dancing ,the differences between topless and erotic dancing,Techniques,costumes , The troubles finding bras and clothes that fit correctly and of course men.The Foreign featured entertainers performances seem more like actual dance and theatre art while the girls from the good old U.S. of A sem to just jirate and shake what they got.This film is actually quite interesting ,getting the chance to see what kind of woman dances topless but trust me it doesn’t get to deep.Russ Comes through once again with his trademark eye for full figured woman (By todays standards of course) and this film is really just a showcase of his keen sence for finding these talents and also gives him a chance to show that he is in fact actually a great cinematographer.there are quite a few really nice shots and some good scenery ,other than the obvious eye candy.If you do not find topless busty women dancing endlessly to cheesy 60’s rockabilly music than this is not one for you.There is virtually no plot to this film but then again it is a documentary shot in Mondo form so if you grab this one I think you know what you are getting into.I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I really miss the style of women that were more popular back then.Nowadays everyone is pencil thin and those who are busty are manufactured,this is a nice little trip back in time ,to when woman were natural and not afraid to eat a cheeseburger or two .
3.5 out of 5
for the quality of women alone this one gets 3 but I added the extra half for the awesome shots of SF before it was a trash bin with street lights and stop signs