In another scene from Bolero, Bo Derek gets honey licked off her body

John Derek directed four features starring Bo. They are all absolutely awful. The highest-rated at IMDb is 3.4. The lowest is rated 2.1.

John and Bo were not exactly a power couple. John directed some halfway decent films when Bo wasn’t involved, and Bo was in some pretty good films directed by others, but when they got together … they sapped each other’s energy like especially beautiful vampires.

You might call them the ultimate powerless couple.

More Bo Derek:

A gallery from her most famous role in 10

A full-frontal from Ghosts Can’t Do It

The suit alleges that Zeffirelli — who died in 2019 — assured both actors that there would be no nudity in the film, and that they would wear flesh-colored undergarments in the bedroom scene. But in the final days of filming, the director allegedly implored them to perform in the nude with body makeup, ‘or the Picture would fail.'”

“In a 2018 interview with Variety, Hussey defended the nude scene. ‘Nobody my age had done that before,’ she said, adding that Zeffirelli shot it tastefully. ‘It was needed for the film.’

In another 2018 interview with Fox News, she said that the scene was ‘taboo’ in America, but that nudity was already common in European films at the time. ‘It wasn’t that big of a deal,’ she said. ‘And Leonard wasn’t shy at all! In the middle of shooting, I just completely forgot I didn’t have clothes on.'”

So why the change in heart? Simple … $$$

“They are seeking damages ‘believed to be in excess of $500 million.’”

The full-frontal is the clearest version I have seen of this 1997 episode of Armstrong and Miller (s1e1) Full frontal

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Oz, our resident all-inclusive archivist, who must have watched almost everything ever shot with a motion camera, reported these 23 years ago! He commented: “They did a series of sketches called Nude Practice. For those familiar with English television it was a cross between All Creatures Great and Small, and Peak Practice. Sarah Alexander was one of three country veterinarians who spent their whole day nude. Not a pleasant thought in the north of England.”

Here is the pictured full-frontal sketch with sound (on YouTube):

The final recap is ready, including links to film clips.

  • Here is the extensive list of nominees. Open nominations were permitted for a full month, and ninety names were submitted. That list includes links to captures from each nominated performance.
  • Here are the results of the qualifying round, which determined which of the nominees would appear on the final ballot, and how they would be seeded. Fifty six actresses moved to the final round based on having received at least one first-place vote, and four others were advanced based on a good overall score. In that round, Emma Corrin had the most first-place votes and Sydney Sweeney had the best overall score. In the final voting they would finish #4 and #3 respectively.
  • Here is the final vote tally. In this portion of the balloting, voters had to choose only the one scene they felt to be the very best, so some of the scenes that did fairly well in the qualifying round (like Aubrey Plaza in The White Lotus), dropped far down the leader board because they clearly were not the very best scene of the year.