When we discuss films, we often discuss “gratuitous nudity,” that which is unnecessary to the plot or artistry of the film. In this case, since nudity is really the entire point of the film, we would have to discuss “gratuitous plot” – anything that interrupts the nudity.
Fortunately, there is not much gratuitous plot. They manage to get most of the exposition done while they are naked.
Ya gotta love director Nicolas Roeg. He always knew what was important.
Well, important to me, anyway.
He’s the same guy who directed Walkabout, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Eureka, Bad Timing, Castaway and probably several other nudity classics that I can’t recall immediately.
R.I.P., Mr. Roeg. We owe you so much.
Johnny Moronic’s new clips from this film can be found here.