Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Live Nude Girls|
Actors: Dana Delany, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Stevenson, Laila Robins, Lora Zane
Director: Julianna Lavin
Georgina throws a sleepover party for her friend Jamie, a moderately successful actress, on the night of Jamie's fiance's bachelor party. Jill, Jamie, Marcy, Rachel, and Georgina have been friends since childhood, and as t... more »
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R.L. Holly | Austin, TX USA | 09/25/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A better title might have been, "Chatty Neurotic Girls". Very talky and static; not terrifically engaging, unless you like the idea of eavesdropping at a substantially atypical girls' night out. There's a fine, attractive cast (Cattrall seems to be rehearsing her character from "Sex and the City," from what this cable-deprived fellow has read of that series), but (yawn) not much to do, and the situations are SO drearily melodramatic. More live nudity would have been an improvement."
Aside from the chatting and talking...this is damn sexy!!!
RW Griffith | Linear North | 11/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is not often us men are allowed to peer into the conversations of the human female. What do women talk about all day? Better yet what do really HOT women talk about all day? If this movie truly portrays such a thing, then women talk about sex just as much as men do. They don't necessarily THINK about it, but I guess if you're talking about it that necessitates that they think about it too. Anyways, yes the movie is entitled LIVE NUDE GIRLS, and yes all the leading ladies in this movie ARE in fact nude in this movie. Men, especially myself find this movie very compelling to watch as it has the unbelieveably HOT Dana Delany in it, as sexy as ever. It also includes the equally hot Kim Catrall. They sit around in their house, talk about problems, sexual fantasies, and even have a sweet discussion with their gay pool cleaner. This film should not be considered a talkie as it has sexual content and more sexual content. Not that I mind, I always wanted to see Dana Delany get a spanking while wearing garters and stockings. The bottom line is even though the movie is practically nothing BUT sex, it's good for both the Male and Female perspective so maybe we can understand each others minds a little better... What the hell am I saying??? You're only going to see it for the sex anyway!!!"
The irony of the title will not be lost on the right audienc
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 08/21/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You have to smile at the idea of all of those viewers, predominantly of the male persuasion, who took one look at the title of this DVD, and may be a second look at Olivia D'Abo, Dana Delaney, and Kim Cattrall on the cover, and decided to rent it only to end up being bitterly disappointed. You have to give credit to writer-director Julianna Lavin because she reneges on all three parts of her title. Working back to front, except for some flashbacks the characters are women in their early thirties and not girls, the nudity is more emotional than physical (and for the latter you have to look really quick and then wait for the end of the movie when there is a lot of water), and when there is nudity it tends to occur in fantasy rather than reality. So there are going to be people totally devoid of any understand of the concept or irony who are not going to like this movie and the fact that what substantive nude scenes exist are erotic as defined from the feminine perspective will just be seen as adding insult to injury by the same.
Those who should enjoy "Live Nude Girls" will be woman of the same ages as the characters. Jill (Delaney) is the gossip of the group, Jamie (Cattrall) is a B-movie actress who may or may not be getting married, Marcy (Cynthia Stevenson) is being blackmailed by her soap opera star boyfriend (Glenn Quinn), and Rachel (Laila Robins) is basically stuck being Jill's uptight sister. They have gathered at the house of Georgina (Lora Zane), who is bisexual and currently living with Chris (d'Abo), for what would be described as a slumber party as long as everybody involved understands sleeping will probably not be involved. What will be involved is talking, mostly about sex, which necessarily involves talking about relationships and get to talking about fantasies as well. There is not a specific plot against which these conversations are held. Jamie's fiancé is at his bachelor's party and she expects the worst, Marcy has reason to worry about Randy showing up, Jane has something she does not want to tell Rachel, and Georgina and Chris are having problems, but what serves as the climax for this movie is the sun coming up the next morning.
There is more humor to be found in this 1995 movie than profound insights. I liked the gender-reversal conversation that Marcy has with Randy, especially since a man would never dare have such a grin on his face while saying the exact same things, but for the most part it is the act of self-disclosure and not what is actually disclosed that matters the most here. Men are usually the subject of the film's barbs, which proves that boys will be boys when it comes to immediately picturing women naked and that men will as likely behave like boys as well given the opportunity at a bachelor's party. I was going to say that the weak part of the film is how it keeps the character of Chris on the periphery, which allows Georgina to indulge in flights of fantasy, but since ultimately I find the point of "Live Nude Girls" to be that talking and talking about everything is important, I have to admit the point is underscored in the negative by Chris's self-exclusion from the gab fest (and certainly reinforced by what she does during the finale in the pool). If Lavin gets her viewers to not only admit they should have their own slumber party, but actually end up having one, then she will have done well by making this film."
Live maybe. Nude, no
D. Roberts | Battle Creek, Michigan United States | 01/29/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The title of this film is very deceiving & it's pretty clear that it was designed to lure people in. I actually saw this movie way back in the early 90s. I forgot all about it and got excited and bought it a few years back. I thought it was a sure-fire to be wall-to-wall skin. After all, it features 2 names (Dana Delany and Kim Cattral) who have shown no aversion to shedding their clothes in other movies.
Well, I was way wrong. There is MAYBE 10 seconds worth of nudity in the whole movie. It's also supposed to be a comedy, but I didn't find it particularly humorous, either.
For what it is, it's an OK movie. It details what is basically a slumber party for a group of grown women. Some of the dialogue about sex is cool - kind of like finding out what goes on in a women's locker room. There's also some exploration of how being a lesbian might make life more "simple" than being straight.
However, in the end, I found this to be a pretty dull film. Most importantly, it does not deliver on what the title promises. I would be far more forgiving if they had named this movie something else, but I do detest false-advertising."