Director: Ron Peck
A short comedy on the taboo of the male nude. Its setting is a photographic studio and its basic situation a photographic session in which the photographer runs his model through the gamut of possibilities of "what might be permissible in respect of a male nude". Prompted in part by the latest piece of legislation against the nude (male and female) In Britain, the film satirises the repressions and confusions of the photographer whose confidences to the audience constitute the soundtrack. Shot on video and transferred to 16mm film.
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