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What Can I Do with a Male Nude?
What Can I Do with a Male Nude?

What Can I Do with a Male Nude? 1985

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What Can I Do with a Male Nude? 1985 15

United Kingdom Director. Ron Peck

The problems of showing the naked male body in all its glory are laid bare in this witty short. From the unabashed nudity on Grecian urns to the homoeroticism of 1950s muscle mags, this strange history is related by an unseen photographer as he snaps a naked male model, his kinky commentary full of sardonic observations on society’s hypocrisies.

Directed by

Ron Peck

Featuring

John Levitt

John Brown

Collection

Shorts Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Sex Flare LGBT

Certificate

15

Released

1985

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Greater London Arts Association

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