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Hold Me While I'm Naked by George Kuchar United States 1966

Hold Me While I'm Naked

 Hold Me While I'm Naked, also known as Color Me Lurid, is a 1966 American underground short 16 mm film directed by George Kuchar. It stars Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Stella Kuchar, and Andrea Lunin. The most popular and acclaimed of Kuchar's filmography of over 200 films – it was voted 52nd in Village Voice's Critics' Poll of the 100 Best Films of the 20th Century.


The film is about a depressed independent director who becomes awkward when he asks to film his actresses nude. It features partial nudity and sex scenes, as the director becomes jealous after seeing Kerness and her boyfriend make love during a steamy session in the shower. In summary, "a very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness", according to the Ann Arbor Film Festival, who screened it in 2012.


Hold Me While I'm Naked is the best known and most acclaimed of Kuchar's films, and ranked 52nd in the Critics' Poll of the 100 best films of the 20th century that appeared originally in The Village Voice (4 January 2000). It is also included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, where critic Marc Siegel calls it "a charming and melodramatic tour de force of underground invention", which "attains a level of emotional seriousness that makes it stand out among the camp and trash Hollywood parodies to which it is inevitably compared. Siegel praised the technical and creative skills of the director, highlighting his "stunning title and production design, ingenious inventory of odd and unflattering camera angles and his insatiable talent at adapting the glamorous concerns and emotional extremes of Hollywood flicks to banal realities and human proportions of his neighborhood friends". Ken Kelman referred to the film as "a perfect fusion of mock-Hollywood and mock-avant-garde styles". Authors Sébastien Lefait and Philippe Ortoli compared it to films such as Ron Rice's Flower Thief and Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, in that it developed "bastard aesthetics-both in the sense of a degraded, lower quality version of Hollywood aesthetics, and as a more vulgar sexually explicit version of Hollywood plots".
Not all critical attention has been positive, and as of 2015 it has a 52% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A 2004 Sense of Cinema article stated:
Replete with "bad acting", glaring costumes, tacky décor and a soundtrack mixed from the cheesiest of flea-market vinyl, Hold Me While I'm Naked is a celebration of the intentionally and unintentionally camp. With even the women dressed in a drag-queen aesthetic and the props and music firmly placed in the so-bad-they’re-good genre, the film revels in everything that bourgeois taste despises.
 Hold Me While I'm Naked, noto anche come Color Me Lurid, è un cortometraggio  underground  Americano del 1966 in 16 millimetri diretto da George Kuchar. Il protagonista Kuchar, Donna Kerness, Stella Kuchar, e Andrea Lunin. E' il più popolare e acclamato della filmografia di Kuchar che si compone di oltre 200 film - è stato votato 52 ° nel sondaggio dei 100 migliori film del 20 ° secolo della Critica del Village Voice.
Giocare con il massimo dei voti l'irriverente, impudente, sovversiva e divertimento in pellicola dell'artista.
 Questo film è un parco giochi per idee non convenzionali e approcci, con il lavoro che prende in giro e la parodia di un cinema che si prende sul serio per tutte le ragioni sbagliate. Queste opere giocose messo da parte le pretese e liberamente celebrare la vita e l'arte in tutte le sue forme.

"Un aspetto molto diretta e sottile, molto triste e divertente allo stesso tempo, niente di più o niente di meno che frustrazione sessuale e solitudine"
 Ann Arbor Film Festival, che lo ha proiettato nel 2012.

Hold Me While I'm Naked - YouTube
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George Kuchar | 1966 The tribulations of an independent filmmaker, frustrated at every turn as he tries to make a ...

 Directed by

George Kuchar
Written by George Kuchar
Starring George Kuchar
Donna Kerness
Stella Kuchar
Andrea Lunin
Release dates
  • 1966
Running time
15–17 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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