Director Doris Wishman
Country United States
|Release date 14 June 1963 (USA)|
Tagline The elemental beauty of nature... so intimate, so revealing!
Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls is a 1963 nudist film produced and directed by Doris Wishman.
Anne (Joan Bamford) and Tom (Lon Alexion) work in a small real estate office, but must keep their marriage — and (gasp!) nudist lifestyle — from their uptight boss, Mr. Bennett (Nude on the Moon’s Professor, William Mayer). When Bennett finds a card on the floor that reads "Member of the American Nudist Organization," he goes berserk and fires Tom, even though Tom is in the middle of closing a major deal with important client Al Jenkins (Blaze Starr Goes Nudist’s Gene Burk).
Despondent, Tom goes to relax at his friendly local nudist camp — specifically, the Sunny Palms Lodge in Homestead, Florida — and sits around naked in a lawn chair, moping: "It’s hard to look cheerful when you don’t know how you’re going to pay the rent!" Camp Director Bill Hardy listens to his sob story, then lets Tom take over as temporary Camp Director for a few weeks, while Bill goes on vacation. (Though, you have to ask: where do you go on vacation when you’re a Nudist Camp Director?)
Happy as Temporary Director, Tom runs into at the nudist camp but, yup, Al Jenkins! It turns out Al’s been a nudist for years: "And it’s made me a better more tolerant person!" Then Jenkins and Tom decide to cook up a plan to "teach that old proverb-spotter" Bennett a lesson. Jenkins calls Bennett and tells him that he would like to invite him to "spend the weekend at my club" and, there, close the deal. Bennett agrees and arrives on Friday night, but is in for quite a shock Saturday morning: "Good heavens, what kind of place is this? These people have clothes off!"
To calm him down, Jenkins takes Bennett on a tour around the club, carefully explaining how natural hygienic nudism is, and demonstrating that... well, Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls. Bennett gets to observe a nude volleyball game, nudists playing basketball, a nude accordion sway-along, nude teeter-totter, and even some nude archery (taught by Scum of the Earth’s sex fiend, Craig Maudslay, Jr.) But what really sells him is the work of "Ben Jones, famous botanist," who did the landscaping and is also, incidentally, a nudist. "I suppose I was a tyrant, but I see things differently now!" proclaims Bennett.
ReferencesGentlemen Prefer Nature Girls Wikipedia
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