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Unashamed A Romance – review 

Movie title: Unashamed - A Romance

Movie description: Rae Lane entices her workaholic boss to come to a nudist camp in the hopes of winning his heart. Things go swimmingly, with lots of nude golfing and volleyball and some comic relief, until attractive and pert blond Barbara, captures his attention.

Date published: 1938

Director(s): Allen Stuart

Actor(s): Rae Kidd, Robert Stanley, Lucille Shearer

Genre: Drama, Romance

  • naturist/nudist interest
  • story
  • acting
  • quality
3.9

Summary

Though it is billed as a romance this vintage black and white film from the so called nudist exploitation movie era is much more. While it has most of the characteristics of the nudie movies of the era, tackles some significant social issues. Issues of race, racial preferences, love triangles, social inequality and definitions of beauty all emerge in the plot of Unashamed.

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Though it billed as a romance this vintage black and white film from the so-called nudist exploitation movie era is much more. While it has most of the characteristics of the nudie movies of the era, Unashamed tackles some significant social issues. Issues of race, racial preferences, love triangles, social inequality and definitions of beauty all current in society today emerge in the plot of Unashamed.

Plot

The bulk of the movie takes place in a in the setting of a nudist camp called Olympic fields. The main character in the story a mixed raced young woman named Rae works to get the attention of her hypochondriac boss. Her efforts lead to her boss Robert going to the nudist camp on advice of his doctor. The rest of the plot unfolds from there with lots of bare bodies participating in the kinds of activities typically experienced in nudist circles. There is volleyball, archery, swimming, calisthenics, singing around a camp fire and communal meals. There is even an inexplicable presence of a nudist ventriloquist who spouts on-screen quips.

Things do not work out as planned for Rae.  The attention of her boss is captured by a young socialite who accidentally stumbles on Olympic Fields while running away from her “cloistered” life. The unexpected ending has a Shakespearean feel to it. The age of the original media shows in the streaming but it does not impact the ability to enjoy the movie. This movie is worth watching if only to give the viewer an example of nudist media from a by gone era.

Unashamed A Romance is available for viewing on Amazon Prime for free or can be purchased for streaming on Amazon. Using the link below will support this web site.

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