Nude on the Moon

June 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm (2 Heads, Nude on the Moon) (, , , , )

Nude on the Moon – 1961 – United States

A scientist spends his three million dollar inheritance to build a rocket and go to the Moon. He discovers that the Moon is an Eden-like paradise, littered with chunks of gold. In a Stone Age village, telepathic naked people with antennas live in harmony. Yet somehow, despite all this, the Moon lacks a breathable atmosphere. The scientist falls in love with a Moon woman, but must return to Earth when his oxygen runs out. Back on Earth, he realizes that his secretary looks identical to the Moon woman. The scientist and his secretary kiss and live happily ever after.

Its crazy premise sounds great, but Nude on the Moon is really boring. The first shot is a still image of the Moon’s barren surface. Nothing happens as the song “Moon Doll” croons on for several minutes. Prepare to hear this droning ballad at least five more times. The film’s first half is a series of overlong dialogue scenes between the scientists. The second half takes place on the Moon and features nude Moon people lounging about silently. Nude on the Moon demonstrates how to make a film with the bare minimum of effort.

Nude on the Moon was co-written, co-produced, and co-directed by Doris Wishman, who has since become a recognized director of nudist and sexploitation films. The Moon scenes were shot at the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida. The Coral Castle also appeared in The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) and Jimmy the Boy Wonder (1966). The story of the “castle” and its eccentric builder is way more interesting than any of the films that have been shot there.

Rating: 2/10 Shrunken Heads. 2 out of 2 people agree that the scientists’ spacesuits look like Power Ranger costumes.

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