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Larry Mudd
01-31-2004, 02:40 AM
I was just flipping around, and was surprised to find Russ Meyer's The Immoral Mr. Teas on Bravo!

I've got this puppy sitting on the shelf on VHS, but it's the last thing I ever expected to see on TV. Unlike Russ Meyer's later offerings, (apart from his nadir films,) The Immoral Mr. Teas offers very little in the way of a script to justify all the titty. There's just a guy in a straw hat that wheels around on an old bicycle and either happens across nude women frolicking, (which he captures with a little brownie camera,) or he encounters fully-clothed women and falls into reveries in which he visualizes them nude. Many, many 10-minute long sequences of (heh heh CANTLAY ST.) women inexplicably wiggling around.

I guess the content is about on par with all the other contempory exploitive crap they put on late at night, but I never thought I'd see this one on TV. It's tame, compared to Red Shoe Diaries or Hollywood Cathouse or whatever it's called (heh heh Dentist Boobies!) and the plot is actually less insulting than any of that shite. Still, I would have thought that it had too much against it for modern TV. Too inaccessable, and too exploitive. Two strikes, anyway.

The nice thing about The Immoral Mr. Teas, (apart from the real-looking wimmins, of course,) is the beautiful look that the 16" blue-based film stock imparts. Very nicely saturated psychedelic colours. Of course, it's basically a silent film.

So, uh, what have you all been surprised (heh heh watermelon sugar!) to find on the telly?

Rube E. Tewesday
01-31-2004, 07:05 AM
Well, when The Movie Network started showing hard core porn after midnight, it rather took me by surprise. "Hey, this is pretty graphic for TV...WHOA NELLY!"

Exapno Mapcase
01-31-2004, 11:23 AM
I couldn't figure out what you were talking about until I saw that you live in Canada. (Nice that locations are back.)

The Immoral Mr. Teas doesn't appear to be on the American Bravo network, but it debuted in Canada a full two years ago:

http://www.chumlimited.com/press/releasetelevision.asp?stationID=39&pressID=284
Drive-In Classics and SexTV: The Channel announce the acquisition of Russ Meyer’s Bosomania Collection, comprised of 17 classic sexploitation titles. Russ Meyer, the Hugh Hefner of film and the man the Wall Street Journal called “King Leer,” is known for such cult favourites as The Immoral Mr. Teas, Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, Vixens, Supervixens, Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens, and Mondo Topless – just a few of the movies that will be having their exclusive North American television premieres on Drive-In Classics and SexTV: The Channel in February 2002.

See, Americans? Canada really is a different country. :)

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