Doris Wishman, USA, 1961, AGFA + Something Weird, Cult

NUDE ON THE MOON represents everything that's perfect about American pop culture. Exploitation legend Doris Wishman’s second feature is less a movie than a catalog of pure kitsch delirium. Crew-cut hunk Jeff uses a $3 million inheritance to build a spaceship for he and his pal "The Professor." They blast off in one rocket (a little toy model), and land on the moon in another (also a toy model). Donning hilarious red and green pajama-like suits, the two exit the ship to discover a Miami-like tropical paradise. And yes, they also discover a nudist camp right there on the lunar surface, populated by naked moon people. You can tell they're moon people because they have pipe-cleaner antennas on their heads. The Queen of the Moon speaks telepathically and carries a magic wand which renders humans dizzy. She's also a dead ringer for Jeff’s secretary back home, which, inexplicably, neither Jeff nor the Professor seem to notice. NUDE ON THE MOON is also one of the most enjoyable examples the long-extinct "nudie-cutie." (Frank Henenlotter)

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  • 83 min.
  • Color
  • 1.33:1


  • DCP