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I can't undress in front of all those people.
Nobody's forcing you.
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In the version broadcaston television in North America in the seventies and released on VHS by Entertainment Programs International in 1997, the contestants in the striptease contest performing just before Bardot only did partial strip. The last contestant before Bardot wears panties and a bra made of daisies at the end of her act. But the DVD version released by Home Vision Entertainment in 2001 features a different take of the same scene that is almost identical except that the contestants get totally nude at the end of their act. See more »
Made right before AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, this little comedy is no great shakes, except for the lively and vivacious Ms. Bardot who is charming as always. The guy who plays her brother is strangely bizarre and amusing. A pretty tame film (considering the title), the plot isn't worth discussing, but Brigitte is coy and beautiful.
A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Ms. Bardot. Her next film (GOD) would completely change her image from fun and innocent to passionate and a lasting sexual creature of the 50's. Roger Vadim, who wrote this one finally got to direct her and make a lasting impression. This film is enjoyable, but nothing to brag about.
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