Funny Re-Release Trailer for 1976 Comedy 'The First Nudie Musical'
by Alex Billington
February 17, 2022
"They said it couldn't be done, but they were wrong!" Quiver has debuted a new trailer for the re-release of a cult comedy from the 70s called The First Nudie Musical, made by filmmakers Mark Haggard & Bruce Kimmel. This first opened in 1976 and is getting a VOD / Blu-ray re-release this February in the US. The movie is a comedy starring Cindy Williams, Stephen Nathan, and Bruce Kimmel. Nathan plays Harry Schechter, heir to a Hollywood studio who's forced to make a musical comedy porno in order to stave off bankruptcy. The movie features a series of farcical lewd musical numbers in the style of classical Hollywood musical comedies including: "Orgasm", "Lesbian Butch Dyke", and "Dancing Dildos." The movie has a low-budget feel, with a "musical-within-a-movie" theme in the tradition of Singin' in the Rain, but with satirical sexual humor. If you're curious, don't worry there's no nudity in this trailer, but there will be some in the film (it was banned in New Zealand + rated X in the UK). This is a wacky vintage trailer that you have to see.
Here's the re-release trailer (+ poster) for Haggard & Kimmel's The First Nudie Musical, from YouTube:
The son of a famous studio owner is forced to make porno films to keep the bankrupt studio from being made into a shopping center. In an attempt to get back on the high ground he makes a nudie musical. He makes a bet with the debtors who wish to take ownership of the studio, that if they finance the musical and he can't complete it within two weeks, they can then foreclose. The First Nudie Musical was originally co-directed by the filmmakers Mark Haggard (The Love Garden, The All-American Girl, The All-American Woman) & Bruce Kimmel (his very first film at the time). The screenplay is also written by Bruce Kimmel. This initially premiered in March 1976 in the US, and was an early staple of Cinemax, it has become a cult film since its initial release and was released on DVD in 2001. Quiver Distribution will re-release The First Nudie Musical direct-to-VOD starting on February 25th, 2022 this year. Anyone seen this movie before?
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