Nicholas R. Nelson

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How to Undress (in front of your husband)

How to Undress in Front of Your Husband, a short 'sexploitation' film by exploitation pioneer Dwain Esper (MANIAC and MARIHUANNA) hails from 1937, a simpler time when marriage's biggest problem seems to be a husband's boredom and "public menace #1" was the peeping tom with a film camera.  This piece investigates the effect of the intervening 70 years on the 'quaint' notions presented in the film and uses sound collage to ask how titillating the film really is.

The version presented here is a 2016 re-scoring of the 2010 original.