S.O.B. (1981)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Showbiz Comedy, Sex Comedy, Tragi-comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 1, 1981 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this biting comedy satirizing Hollywood cynicism from writer-director Blake Edwards, Felix Farmer (Richard Mulligan) is a motion picture director whose career is on the skids. Having just completed a family musical that is sure to be a $30 million flop, Felix knows that his days are numbered and tries unsuccessfully to commit suicide. When he recovers, Felix suddenly has a brainstorm and hatches a scheme to buy the film back from his studio and lens new scenes that will turn it into a pornographic movie with big stars, a sure-fire box office winner. In order to pull it off, he'll need to convince his female lead and wife, Sally Miles (Julie Andrews, not coincidentally the director's real-life wife) to defy her wholesome, squeaky-clean public image by baring her breasts on film. S.O.B. (1981) was the final film of legendary actor William Holden.

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actor, behind-the-scenes, film, film-director, filmmaker, Hollywood, reputation, scheme, topless, nonconformity, pornography, stars [celebrities], failure, show, wife, suicide