Mondo Freudo (1968)

Sub-Genres - Shockumentary  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |  
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This ludicrous pseudo-documentary directed by exploitation veteran R. Lee Frost features a great deal of faked footage and too many homely strippers. The sights on display include couples "caught" making love on the beach; teenagers cruising Hollywood Boulevard; burlesque clubs in San Francisco and London; billboards for prostitutes; an interview with two half-naked lesbians; a topless bikini fashion-show; Japanese topless watusi clubs; a beatnik artist who paints on nude women; a slave-auction in Tijuana; a Japanese S&M club featuring whipping and clubbing; and mud-wrestling in Germany (in front of a poster for the mondo movie Sexy Proibitissimo). The best scenes are set in New York, where some amusing fake prostitutes chat up a john, and a Santeria-inspired black mass is staged complete with a pig's severed head bleeding on a topless virgin. Modern viewers will not take this silly sideshow too seriously, but it was banned in many locales upon release. Frost and producer Bob Cresse teamed again the same year for Mondo Bizarro.