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  • I personally, being a male, have no problem with it to be honest

    • by Stephen Filippelli

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      Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dorothy Malone, Shirley MacLaine, Eva Gabor, and Anita Ekberg.

      Directed by: Frank Tashlin.

      Rick Todd (Dean Martin) has a crazy roommate named Eugene Fullstack with crazy yet potential ideas that spell dollar signs for a successful comic book. Eugene has a deep passion for comics, most particularly the ones that feature the “Bat Lady”. Every single night, Rick has to listen to his bizarre dreams about a half-man/half-bird named “Vincent the Vulture”.

      Their next door neighbor happens to be professional working comic book artist, named Abigail Parker

      (Dorothy Malone), at Murdock Publishing. Abigail also has a roommate, Bessie Sparrowbush (Shirley MacLaine), whom is both the secretary for Mr. Murdock and the model for the Bat Lady. Eventually, Bessie falls hard for Eugene whom he doesn’t know is the Bat Lady.

      So, as Parker quits her job out of frustration, Rick ends up getting work at Murdock Publishing with Eugene and the two of them develop his ‘Vincent the Vulture’ ideas. While Abigail isn’t aware of this as she ends up falling for Rick and he keeps it a ...

      • secret. To top it all off, Eugene’s nightmares/ideas contain a confidential Government formula that makes them ripe for spies to investigate.

        “Artists and Models” marks the fourteenth team-up of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin and contains a lot of sexual hints, references, and innuendo for its time. There is much fetish and fascination associated with many of the female characters here who are often wearing revealing costumes (i.e. Dorothy Malone’s strategically placed towel and Shirley MacLaine’s bondage escape while in Bat Lady gear are two good examples). There’s also much comedy

        associated with women’s breasts and more double entendres than you can shake a fist at.

        Don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting down “Artists and Models” for its adult content. I personally, being a male, have no problem with it to be honest. It actually makes a film like this one stand out from the 1950s era. As a matter of fact, there should have been more of them like this. “Artists and Models” isn’t a porn movie at all, it’s simply an excellent and funny musical comedy with plenty of sexual innuendo.

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