Thursday, May 10, 2012

S.O.B. (1981) - GIFs

S.O.B. had the makings and maybe the script to deliver a scathing Hollywood satire, but the humor is often lumbering and telegraphed.  Perhaps a screwball comedy shouldn't run a shade over two hours, but what do I know.  I'm not much of a Blake Edwards fan (except for the The Party, I guess), so maybe I'm missing something.  

Either way, I think we can all agree that Mr. Edwards should be thanked for including nude scenes with Gisele Lindley and Marisa Berenson.  Some of you may be asking...who?  Well, Gisele's lone speaking role was as the perpetually topless princess in Forbidden Zone.  Marisa has had a much longer and more varied career, although she is most famous I guess for playing Lady Lyndon in Barry Lyndon.  

Here is possibly Gisele's only non-Forbidden Zone movie appearance, literally forever blowing bubbles:

Notice the resemblance?  I sure do!

Here is Marisa in bed with Robert Vaughn, who happens to be in drag.  Crazy things happen when you party naked.

In closing, I will leave you with a GIF of Marisa looking fabulous on the phone:


  1. I have mixed feelings about Blake Edwards. I didn't like The Party but I did like 10 and Darling Lili, and I kinda liked S.O.B. although I'll admit it's probably an acquired taste.

  2. It's a good thing Gisele isn't wearing a top, or less I wouldn't have been able to recognize her in that awesome gif you posted. Speaking of which, imagine if she did wear a top in a movie, now wouldn't that be freaky? Anyway, I wish more actresses would follow Gisele's lead when it came to be perpetually topless in movies.

  3. @Doom
    I haven't seen Darling Lili, but the making of that movie was supposedly the inspiration for S.O.B.

    I thought S.O.B. should have been really good but it didn't quite work for me. The party seems to be divisive.


    Yeah, she might be eligible for the guiness book of world records. She's topless in every frame of her acting roles. Not even porn actresses can make that claim.