The Review/Short Read/
You Need to See... The Naked Kiss
A travelling prostitute uncovers a hotbed of corruption when she tries to settle down in a seemingly wholesome small town, in Samuel Fuller's fabulously lurid pulp-cinema masterpiece.
As lurid (and fabulous) as its title, The Naked Kiss is part aberrant saint's story, part Sirkian attack on bourgeois blindness and hypocrisy, and all appalling masterpiece. You need to see tonight's presentation of its 35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. "But why?" you may ask...
The Naked Kiss bares all, in 35mm, tonight at TIFF Bell Lightbox.