Mondo Movie Posters!

“It’s sexy time!”, to paraphrase Borat, as we delve into the strange, sensational, hyper-sexualized film genre known as Mondo (not to be confused with the other Mondo gang at Alamo Drafthouse).

Before Reality TV, the creation of Italian mondo cinema in the 1960s gave birth to a weird world of exploitation documentaries that covered many taboo subjects, including sex, death, and pretty much anything else that could either turn you on or creep you out (thank you, Russ Meyer!).

But the one good thing to come out of all this depravity is a remarkably gorgeous portfolio of movie posters, featuring artwork from such mainstream International designers as Manfredo Acerbo and Constantin Belinsky. (Images courtesy of Film Art Gallery and EMP.)

Norah Jones + Russ Meyer = New Album Cover?

Dave Rosen of Posteropolis brings up a NYT story of Russ Meyer’s least likely fan…jazz pop singer, Norah Jones — whose new album cover was inspired by RM’s lowdown and dirty, Mudhoney. (MOPO)

Russ Meyer Movie Posters

Upon hearing the death of Faster, Pussycat! cult queen, Tura Satana (who actually got her first role on Billy Wilder’s Irma La Douce), it brought to mind indie pioneer, Russ Meyer, who kickstarted Satana’s career into overdrive.

Although Meyer’s films were hardly even b-movie masterpieces, it is quite evident that his irreverent style inspired a whole legion of future film directors, including Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez, with his cartoonishly violent, sexploitative romps.

Boobs’n Butts!

To get you through the long Labor Day weekend (and officially take Meansheets to a new all-time low), I’m going to top off “Body Parts Theme Week” by busting out with some of the most obvious overtly sexual movie posters!

And okay, to be fair to the opposite sex, I wanted to come up with a post called “Cocks!” — but there just weren’t enough one-sheets exposing that territory. At least none that weren’t X-Rated.

Btw, if sex truly sells — how come I haven’t heard of a lot of these movies?