Spectacles: Tops & Bottoms

In olden days, as Cole Porter put it, a glimpse of a stocking was something quite shocking. Nowadays the exposed human form has become such a big part of show business that hardly any thing is startling. Just boring — as two show-biz flops amply illustrate.

>In London last week, a widely heralded underground film called No. 4 had its world premiere, showing nothing but some 300 nude British buttocks, a fresh one every 15 seconds or so for 76 min utes. For sound track, there were the taped comments of the volunteers. "I'm a bit cynical about mine," said...

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