The Trade: Nude Wave

During one week in Detroit recently, such Hollywood spectaculars as The Sand Pebbles, Grand Prix and The Bible rang up grosses of $12,000, $15,000 and $20,000 respectively. Yet the film that outstripped all its box-office competition, with receipts of $28,000, was an unknown sexpotboiler called The Aroused. It is one of the 50 or so low-budget "nudies" that are cranked out each year for the "goon market." Capitalizing on the decline of censorship, these "exploitation films," as their producers refer to them, are now bigger and bawdier than ever.

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