What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?

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What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?
What Do You Say poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Allen Funt
Produced by Richard Briglia (assistant producer)
Written by Allen Funt
Narrated by Allen Funt
Music by Steve Karmen
Cinematography Urs Furrer, Gil Geller, Tom Mangravire, George Silano
Edited by Arnold Friedman, Irving Winter
Allen Funt Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • February 18, 1970 (1970-02-18)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $5 million (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? is a hidden-camera style reality film released in 1970, and directed by Candid Camera creator Allen Funt. In the film, Funt secretly records people's reactions to unexpected encounters with nudity or sexuality in unusual situations. This was the first of two Candid Camera-style theatrical films to be produced and directed by Funt, the other being Money Talks (1972).

While the film does contain some titillating material and both male and female full frontal nudity, a large amount of the film involves Funt talking to people about sexuality and sexual topics. Whereas Funt's other productions had to fall within Federal Communications Commission guidelines prohibiting nudity and sexual content on the airwaves, this film was outside the FCC's jurisdiction and Funt was free to incorporate them into the film.

In the U.S., the film was originally rated X by the Motion Picture Association of America; an edited version was rated R in 1982. When submitted to the British Board of Film Classification in 1970, the film was originally rejected, then rated X; a 1988 video release was rated 18.

The film was released on VHS in the 1980s, with a DVD released on December 6, 2011.


  • Joie Addison as Girl in Elevator
  • Laura Huston as Girl on the Ladder
  • Martin Meyers as The Tailor
  • Karil Daniels as Girl Who Is Not Raped
  • Donna Whitfield as Interracial Couple
  • Richard Roundtree as Interracial Couple
  • Susanna Clemm as Girl in the Keyhole
  • Norman Manzon as Male Model
  • Joan Bell as Lecturer

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  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11

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