Take It Out in Trade ★★★½

"You make your living your way, I'll make mine the only way I know how!"

Most nudies don't have much personality, just a clothesline for one softcore/strip scene after another. This is that, but Wood's eccentricities and usual tactics make this seem seriously personal: the goofball mugging at the camera, the jump cuts, the stock footage, the corny jokes. Oh, and Ed himself in drag as Alicia, willing to be both humiliated by the plot and a serious point of empathy in this not-so-subtly progressive (for its day anyhow) little gem. Bangin' soundtrack too. For heads only, though...if you've never seen a beaver flick like this you'll be bored out of your skull.

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