Friday, December 9, 2011

From Jennie's Pallett

Nudity vs. Pornography

As I edited my speech from last week for posting, I realized it was way too long for a single post! This is the first part, about my work. I was introduced beautifully so I only needed to discuss my work itself. Some of these phrases will form part of my new artist statement.

“My artwork explores the nude figure. I find the human body to be a marvel, not just of engineering and design, but also of poetry and emotion. I am endlessly fascinated by what lies beneath, beneath clothes, beneath the layers of pain and beneath the masks we wear.

Nude Art is our history. It is our expression and our drive. It shows our growth as human beings and our evolution emotionally.

I mostly paint women. Strong, elegant and emotional, I capture different aspects of what it is to be a woman. I have been drawn to a difficult arena as censorship grows and fear over the nude body reaches fever pitch.

That is why I have dedicated myself to debunking myths about nude art. I want to show the world the beauty I see in the human body and share my firm belief that nudity is not threatening, it is not always sexual and it is here to stay.”


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Please post a review on

We are putting out a promotional campaign for American Nudist, and those of you following this blog, please let people know what you think of our film: American Nudist.

We need to make our presence known on Blockbuster Online and the IMDB message boards as well.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coming soon

The Pacific Invasion Media Interview series.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



And for those of you following this blog, here is part of the history of this film, from its inception.

I’ve been asked several times by various naturists why I never followed up on filming “The Naked Place,” the fictional film that was in production in the documentary, “Naked in the 21st Century.”

Nudists have no product to turn to for their own entertainment, except for ClothesFree Nudecasts (informative, but not entertainment), documentaries made by their own (often BOOOORRRRRRING), and the cult movies of the 1960s like Monster at Camps Sunshine.

So I wrote “The Naked Place” in college at a time when I fell in love with the nudist philosophy and read all I could about it. The title came from an eleven year old girl at Lupin in Los Gatos, whose mother told me the story of how she used to say, “Let’s go to the Naked Place” every summer, especially in public. (!)

The storyline follows: Michelle Shimizu grows up at “Nature’s Paradise” located on the beautiful North Shore of Hawaii. At three stages of her life, we see her as a teenager falling in love with a haole boy named Dan. They break up a year later; she marries a conservative Asian American lawyer. Five years later, she comes back to try to save Nature’s Paradise from anti-nudists determined to shut them down.

She returns to the same campground in her adulthood as Nature’s Paradise is now a state park now open for camping. Her daughter has no idea she’s a nudist, but there reunited with Dan and his new family, the secret is out and both families have secrets related to being modern-day nudists.

I decided not to actually do this film for one particular reason. It’s a melodramatic romantic comedy written at a time in my life when I had still believed in romance.

Anyone who’s ever read my poetry will attest that I’m not a romantic guy. So I developed two screenplays as a result of what I went through in dealing with actors, old school naturists, reviewers of “Naked in the 21st Century.”

The comedy “The Screening Room” was the result, and it’s currently in pre-production. Inspired by South Park and American Pie, this comedy boasts fart jokes, crude humor and outrageous lampoons of public figures such as Congressman Mark Foley and “that self-righteous fear-mongering bitch” Nikki Craft.

Am I just conforming to the current market of youth-oriented films? You better believe I am. This is a business and anyone who doesn’t understand that better start studying it. A wild comedy, I feel, is the best way to express the anger and the frustration I feel at all the misinformed and ignorant public figures trying to shut down nude beaches left and right, and at the same time, make pointed commentaries at the nudist themselves for deviating from the original intent of naturism as spelled out by Adolf Koch, and then Kurt Barthel when he founded the American League of Physical Culture.
As I made my current revision of “The Screening Room” notable differences stood out. These are some of them:

1. “The Naked Place” features nudist teenagers who have a strong moral grounding, They are chaste, obedient to their parents and very well read on their nudist history. In “The Screening Room,” the teens participate fully clothed, are rebellious and only know as much about nudism as the internet can provide. This is far more realistic, and one has to look at how do teens rebel. Alex Keaton in the tv series “Family Ties” becomes a yuppie, much to the chagrin of his hippy parents. Similarly, my character of “Joy” is the promiscuous (but discreet) daughter of the resort owners. The main character “Micky” rebels against his dad by applying for a job at the resort where his dad once had membership when HE was a teenager.

2. Anti-nudist parents, cops and preachers are portrayed as shrewish, misinformed and very threatening people in “The Naked Place.” In the “Screening Room,” I asked myself, what if I did the exact opposite? The Congressman who shuts out all the minors from the resort is based on Lex Luthor, and he is more informed on nudist history than our hero Micky. And like Congressman Foley, manipulates the press into believing that children are actually at risk at these nudist facilities, despite their existence for 80 years in this country.

3. In the “Naked Place” the haole (Caucasians from the mainland) are the outsiders. In the “Screening Room” they are the majority and nudists of color are portrayed as “different.” This is very much how I feel much of the time at a nudist event and I DO get sick and tired of those few people asking me if I speak English.

4. There is very little humor in “The Naked Place.” The tragedy that befalls the camp is no laughing matter and it’s clear that a large portion of their lives were taken away from the nudists when Nature’s Paradise shut down. I felt it was time to be a little more light-hearted in my take on naturism since a nudist film should not take itself too seriously, but just serious enough for you to understand the characters. Quite often a person becomes a nudist because it simply feels great, not because they’re dying from cancer or were in therapy for sexual harassment and want to change their behavior.

So there you have it. Look for the Screening Room to come out in the near future. And if the Naked Place should get filmed, chances are it will be as a short and end up as a DVD extra. Nudists need good entertainment that does them justice. They don’t need soap operas, although that doesn’t sound like a bad idea . . .

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

American Nudist in Post Production

Micky's Summer Resort's sister film, "American Nudist" is currently in post. Here's a few thousand words on the film.

Taylor Kong (played by T. L. Young) is an artist, photographer and screenwriter working in the heart of Hollywood. Yearning for the simpler days when he used to run a nudist club in Hawaii, he feels as though he lost his muse. Lacking inspiration, he spends his spare time watching his old nudist films, while entertaining a parade of former and current models and lovers: a nude model (Nicole D’Angelo), a naturist colleague (Alicia Arden) and Playboy Cybergirl (Josie Goldberg.)

Then one day, he falls for an aspiring actress (Magda Marcella) whom he takes under his wing and takes her on a journey through the history of American Naturism.

Also starring Tiffany Bowyer ("Playback,") Simmin Yu, Leigh Davis, Arielle Brachfeld (both from "The Obsession," Sandy Colindres and Megan Cordero.

Friday, August 19, 2011

This is not Spam

I am on the Swagbucks program and it looks pretty promising.
Tell your friends about this film. We are filming the last pickup shot this weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Website in the Works

Pacific Invasion Media (dot) com is currently under construction and there will be a news page for this film now titled, "Micky's Summer Resort."

This blogspot will likely be replaced by the main site or transferred over to a film website. More on this soon.

Micky's Summer Resort is in the primary stages of final editing though we are still raising funds to take care of some needed coverage.

Tony Young

Sunday, June 5, 2011

More Alicia Arden

Along with Paula Labaredas who cameos in our film.

So far, we have been filming sister films, "The Critic" and a red carpet event for the same cinematographer who directed, "A Proper Violence."

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pageant Girls

As we near the date of our final pickup shot, I wanted to share with you a thousand words on our models. We will be needing about ten of them to make a convincing pageant.

The Story of The Screening Room, or Micky's Summer Resort revolves around a club's decision to sell out and hold a pageant. However, the owners are thinking old school pageants which to this day are looked upon as "a lot of good clean family fun" by the older members of many resorts.

But that was then and this is now. And when modern "nudist" pageant girls start showing up, hilarity ensues.

Featured model this month is Sophia Elly.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Violent Blue premieres in Culver City

The film Violent Blue was written by Gregory Hatanaka and T.L .Young, and it was filmed at the same time as the Screening Room, often using some cast members.

Andrea Harrison (left) and Silvia Suvadova (right) are the leads of Violent Blue. Harrison cameos as Ann Colder, and Suvadova cameos as newscaster Karla Pandic in the Screening Room.

Alicia Arden and Kara Hyatt stars as mother and daughter Tiffany and Britney Mairzey in the Screening Room. Arden appears as Bolo's wife in Violent Blue.