ASBURY PARK, NJ – Make way for the most photographed pinup, nude, and fetish model of the 20th century: Bettie Page. Her exuberant sensuality fired men’s deepest desires while singeing camera lenses. The attitude Bettie dished out in her fetish photos was so incendiary that she was targeted by a 1955 Senate investigative committee as a source of teenage-induced depravity. How would that committee feel if they knew her body of photos would be credited with helping to inspire the Sexual and Feminist Revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s? From countless magazine covers, to religious crusading, to incarceration for mental illness, this is the enthralling true tale of Eisenhower Presidential Era model, Bettie Page. It transcends the wildest of fictionalized notions. Her life experiences ranged from idyllic legends to nightmarish realities. All the while, Bettie hid her private life from fans — until Bettie Page Reveals All.
In “Bettie Page Reveals All”, the tease from Tennessee recounts how her unabashed sexual expression and sexually provocative fetish poses set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution and ushered in a modern era in fashion and pop culture. As a woman in an era when women were second-class citizens, Bettie Page was continually knocked down throughout her life. But, by her strength of character, she always picked herself back up to become the world’s greatest pinup model and international sex icon.
The film will screen on Sunday, April 7 at Urban Nest on Lake Avenue in Asbury Park as part of the Garden State Film Festival. You can buy tickets here and search the site for all the GSFF offerings from Thursday, April 4 through Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Bettie Page’s previously unknown personal life is as dramatic as her modeling career is iconic. “Bettie Page Reveals All” captures the story of an aspiring teacher turned model who unintentionally affected contemporary pop culture. That surprise role ultimately evolved into Bettie being viewed as our greatest and most controversial model. As the first and only authorized Bettie Page film biography, the “Queen of Curves” emerges from 40 years of enigmatic seclusion to tell her story in her own words.
Audiences will be immersed in Bettie’s modeling path by exploring a montage of iconic and rare photographs and film loops, including unseen images from private collections. With commentary from people who knew her, photographed her, and made love to her, Bettie Page Reveals All is steeped in mirth, mayhem and mystery. The smoldering siren, who fans perceive as making sex fun in an era of sexual repression, finally steps forth with secrets she’s kept buried for decades. Bettie Page, the icon, launches thousands of imitators worldwide. She is regularly rediscovered by young men and women who thrive on the art of tease amid our hyper-sexualized society. Featuring: Hugh Hefner, Rev. Robert Schuller, Olivia, Bunny Yeager, and the “Tease from Tennessee” herself: Bettie Page.