Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Skimpiest PEPLUM costumes

As suggested by Alanlovecraft at the PEPLUM forum, what is the skimpiest PEPLUM costumes? The 1980s dominate of course, with barely there costumes on both the female and male stars. It's no contest. But the Golden era of the genre were also overflowing with skimpy costumes, mostly on the male side which don't compare to the 1980s counterparts but were quite surprising nonetheless. This is not a post on "upskirt" shots which were endless in the old PEPLUM films but not so in the 1980s films.

 
Rebecca Ferratti in GOR

Sabrina Siani in THRONE OF FIRE


Gordon Scott had the shortest hemlines of any PEPLUM star, with Mark Forest a close second.

Miles O'Keeffe in ATOR 2; probably the skimpiest piece of clothing of any male PEPLUM star

But the skimpiest costumes ever are probably on these fellows in THE LOVES OF HERCULES. Those costumes were re-used in THE GIANT OF METROPOLIS.

2 comments:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Marc Singer wore a pretty small costume in Beastmaster.

abdul666 said...

*Theoretically* female costume should be even skimpier! Ancient (and not so ancient in Asia) art -Egypt, Crete, Greece, Meso-America, India, Cambodia... reminds us that the taboo on female breasts is a peculiar idiosyncrasy of the religions of the Bible. Thus in 'peplum' movies set in other cultures (historical or unhistorical) every time the weather is warm enough for the men to go bare breasted, so would do the women also.

May be such is the case in a few *European* movies?
At least in the French 'Quest for Fire' paleolithic women don't wear the ludicrous fur bras of e.g. '1 million years BC'.