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Mondo Topless (1966)





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Since Mondo Cane translates to "A Dog's World," we can only suppose that Mondo Topless means "Topless World." No, the title does not refer to a world without the Arctic Circle. Nudie king Russ Meyer aims his camera at various "traditional" ethnic ceremonies, focusing upon amply endowed females who insist upon jiggling their mammary glands at the slightest provocation. While all this is going on, the offscreen narrator expounds loftily, just as if we're watching a sobersided PBS documentary. For all its nudity, the 60-minute Mondo Topless is about as provocative as a home economics class.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Mondo Topless

All Critics (2)

Quite more than a cascade of uproarious nudie reels, this 60-minute dizziness boils away plot and character for a concentrated exploration of the artist's fixations

Full Review… | March 13, 2010

Audience Reviews for Mondo Topless


The 90% rating for this film will only make sense to one who appreciates the female hour glass figure, especially the kind of figure that a Jayne Mansfield or a Sophia Loren sported in mid 20th century America. Beginning with World War II GI's who favored pictures of glamorous female stars looking very buxom under their tight sweaters, a trend was established for producer Russ Meyer who delivered the goods in this 1966 ode to over sized female anatomy, MONDO TOPLESS. Meyer simply allows the ladies, mostly California strippers and go-go dancing girls, to do their thing. The music is loud, the dancing is both erotic and passionate but will only appeal to those who appreciate the D and E cup bra on a slim frame. Such is the case in this movie with all of the girls, but especially with one, standing out from the crowded field. Buxotic Darlene Grey was "discovered" by Meyer for this movie and is not soon to be forgotten via her go-go gyrations in the California desert. Topless, unstoppable and untoppable among other Meyerism descriptions, she will either stop your heartbeat or bore you to death. If it's the former, this 61 minute film, an exercise in serious breast fixation, easily rates a 90% on the tomatometer as one of the all time greats!

Jim Jacobs
Jim Jacobs

A documentory by Russ Meyer showing an awful lot of tits of good looking go-go dancers from that time. The tits are great, of course, but the movie itself isn't anything to go all nuts over.

Hans J. Eiðisgarð
Hans J. Eiðisgarð

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