The Nude Restaurant, also billed as Nude Restaurant, is really a 1967 feature-length subterranean film directed by Andy Warhol, and starring Viva, Louis Waldon, Taylor Mead, and Billy Name. Different versions from the film exist, with one becoming an all-male, all-nude cast, and yet another with all of actors in G-strings. It had been filmed in a single trip to the Mad Hatter Restaurant in Manhattan in October 1967.
In The Mad Hatter, a brand new You are able to City restaurant on the corner of Bleeker Street and Seventh Avenue South and of siblings Take advantage of Pinon and Ron Pinon, the patrons are men, nude however for a G-string, anxiously waited on by one lady, also clad inside a G-string (Viva) along with a waiter (Midgette). A few of the “nude” patrons leave the establishment, their places taken by new clients, also nearly within the buff.
There are many in-camera jump cuts (referred to as ‘strobe cuts’) and also the camera weaves around a little. The waiter and waitress change from table to table, speaking towards the customers. Taylor Mead sits smirking in the fountain, where eventually he partakes inside a lengthy conversation with Viva about her Catholic childhood. Mead also feigns curiosity about discussing the Vietnam War by having an AWOL soldier (Julian Burroughs).
Viva, the waitress otherwise the particular person, apparently is obsessive about the topic of lascivious clergymen. There’s more strobe cutting, and also at some point, Viva turns towards the camera and asks it be switched off. Your camera is switched off, after an interlude, is switched back on again, then Viva continues together with her monologue.