Storyline[ edit ] The only sound in the film is the voice of a narrator and a very monotonic musical theme. Teas Bill Teas is a door-to-door salesman for dentist appliances who makes deliveries on his bicycle.
Teas is a clumsy and shy man, who likes to watch happy couples, and who daydreams when looking down the necklines of women he meets. The only way that he is able to have sex is with a prostitute. After undergoing surgery at the dentist, Teas realizes that the anesthetic has overcome his inhibitions, and given him x-ray vision, enabling him to see all women without their clothes.
He is happy at first, but gradually begins to be embarrassed. For example, he goes to the river, and sees three women swimming, and he sees them as naked. The three women are those he sees daily: Teas decides to go to a psychoanalyst, and he also sees her naked. A breakthrough[ edit ] The Immoral Mr. Teas was the first American "above ground" movie since the pre-code , early sound era to show female nudity without the pretext of naturism.
It is considered to be the first commercially viable American "skin flick", and popularized the nudie cutie genre. The movie consists of a series of short scenes. In a sense, no one is actually naked; the only nudity seen is through the viewpoint and vivid imagination of Mr. Teas's mental constructions extend beyond the nudity always exclusively of female characters - there is an underlying surrealism in Mr. Teas's imagination, which results in a number of genuinely bizarre situations.
A typical scene[ edit ] Mr. Teas attends an appointment with his dentist, who must perform an extraction of a molar. The dentist has an assistant Marilyn Wesley , who is stunningly beautiful, and not-quite modestly dressed. The application of analgesics releases Mr. Teas's fertile imagination, and the scene is shown through this viewpoint.
Rather than the typical equipment-cluttered dental office, only a dentist, a dental chair, Mr. Teas, and the assistant are present against a stark and simple background.
Only, now, the assistant is completely nude. As the procedure is completed, the dentist removes the molar from Mr. Teas's mouth, but rather than only a small object in the extraction pliers, the molar has the appearance of a single large staghorn deer antler with a number of points.
The body of the "molar" is white, and each tip representing the roots of the molar is colored a bloody red. Teas has paid a price for his lustful imagination.