Again featuring her husband, writer-director Blake Edwards, “SOB” is a black comedy that offers harsh criticism of Hollywood’s filmmaking process. Andrews stars in the film alongside an outstanding cast that includes Richard Mulligan, Shelley Winters, Robert Webber, Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, and William Holden.
Andrews plays Sally Miles, the wife of Felix Farmer (Mulligan), a hugely successful film producer. In the end, when Farmer failed at the box office, it caused him to lose his grip on reality. Miles is a superstar in her own right, with a pretty Hollywood image, and an Oscar to her name. Her husband convinces her to star in a daring new film to protect his reputation – a lighthearted erotic musical that demands Miles go topless, threatening to derail her clean image.
“SOB” shocked audiences with the fact that Julie Andrews appeared topless in the movie (or rather, the scene in the movie). It clearly has autobiographical elements for real-life Edwards and Andrews, of course, being an Oscar-winning actress with a sane image. Andrews is brilliant in a role that challenges all stereotypes about the actress – watching her do drugs giggle while saying “I’ll show my boobies” is a real experience. surreal.
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