With a "winning blend of earthy humour and familiar faces behaving disgracefully", half the fun of this comedy - about members of the Women's Institute stripping for a calendar - is knowing that it's based on true characters. Fans of the movie won't want to miss this DVD, where you get to meet the real-life characters.
Arts And Crafts Exposed
If there's one complaint about the DVD, it's that the extra features could be longer. What you do get is certainly entertaining, though. The Naked Truth featurette opens with an idyllic rural scene... until you realise that the ladies meeting in the road are in fact some of the calendar strippers! They turn out to be a charming, if slightly bemused, lot as they talk about their incredible rise to fame. Funnier are their tales about the awkward photo shoot, where such amusing problems as iced buns not proving big enough to hide nipple shots were the problem du jour.
Hollywood Comes To Town
Apart from four deleted scenes - one of which is an amusing extra rendition of Jerusalem - the other extra feature is the usually dreaded 'making of' featurette. Normally cheesy as gorgonzola, this particular look behind-the-scenes is different as there's no relentless sales pitch going on. Instead, we learn that some of the cast were every bit as nervous as the original WI ladies about taking their clothes off, and seemed to have as much fun making the movie as their characters had doing the calendar.
This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-N5 DVD player.