REVIEW: Women He’s Undressed

Orry-Kelly and Marilyn Monroe in Women He's Undressed

Writer Katherine Thompson and director Gillian Armstrong have created Women He’s Undressed to celebrate the story of Orry-Kelly – a costume designer who played a key role during the golden era of Hollywood cinema.

Thompson and Armstrong were drawn to Orry-Kelly’s story because he was relatively unknown in his home country of Australia, despite being celebrated by the film industry in America.

As costume designer for nearly 300 films – including Some Like It Hot, Casablanca, An American in Paris and Now, Voyager – Orry-Kelly designed for stars such as Marilyn Munroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, and Errol Flynn.

Talented, daring, brash, bold, Orry-Kelly was the first Australian to win three Academy Awards.

Women He’s Undressed is a behind-the-scenes look at Orry-Kelly’s life and career – including his friendships with Jack and Ann Warner and influential columnist Hedda Hopper and the protection that they offered for the openly gay designer.

Armstrong blends a series of interviews – including Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Catherine Martin, and Leonard Maltin – with hyper-stylised recreations of key episodes of Orry-Kelly’s story.

If you’re a film or fashion buff then you’ll find plenty of interest in Women He’s Undressed.

Women He’s Undressed is distributed by Wolfe Video

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