Then, in another surprising gesture, the story introduces a woman Lucille Shearer fleeing from society and publicity after a divorce scandal.
These films embody a highly independent spirit of off-Hollywood filmmaking that exploited topics forbidden by the mainstream studios, the Motion Picture Production Code, and most local censor boards.
She started her acting career occurring in the local stage productions.
In order to deliver these tales of sex, drugs, and nudity to a titillated public, their makers paraded their product in the socially redeeming value of educational lectures and reinforcement of morals through object lessons.
Police appeared at the theatre as the regular Sunday night show was ending and as persons planning to see the nudist picture were gathering outside.
To the extent that Sex Madness keeps its eye on a central narrative, it involves a small-town heroine Vivian McGill who won a beauty contest and came to New York in search of fame and fortune.