Meet Jackie (Wendy Crewson). She is 39, beautiful, single,
and a successful novelist... for the public. Having just
been publicly humiliated and suffering from writer's block,
it could only get better form here. That's when she meets
20 year old Patric - there's 19 years between them and the
whole world is watching. Their love affair leads to the
discovery of what really matters ...in love and in life.
"Charming, witty - the latest from one of Canada's
most prolific directors."
"Suddenly Naked is a low-budget production, which
was shot in just 23 days. That's lots of angles within each
day. My compliments to the director for a work well done
under breakneck conditions and having produced a work that
easily matches up with any large-scale Hollywood production
- it's so full of life and convinced me of it´s closeness."
|"Jackie York is a self-absorbed, sharped-tongued
novelist, who gets her kicks by sleeping with literary groupies
and smoking cartons of cigarettes. She is also one of the
most memorable characters to grace Canadian cinema in ages.
...Witty and smart, Suddenly Naked is one of Wheeler's best."
"Mrs. Robinson was the original cougar, but The Graduate
was told from the elated point of view of the younger man,
and we weren't privy to the older woman's emotional life.
That's where these films have a chance to explore something
new. Suddenly Naked does attempt to examine what might be
compelling about a younger man and, to its credit, it goes
beyond the cliché belief that it's a matter of sexual
The Toronto Star
"Women have given it [the film] really high marks
and the men have been mixed. And it seems that middle-aged
men in particular are not really enjoying it [laughs]. And
Ill let everybody else analyze what that means
but its almost amusing... I guess they dont
find the idea of older women and younger men a trend they
want to continue. They dont find that funny at all."
|Six Genie 2002 nominations - Best
Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original
Song ("Let You Go" and "Your Love" - Laura
Doyle), won for Best Editing - Lara Mazur.
Four Leo Awards 2002 - Best Feature Length Drama, Best
Direction in a Feature Length Drama, Best Picture Editing
in a Feature Length Drama and Best Musical Score in a Feature
Featured at Berlin, Toronto, Vancouver and Maui Film Festivals.