An original review of the 1984 British naturist classic “Educating Julie”
Does the Heritage Video Company, the organisation responsible for "Educating Julie" still exist? Is there A Possibility that it could be acquired by Disney or Dreamworks?
Back when I was still allowed to access YouTube, I watched this video. The video that I saw MAY not have been the unedited original. I did enjoy it.
It's very courageous to make a film on such subjects. Hats Off to the entire team.. Nice analytical review of the film..
I had this on VHS 20+ years ago. Yes, it's dated and looks cheesy, but everything was cheesy back then, particularly when edited on consumer analogue video equipment! I used this film to introduce a few friends to the concept of naturism back then. I'd love to see something like this made today.
I've watched a couple of copies on YouTube, not noticed anything obviously different from how I remember it... but it was a long time ago!
Thanks for revisiting Educating Julie. I think it would be awesome to find a director and a crew to make a modern version of this movie. I loved this movie and think it's a great way to educate more people to the joy of naturism.
Thank you for this review. I remember this film but never saw it, so I watched it on IA. The review is an accurate and fair view of naturism as it was at the time and I like Gail Ward's portrayal of Julie - she feels real, as do the naturists she meets. The boyfriend character (and Julie's fellow students) are caricatures firmly rooted in the early 80s. Another responder commented about remaking the film and I wonder if that would even be possible in today's authoritarian climate. The naivety of Julie, and therefore the film, reflects the naturism I knew then. The strip clubs Steve refers to would now have to encompass the altogether darker world of endemic pornography and the violently regressive attitudes of bigots who would deliberately corrupt for their own destructive purposes the beautiful innocence of the scenes that include children. But, I am a pessimist when it comes to believing naturism stands more than the tiniest chance of defeating the authoritarian bigots... but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
You can find Educating Julie in youtube
Thank you for this review. True, most of the people were not actors, but they were simply being themselves, which lent the movie genuineness.
And I remember that sometimes children's images were "censored", presumably at the request of their parents. I'm thinking of a scene of two children at the shore of a lake (one wearing a T-shirt); their heads are out of the frame. To me, that was better than blurring their heads.
And no, I didn't think the video was the film itself; after all, the video opened with a scene at the seashore whereas the film opened with a scene of driving to college. I thought the video showed some of her experiences at the resorts, and that the filmmakers were using the same lettering to be playful.