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The story of an avant-garde Brazilian legend
Author: Gonzalo Melendez (gonz30)
Sexy LUZ DEL FUEGO was one of the most controversial and outspoken stars Brazil has ever seen. Ahead of her time, she openly advocated and demonstrated for nudism in her famous “Todo mundo nu!” protests. Her attitudes were outrageous in a Catholic country under a right-wing military dictatorship. Maybe not surprisingly, in the last year or two of the dictatorship, this film was released to much fanfare. LUZ was portrayed by the TV superstar, actress and model, Lucelia Santos, who was the ‘heir apparent” to Sonia Braga who had just gone to Hollywood. The film is worthwhile for Lucelia Santos’ provocative performance of LUZ DEL FUEGO alone. Available in NTSC video.
A Woman Ahead of Time, Who Fought Against Prejudice of Conservative Society
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The old man and former senator João Gaspar (Walmor Chagas) tells his romance with Luz Del Fuego (Lucélia Santos) to his nurse, while traveling to the “Ilha do Sol” (“Island of the Sun”) in a boat. In the end of the forties, he meets the show-girl Luz del Fuego, who becomes his lover. Ahead of time, she shocks the conservative Catholic Brazilian society with her costumes of being naked most of the time, and when she moves to the “Ilha do Sol”, a property of her own, it became a nudism colony.