Perhaps director Fuller's most disturbing work (in a career filled with disturbing portraits of humanity), THE NAKED KISS details prostitute Towers' vain attempt at leaving her life of sin to enter mainstream society--a society that proves to be more depraved than the world she has fled.
The film opens with a sequence in which Towers is embroiled in a violent fight with her pimp. During the battle the pimp tries to demoralize Towers by pulling off her wig and revealing her bald head which he had shaved (a shocking image that Fuller had used before in VERBOTEN! in 1958). Outraged
at yet another savage violation, Towers kills her pimp and leaves town. Seeking to refo...