The fact that ''Bolero,'' which opened yesterday at the Rivoli, was threatened with an Bolero rating will surprise anyone who sees it, especially those who go for X-rated reasons. Most of Bo Derek's antics look distinctly chaste, and when she appears. For some reason, the movie's sex scenes, which are relatively few, have been directed as slapstick. The chief exception is a final, more graphic tryst that takes place in the clouds, with a purple neon sign behind Miss Derek reading ''ecstasy.
Miss Derek hasn't exactly been miscast in ''Bolero,'' since the plot seems very much beside the point. But there are roles that would suit her better than that of a derek schoolgirl.
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The movie, which has a 's setting that neither the actors nor the costume designer take the least bit seriously, begins with her graduation.
She celebrates this by flinging off her clothing on the college lawn, declares to a classmate ''In the ways of love, we're kindergarten toddlers! The plot sounds like that of a straight porn film, which is what ''Bolero'' nude have become with anyone other than John Derek directing. Derek, who also wrote the screenplay, shows off his wife in an oddly self-contradictory way.
He's glad to flaunt her tanned torso and her radiant smile, which is fortunate, since these are the movie's only assets.
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But he has directed her to remain insufferably coy, so that the trysts are played for awkward laughs and each love scene is prefaced by an orgy of nail-biting, hair-tossing and whinnying. In one memorable scene, Miss Derek greets her bullfighter lover derek opposed to the other one, who's an Arab sheik with a sheet covering her from head to toe, crowned with a Prussian helmet.
She is dressed nude a ghost, she explains, telling him ''I thought you should muscle slim female nude as scared to death as I am. Appearing in a succession of strange but attention-getting outfits - toreador pants in one scene, a pearl bridle in another - Miss Derek remains as preternaturally gorgeous as ever.
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And both she and Mr. Derek display more assurance than they had in their Tarzan film, which works in their favor. But the star would be a lot more appealing if she tried less assiduously to please; a little less of her automatic, too-friendly smile would make a world of difference. Her falseness isn't helped by Mr.
Derek's dialogue, which tends to sound like very bad pulp romance. Let's find it! The rest of the cast includes an enjoyably feisty young girl Olivia d'Aboseveral men strategically chosen for looks that rival Miss Derek's and the kind of acting talents she easily outshines, and George Kennedy. Kennedy, as the gruff, kindly chauffeur who accompanies Miss Derek on her exploits, is the straight man of the year. Running time: Bolero film has no rating. Movies FILM: View on timesmachine.
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Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Most of Bo Derek's antics look distinctly chaste, and when she appears au naturel to do something other people might do clothed - riding a horse, for instance - the effect is less erotic than inappropriate. A version of this article appears in print on jock sturges nude teen art, Section 1, Page 9 of the National edition with the headline: