After the bleak black-and-white kitchen sink films (Look Back in Anger, Room at the Top, Billy Liar, A Taste of Honey, A Kind of Loving, This Sporting Life) that were released in Britain during the late 1950s and early ’60s, came a new wave of absurd comedies such as French Dressing (1964), Help! (1965), The Knack ... And How to Get It (1965), Bedazzled (1967), The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968), and The Magic Christian (1969). The latter features Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, John Cleese, Christopher Lee, Laurence Harvey, Roman Polanski, Richard Attenborough, and Wilfrid Hyde-White in a series of oddball scenes that satirize greed. If that’s not entertaining enough the farce includes uncredited cameos by Graham Chapman, Michael Aspel, and Yul Brynner as a transvestite cabaret singer! While all of these men are funny in their roles, none can compare to the one and only Raquel Welch. As the Priestess of the Whip, you can guess she’s dressed in an itsy bitsy teeny weeny leather bikini. In fact, the sexy dominatrix will fulfill anyone’s BDSM fantasies as she walks hard and carries a big whip! Breast of all, the busty babe commands a force of topless women rowing in the bowels of a ship. Now, that’s what we call The Love Boat! Among the ravishing rowers following Raquel’s orders is Carmel Stratton. The petite blonde dons panties and nothing else. It’s just another reason to get on your knees and give thanks for The Magic Christian. Can we get an Amen?