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August 6, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Guardians of the Galaxy may be setting records as the biggest blockbuster ever to debut in August, but it ranks third on the New York Times‘s “Times Pulse,” which “calculates the most popular movies among NYTimes.com readers, based on the cumulative number of reviews read, movies’ details pages viewed and trailers accessed.” In second place is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which has received some of the most exuberant reviews of the year. But in first place is Live Nude Girls. Never heard of it? You’d probably be in good company. The 1995 unrated film, produced, directed, written, and starring mostly women, grossed a total of $23,808, according to BoxOfficeMojo. So how did it wind up as “the most popular movie” among Times readers? We put that question in an email to the newspaper’s editorial staff but have not yet received a reply.

NOTE: On February 6, 2017, we received this message from actor Mike Hatton:

“The film that topped that list was actually 2014’s Live Nude Girls starring Mike Hatton, Dave Foley, Bree Olson, and Andy Dick. … It just happens to have the same title as the 1995 Dana Delaney film. We are very proud of this accomplishment and it would mean a lot to have this rectified!”