A Poem Is A Naked Person is a montage of wonderfully weird captured moments that encapsulate the excitable energy of acclaimed country music legend Leon Russell and his friends in Oklahoma. The film was co-produced by Russell himself with his then business partner Denny Cordell and shot by Les Blank in the early seventies and follows the musician and his peers over the course of two years.

Although the documentary mainly focuses on the musical talents and musings of Russell, we also watch his peers getting down to their own creative vices. There's a great scene where we see the painter Jim Franklin designing a large psychedelic mural full of beautiful planets and sea creatures inside an empty swimming pool that ended up becoming the background image for the film poster.

The potentially seedy backstage presence of obviously underage girls and uncomfortable visual images including a python swallowing a whole chick and a man munching into a wine glass are mostly muted by the clusters of joyful moments that make us wish we were part of all the fun.