Produced in Copenhagen in 1965, Peep Show provides us with a nightmare tour of the young sixties, through the secret history of the Kennedy administration, the rising traffic in illegal narcotics, and why Frank Sinatra made some bizarre career choices thanks to the mob. Williams was a true bottom-of-the-barrel director pushed even lower by his Communist leanings. He drifted around the Continent making cheapo features and even the occasional nudie reeler Peep Show holds a significant place in cinematic history for a number of reasons. The film tackled a multitude of subjects that did not come into vogue until the 70's. Nearly a decade before Coppola and Scorsese, Peep Show offers an unrelentingly grim and realistic portrait of organized crime, undoubtedly influenced by Mr. Williams' personal experiences as a onetime "gofer" to Johnny Rosselli and other mobsters in Los Angeles.
Released less than two years after the assassination of JFK, Peep Show was also the first film to explore the dark side of Camelot. Besides tracing the tangled web of theories that may have led to the assassination, Peep Show gives a blistering account of the fixing of the 1960 election and the unholy alliance between Joe Kennedy and La Cosa Nostra.