Oct 21, 2021

Amazon Hot Box (2018)

 

The WIP film continues in this modern example of the genre.  You know the deal: innocent girl put in prison, abused by queen bitch and sadistic warden, yada yada yada.

Cover Girl Models (1975)

 

Three models become involved in an espionage war between the Red Army and the CIA.  

Plank Face (2016)

 

It's the origin story no one asked for.  Imagine Batman Begins crossed with The Devil's Rejects and Clan of the Cave Bear.  You'll see what I mean.

Oct 20, 2021

Hot T-Shirts (1980)

 


From Chuck Vincent comes the overdone story of saving a failing business by having the female staff dress sexy. The Bikini Carwash Company (1992) didn't do it first, but it serves as the textbook template for the trope. This one has an extra dimension - the disco dimension, with tons of bad disco tracks and a Thank God It's Friday vibe.

Mind, Body & Soul (1992)

 


Ginger Lynn is taken on a date to a satanic human sacrifice.  The ritual is interrupted and now the cult members have it in for Ginger.

The Dead Want Women (2012)

 


A Full Moon flick about a silent film star and her male actor friends who take part in decadent sex acts in her dungeon. Years later, the 1920s actors still haunt the Hollywood mansion.

Tiffany (1985)

 


A Greek film about... well, not about much, other than naked ladies on a beach.  There's a random satanic sex cult thrown in for good measure, but otherwise - yeah, just naked girls on beaches.

Miss Adventures of Megaboob Manor (1987)

 

The Chamber of Trade awards five businessmen with a weekend in Scotland at Megaboob Manor.  They men are certainly happy, but the wives (once they learn of their destination) are none too thrilled.

The Doctor.. The Student (1976)

 


Another Gloria Guida sex comedy, so you know what to expect: Guida showing off her body while men act like Tex Avery wolves.

Oct 19, 2021

The Lumberjack (1973)

 

Okay, we've reached the end of the Don Trendall films. Swinging Sorority was really good and Swinging Ski Girls was damn near a masterpiece.  Let's close out his woefully small directorial filmography with Trendall's first film. As with his other films, it features much of the same cast.  (Also note that Happy You Could Join Us also has the same cast, but not clear if that's really a Trendall flick.)

Happy You Could Join Us (1975)

 

While nearly all these same actresses appeared in Swinging Sorority and Swinging Ski Girls - both Don Trendall films - I'm not so sure this is actually a Trendall jam. It is odd that these girls, who weren't in much else, would be together again in this film and not be connected to the same director, but it just doesn't have the Trendall magic, being more of your standard bump and grind porno.

Swinging Sorority (1975)

 

Since Swinging Ski Girls was so incredible, we're checking out the works of Don Trendall, of which sadly there are only a few.  This film contains basically the same cast and has the same vibe - just watching seventies youth go about their days; there's no plot, but a really good feel for the times.

Swinging Ski Girls (1975)

 


This is just fascinating to me. Don Trendall only directs three movies - this, Swinging Sorority Girls and The Lumberjack then vanishes.  The movies are just slices of life in the mid-seventies with the same cast. This is not technically a porno as there's no insertion, but it gets incredibly close. There is an artfulness and naturalness on display here that is hard to describe. When you've seen enough talentless zero-budget skin flicks, you begin to appreciate the ones (few and far between) which demonstrate a skillfulness and style.  Simply put, this is a brilliant piece of cinema sleaze.

C.B. Hustlers (1976)

 


I was a kid during the CB craze of the mid-seventies, and can attest that that it was every bit as insane as you can imagine.  We had CB themed movies, LPs, lunchboxes, coloring books, TV episodes, and a whole lingo that you had to be familiar with to be cool.  There was a lust for lowbrow in the seventies, and perhaps nothing epitomized it more than the CB.  So, it was only natural for an exploitation movie to capitalize on the fad.

Body of Influence 2 (1996)

 


Sequel to the 1993 Shannon Whirry film Body of Influence. All the usual erotic thriller tropes are here: the dangerous dame, private detective, simulated sex scenes to bad music, etc. 

Becky and Candy's Spring Break Adventure 95 (1995)

 

A super cheap flick that I believe was originally a Pay Per View, then released on VHS.  Two girls go to Daytona Beach for Spring Break.  They frolic in their hotel room then hit the wet t-shirt contests.

Betty Danger: Vice Cop (2020)

 


Charles Band pulled a fast-one on us with this film.  It has a fun title, but it's really just a cut-and-paste from several films, with all the good parts edited out. 

Let's Make a Dirty Movie (1976)

 

(Original Title: Attention les yeux!) A French film about a director who wants to make a classy film based on a literary work... but in order to afford that endeavor, he must make a low budget porno.

Oct 17, 2021

Ballet of Blood (2015)

 

From Jared Masters who gave us the sleazy-as-hell Slink (2013) and the lame-as-hell Deadly Punkettes (2014); a bullied girl enacts revenge on her ballet class.

Sexual Roulette (1997)

 

An erotic thriller with Indecent Proposal influences starring two of the biggest names in nineties late night cable erotica: Tane McClure and Gabriella Hall.

Videoverse (2021)

 


A Charles Band Full Moon Pictures joint also released as "Cassex: The Temptation of Doreen Dukes". A couple finds old VHS tapes which take them into the 1980s, into the Cassex dimension.

Oct 16, 2021

The Frenchman's Garden (1978)

 

Based on the true crime story known as ¨The Frenchman's Garden Murders¨ which consisted of 6 murders perpetrated in the town of Peñaflor, a Province of Seville in the early 1900s.

The Ambitious Lover (1982)

 

(Original Title: I Eromeni) A Greek melodrama about a love triangle between a pop star, sculptor and creep.

Canvas of Blood (1997)

 


A violinist loses function of her hand.  When the court system betrays her, the violinist's father takes justice into his own hands.

Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)

 

(Original Title: Vices prives, vertus publiques) Based on the "Mayerling affair," where the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Rudolph and his mistress, the Baroness Maria Vetsera, committed suicide at the family hunting lodge, Mayerling, because they were not allowed to marry. Although it is also thought that the lovers were assassinated by his father, Emperor Franz Josef.  If this sounds like a dry historical piece, don't be fooled.  It's really just an excuse to film a long orgy.

Oct 14, 2021

Bikini Hotel (1997)

 

Which movie genre had a set of rules and tropes which filmmakers followed the most diligently?   Most people would say the slasher film; more knowledgeable exploitation fans would say the WIP film or the 90s Erotic Thriller.  But I'd say the Bikini Movie.  It's absolutely startling how many of these there were in the 90s that I didn't know about, and how cookie-cutter they were. 

Le Seminariste (1976)

 

An extremely horny Italian sex comedy.  A bunch of badly behaving youths are sent to seminary school to get back on the path of righteousness.  Randiness and sexual tomfoolery ensue.

Secuestro (1976)

 


There were a number of films inspired by the Patty Hearst story; we've covered Tanya (1976), and here is the Paul Naschy submission.  

The Will of Ebenezer Grimsdyke (1989)

 

A British straight-to-video production about the distribution of an inheritance to various couples who've been spied upon being naughty.

A Very Special Hostess (1979)

 

(Original Title: Une hôtesse très spéciale) An extremely strong-willed and horny French girl turns the tables on rapists and enjoys the accoutrements of a porn studio.

La Portiera Nuda (1976)

 

(Translation: The Naked Doorwoman) A girl comes to Rome and works as a lowly doorwoman for an apartment building.  The motley group of eccentric tennants spend the entirety of the film sexually assaulting her.

Oct 8, 2021

The Keyhole (1974)

 

(Original Title: Nøglehullet) A guy is given the assignment to make a believable porno.  So, he researches some real-life sexual shenanigans only to have the producers reject his script for being too outlandish.

Freedom to Love (1969)

 


(Original Title: Freiheit für die Liebe) A sex documentary which pretends to take a scientific approach to analyzing the sexual revolution.

The Cult (1971)

 


One of the many Manson murder films; there easily could be a whole genre of Mansonsploitation.  This one was considered lost until a German copy turned up not so long ago.  Supposedly Quentin Tarantino owns a 35mm print of the English version - so, not sure why he isn't sharing. 

Percy (1971)

 

Featuring a soundtrack by the Kinks (with an instrumental "Lola" played throughout), the film is about a victim of an accident who gets his penis replaced.  The mysterious donor turns out to be doinking women all over town under various pseudonyms.   While Edwin tries to find the story behind his penis donor, his conniving ex-wife tries to get celebrity status by reuniting with him on TV.

Les Enjambées (1974)

 


An odd sex romp from France about a rich couple whose romance has grown stale. The wife tries various means to find satisfaction, but is met with nothing but frustration.

Agent 69 (1970)

 


A cheap skin flick with precious little spy action going on, saved by Sue Peters, who was amazing, and surprisingly in only in a handful of films.  Also featuring an appearance by Jane Tsentas.

Sexy Urban Legends: Play of the Day (2002)

 

Season 2 Episode 7 of Sexy Urban Legends: The two tales are "Cupid's Retreat" and "Cybersex"

Sexy Urban Legends: Caught with Their Pants Down (2001)

 

Season 1 Episode 3 of Sexy Urban Legends: The two tales are "Rehearsal Dinner" and "Birthday Sex"

Sexy Urban Legends: Good Guys and Bad Guys (2001)

 

Season 1 Episode 8 of Sexy Urban Legends: The two tales are "Super Hero Hijinx" and "The Hook"

Sexy Urban Legends: Spectator Sports (2001)

 

Season 1 Episode 4 of Sexy Urban Legends: The two tales are "The Nude Housewife" and "No Smoking"

Sexy Urban Legends: Caught on Tape (2001)

 

Season 1 Episode 4 of Sexy Urban Legends: The three tales are "Home Movies", "Slam Dunk" and "Stormy Weather"

Sep 30, 2021

Sexy Urban Legends: Masked Marauders (2001)

 

Season 1 Episode 2 of Sexy Urban Legends: The two tales are "Halloween Party" and "Cybersex"

Sexy Urban Legends: Things That Go Bump in the Night (2002)

 

Season 2 Episode 1 of Sexy Urban Legends. The two tales are "Vanishing Hitchhiker" and "Dirty Deeds" 

Nerone (1977)

 


An absolutely insane telling of the Emperor Nero story, complete with disco tunes and gratuitous nudity. 

Bloodlust Zombies (2011)

 


A zombie movie.  The opening scene in the Dawn of the Dead remake will remain as one of the best (IMHO the best) moments in zombie movie history. It captures the horror of that moment when the world turns better than anything I've ever seen.  Suffice it to say, this ain't that film. It's just another B-movie about zombies, told with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

Devilish Education (1995)

 

(Original Title: Der Teufel und die Jungfrau - The Devil and the Virgin) A short German film about a virginal maiden seduced by the devil.

Sep 28, 2021

Lullaby of Bareland (1964)

 


A nudie cutie in two acts.  A husband and wife go off on their own adventures one Saturday.  Each thinks the other is doing something boring like playing bridge.  In actuality, the husband goes to a strip club and the wife goes to a nudist camp.

Secret Needs (2001)

 


As far as these dime-a-dozen straight-to-DVD or late-night-cable flicks go, this is one of the more erotic examples of the genre. 

Illusions of Sin (1997)

 

Elizabeth is a much abused understudy who has the added annoyance of being stalked by a madman.