Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Behind Convent Walls (1978)

Director: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Ligia Branice, Howard Ross, Marina Pierro, Gabriella Giacobbe, Rodolfo Dal Pra, Loredana Martinez

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Walerian Borowczyk now exposes the secrets...

Plot: A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these unfortunate women that are applied to others. In doing so, they uncover a snake pit of sexual couplings, both lesbian and heterosexual, as well as many tools for masturbation. At the same time, a particularly disturbed inmate manages to poison herself and many of the other novitiates in yet another scandal which is covered up by church authorities.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Probably.

#28 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

Much like the Nazisploitation genre, Nunsploitation enjoyed a brief run throughout the 70s. I've seen a few and they can be enjoyable. Someday I'll make my way through them but probably not in one big chunk like when I tackled Nazisploitation earlier this year. Anyway, this one is one of the more polished and entertaining ones I've seen. It's a great looking picture with nice lighting and pretty quick pacing. I mean every scene moves and it's not dull for a moment. That's an accomplishment that most Nunsploitation flicks can't boast.

BEHIND is all about being naughty and sexy. Unlike others in the genre there isn't any violence. You get nuns fornicating with men, each other and, naturally, with themselves. One nun carves a dildo out of a piece of chopped wood that flew threw a window and landed near her feet. It was a sign from god, right? She has jesus's face painted on the end of it and she watches it with a small mirror while she masturbates.

I was really surprised at how entertaining and playful the entire film was as I usually don't expect much from this genre. It's got me curious about seeing more but that'll have to wait a while. Maybe in December. That seems appropriate, don't you think?

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