Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wet & Rope (1979)

Director: Koyu Ohara

Starring: Yuko Akane, Yutaka Hayashi, Yuki Nohira, Miyako Yamaguchi

More info: IMDb

Plot: After being brutally raped,Mikki attempts to commit suicide.A friendly priest talks her out of it and she decides to become a nun.Once inside the convent,she becomes again a victim of sexual abuse.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

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

It's only 69 minutes long but I couldn't wait for it to be over halfway through.  It hits some of the beats you'd expect in a Nunsploitation flick but it's executed so drably.  There's a fair share of nudity and sin...

The opening is harsh.  This poor girl gets raped by a couple of thieves shortly after being married and her husband drops her like a hot turd.  I hate people sometimes.

After he accepts his asshole of the year award she runs away to commit suicide but a priest stops her before she leaps off the cliff.  Naturally the thing to do is become a nun.  There she experiences a few things about the ways of worshipping god.

Judging by the title you'd think this would be more salacious than it is. Hell, the title means nothing once you've watched the film which is strange.  Is rope supposed to mean dick and wet is the state the nuns are in before they receive the dick?  I'm confused.


The priest that saved our suicide wannabe?  He and the Mother Superior are running the convent as a sort of brothel.  They sell tickets to wealthy horn dogs who want to fuck nuns and Mikki, forced to dress in a sheep costume, is sold to the highest bidder.  The sexual abuse doesn't stop for this poor girl.  How depressing.

W&R has some nice elements (I particularly liked the grim ending) and the prostitution angle is one that hasn't been touched on previously in the genre so they get points for that.  But there's something missing that makes this enjoyable.  Maybe a better score would have done it or maybe it's the static camera.  How about some crazy angles and zooms the Japanese were fond of using in the Pinky Violence movies of that decade.  Beats me.  It's only 69 minutes but it feels much longer than that despite the exploitation elements and that's what will probably keep me from coming back.

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