ICC #16 – The Sexy Sexy Sinema of Radley Metzger
Justin and Will take a deep dive into after-hours cinema with a watch of Radley Metzger’s Camille 2000 and the GREATEST PORN FILM OF ALL TIME (so they hear). They discuss the genre as a whole, why it hasn’t had a cross over hit in decades and promise to share some steamy secrets that have been never seen the light of day. Close the curtains, make sure you’re alone, and prepare yourself for something ‘special’*
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In an adult erotic take-off of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion (and its derivative My Fair Lady), the film is about a sexologist who tries transforming a low-skilled prostitute into a goddess of passion. While he tries to prepare her to seduce a gay male artist (Casey Donovan), it is he for whom she develops feelings. In this film, Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion) is replaced by Dr. Seymour Love, the sexologist, played by Jamie Gillis. Eliza Doolittle (of Pygmalion) becomes Dolores “Misty” Beethoven, who is played by Constance Money, and Colonel Pickering becomes Geraldine Rich, played by Jacqueline Beudant. During the film, Misty achieves “elevation” better than Love and Rich had hoped and then cuts them off, as in George Bernard Shaw’s play. However, this film then sees Misty return, take over for Dr. Love, and run the “school”. Dr. Love is present but in a very subservient position. It is clearly Misty who is in charge by this time.
A drug-addicted 19th-century courtesan (Danièle Gaubert) lives off noblemen but loves a commoner (Nino Castelnuovo).