Are the recent Paula Marshall nude scenes in Californication digitally altered, as suggested by yesterday's mailbox?

Here they are in HDTV (720p) captures. Judge for yourself.




* Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

* White asterisk: expanded format.

* Blue asterisk: not mine.

No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Women Behind Bars



Women Behind Bars is a Jess Franco "women in prison" film starring Lina Romay and Martine Stedil, with Jess himself playing a major role. Given the number of Franco fans, a very tiny number of IMDb votes speaks to the long-standing unavailability of this Eurosleaze classic. That will be solved August 28th, when Blue Underground releases a remastered version that sports a great transfer of the English language version, and includes the original French trailer as well as a new interview with Franco.

The film starts with a diamond theft in which the gang leader shoots the others, then returns to a bar owned by him and Romay. She then shoots him and turns herself in, claiming that he was cheating, and it was an act of passion. She is sentenced to a special prison to serve her two years. An insurance investigator, sure that the new inmate must knew where the diamonds are, travels there to talk with her. Meanwhile, the prison warden also thinks his new prisoner knows the whereabouts of the jewels, so he asks his inmate lover (Martine Stedil) to get close to Romay. Of course, there is more going on.

In a new interview conducted specifically for this release, Jess Franco says that he likes this film very much, because of a simple plot which is easy to understand. That's true enough, but is not a significant drawing card for fans of WIP films. Sadly, Women Behind Bars is lacking in some of the genre expectations, and isn't, for the most part, especially nasty, sensational, or exciting.

It does feature Linay Romay in her prime, and both Romay and Martine Stedil do extended full frontal and rear nudity, some of it in great light. There are two scenes of torture, a girl/girl scene, and sex between the corrupt warden and a prisoner. On the other hand, the film is missing other genre staples such as a shower scene and a good cat fight.

It's of interest mainly to Jess Franco fans because it's barely satisfactory for those craving WIP action, and generally unappealing to those interested in nether the director nor the genre.

Your basic C- on our scale.

IMDb readers say 4.2




Lina Romay



Martine Stedil









Reno 911: Miami

There is nothing like a topless "Babe at the Beach," so sit back and enjoy Irina Voronina in "Reno 911!: Miami." Every beach should have a girl like this.








Notes and collages

Fright Night

This 1985 vampire film is just as good today as it was 22 years ago; well worth seeing.

Here's Amanda Bearse, who would go on to fame by playing Marcy D'Arcy for eleven years on Married With Children.








"Latin Lover"

More from the erotic Peruvian soap opera about the TV industry.

Here is an overview of the story:

A climax of uncertainty echoes through the studio set of Latin Lover. Rafael Carballo, the handsome director of the telenovela is struggling with the casting of the leading lady. He is obsessed with finding his perfect "Azucena" which is creating a great deal of tension amongst the executives of Canal Internacional, the network who is producing the novela, especially since they have already begun to shoot it. This situation is being fully taken advantage of by Renata and Valeria, two beautiful actresses, both determined to get the role, at any cost. What no one suspects is that Claudia, the humble and sensual niece of the cooking lady who prepares the lunches for the production cast & crew, is about to become the heroine of the novel, despite her wanting nothing to do with acting or with Rafael. Meanwhile, Claudia is in love with Omar, an attractive mechanic, who turns jealous and possessive, and tries to stall her career, which prompts her to leave him.

Rafael is completely taken with Claudia, and proves to be a driven and successful professional, but always manages to get himself into compromising positions due to his weakness for women. His penchant for passion creates various erotic as well as problematic situations with not only the actresses he directs, but with Viviana, his long time girlfriend.

Viviana is the beautiful and elegant daughter of Samuel Ventura, owner of the television network that produces "Latin Lover," and she is hopelessly in love with and devoted to Rafael. Once a twist of fate reveals Rafael's infidelities, she leaves him and resigns from her post at the network.

Rafael is devastated at the loss and resigns himself to seeking out Viviana's forgiveness, but despite odds and against her initial rejections, he winds up becoming involved with Claudia.

Samuel Ventura, Viviana's father, and the wealthy owner of the television network, is married to Mariana, with whom he has a stagnant and unhappy relationship with. This turns out to be quite advantageous to his lover, Barbara, however.

Barbara Mongrut is the complete femme fatale. She has made sex her personal and favored manipulation tool, and she has it down to a calculated science. Her ultimate goal is to take over Samuel's post as head of the network. Enemies and meddlers beware. Barbara is the schemer behind all of Samuel's downfalls, although she lives with the constant frustration of knowing that he doesn't love her.

Things get complicated between Samuel and Barbara when Samuel drops her for Debora, a young starlet. Debora, the young and manipulative daughter of the volatile stage mother Jakeline, goes to all lengths to convince Samuel to cast her into the telenovela, only to seduce him to the point of love! Debora in turn, is amazed by the show of affection from older, wealthy Samuel, but is distracted by Fabian, a young stuntman who rose to actor. She finds herself in a heated love affair
with Fabian, but her double life catches up only to leave her exposed and abandoned.

A final note: Paola Aravena is a stage name, and the actress also goes by her real name, Paola Martínez Díaz, I did the caps with the Aravena last name, but if you want to search more of her go with her real name.


Liliana Mas


Malu Costa





Natalia Villaveces


Paola Aravena


Silvia Caballero


Andrea Montenegro



Cecilia Brozovich


Janet Murazzi



Liliana Jenichen












¿Quién puede juzgar a 10 chicas, casi adolescentes, del Este de Europa que quieren buscar un futuro mejor en Bélgica? Nadie, incluso aunque sea aceptando un contrato muy sospechoso de unos hombres que les ofrecen una vida de glamour como bailarinas de una compañía, incluso aunque les adviertan de que esos hombres lo que pretenden en realidad es prostituirlas. Sólo quieren una vida mejor, aunque puede que el viaje que inician vaya directo a un infierno del que no podrán escapar.

Esto es Matrioshki, la cruda, terrible, pero realista historia de un puñado de chicas arrancadas de sus hogares con mentiras y condenadas a ser esclavas sexuales por una despiadada banda de delincuentes que no tienen el menor problema por traficar con mujeres, obligarlas a prostituirse e, incluso, matarlas. A lo largo de los 10 episodios de Matrioshki, acompañaremos a estas jóvenes en su viaje hacia el infierno.


Ten Eastern European girls, barely past adolescence, take a chance on a better future in Belgium, even though it involves being bound by a very suspicious contract to men who offer a glamorous life as dancers, but intend to force them into prostitution.

This is Matrioshki, the crude and horrifying but realistic history of a handful of girls uprooted from their homes with lies and turned into sex slaves by ruthless criminals who would not hesitate to kill them. Throughout the 10 episodes of Matrioshki, we will accompany these young people on their trip towards a hell from which they may not be able to escape.



Capítulo 6 / Chapter 6


Eugenia Hirivskaya


Mila Lipner



Svetlana Vladimirovna









A film clip of Kate Dickie in Red Road, (Sample to the right.)






A film clip of Patsy Kensit in a very noisy sex scene in Timebomb. (Sample to right.) Never seen it. It's never been on a Region1 DVD. It was issued on a Region 2 DVD, but that is out of print and used copies are currently selling for fifty bucks. I would watch it the film if it fell in my lap, but I don't really have fifty bucks worth of want-to.
A film clip of Amanda Seyfried in Big Love. (Minimal nudity. Sample to right.)
Three film clips of Ludivine Sagnier in Une aventure. Charlie's caps from the film are seen to the right. Ludivine didn't age quite as well as we all hoped, but she's still stacked.
Here's Ludivine way back in 1999 in "la banquise," a French TV film. French TV must have improved since my time there in the eighties, when it consisted mainly of talk shows produced with one stationary camera, introduced by the theme music from "A Man and a Woman,"  and featuring a bunch of frowning chain smokers. Every once in a while they would cut loose and go nuts ... and bring in a guest without a beret!
Tiffany Richards forgets her bikini bottom in The Surfer King.
Two more pics of Jennifer Aniston that day she was learning to surf. There's no nudity, exactly, but unless I miss my guess, you are really gonna like these.
A VHS capture of Michelle Pfeiffer in Into the Night. Why bother? Because the DVD, although nicely done, is a widescreen one and does not show the whole magilla. In terms of nudity, the only difference between the two versions occurs in the very first part of the clip which shows her entire butt as she stands at the sink. And a very nice butt it is!






The Comedy Wire

Comments in yellow...

Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who allegedly drove from Texas to Florida in diapers to pepper spray and kidnap a love rival, faced her victim in a hearing in Orlando Friday and apologized.  Her lawyer is trying to get evidence against her thrown out, including her confession and a steel mallet and knife found in her  car.  Nowak also asked to have her electronic monitoring bracelet removed, saying it hurts her ankle, makes it hard to tie her boot, and has cost her $3,000 to change the batteries twice a day.  An assistant D.A. said if money is an issue, "You're paying a media consultant.  Fire the consultant."

*  But the consultant is doing such a great job in giving her a positive media image!

*  He also suggested she buy the generic house brand disposable diapers instead of Huggies.

In Touch magazine reports that Lindsay Lohan's 13-year-old sister Ali was involved in a car crash Friday night after she allegedly sneaked out of the family house to go out with a 16-year-old boy who had a learner's permit and had taken his mom's car without permission.  Ali was unharmed.

*  And she managed to hijack a car and get home before her mom noticed she was gone. 

*  As punishment, Ali was grounded for 35 minutes.