I've just read what ICMS wrote about
the movie Performance. I happen to remember an entry in Mart
Maltin's "The Voyeur's Guide to Women in the Movies" (Chicago,
1994), which has the title "Did they? Boy! Did They?":« Mick Jagger
really does fuck Anita Pallenberg and Michele Breton on screen on
the film "Performance" ('70). According to a recent bio of Jagger,
the scenes were toned down (or cut out of) the theatrical release,
but surfaced later and were shown at a pornographic festival film in
Amsterdam. Is there any reliable information about this info?
Some parts of that claim seem to
be clearly false, like the Amsterdam festival, but I wouldn't be
surprised if it happened. It's not like Anita was shy around the
Rolling Stones. She had been with Brian Jones, was Keef's lover
during the shoot, and became Jagger's lover afterwards. She was also
carrying on with Donald Cammell, who co-directed the film. Girl got
"So, how real were those sex
scenes? Pallenberg now admits that they went beyond the call of
duty. But I put it down to method acting. At one point she spent a
whole week in bed with both Jagger and Breton: There was a camera
under the sheets. It was like a porno shoot. Cammell and Roeg
flanked the happy trio with a 16mm wind-up Bolex, and Roeg has said
that even today he can see Cammell's smiling face emerging from
beneath the bed linen asking: "How was it for you?" Some of the
footage was so explicit, however, that the film processing lab
called to say that it flouted the obscenity laws and they were
legally obliged to destroy it, which they did, with hammer and
On the other hand:
David Cammell, brother of the
director, refutes the rumors that the sex was real. "There was
nudity and we did have a problem getting it processed, but there
wasn’t actual, physical sex," he says.
According to producer Sandy
Lieberson, who owns the outtakes, Jagger's not actually in any
orifices, but "he's up and ready." Of course, Lieberson only has the
footage which was developed, so there may have been real sex in the
portion that was destroyed! Nonetheless, this certainly refutes the
Amsterdam story. If there was real fuckin' goin' on, that footage no
longer exists. At any rate, let's hope Lieberson can cut a deal to
get those outtakes on a special edition DVD!
Chained Heat II (1993):
As time goes on I find the concept of sequels to be
more and more confusing. At one time, a sequel meant that the second
film told more about the same characters. Rocky 2 told more about
Rocky in the period after Rocky 1. Sometimes the follow-up indicates a
prequel rather than a sequel (Batman Begins), or maybe a bit of both
(Godfather, Part II), but the basic idea should be to relate more
about the same characters. I generally don't mind this kind of sequel.
Sometimes, as in Godfather 2 or The Empire Strikes Back, or Aliens, or
Goldfinger, the sequels are almost as good as or even better than the
originals. Even when this type of sequel is vastly inferior to the
progenitor, I still don't view the later pictures as rip-offs, but
There has also been a second kind of sequel which
lives kind of a parallel existence: the kind where the second and
subsequent movies are not additional adventures of the same
characters, but are essentially the same damned movie over again with
a different cast, like those sequels to Wild Things. I find this type
of sequel to be extremely irritating. Chained Heat II is such a
sequel. It stars different people, but it is fundamentally the same
movie as Chained Heat, which in turn is fundamentally the same movie
as every other "women in prison" flick. The formula is as follows: an
innocent woman is framed or railroaded into prison, where she
encounters sadistic lesbians and/or corrupt authorities. The matrons
and warden make the inmates get naked for inspections and work
details. The inmates also take frequent showers. The prison
authorities are also using the women to generate income, always
through illegal activities, usually through white slavery or
prostitution. The innocent girl struggles to escape.
This one comes from the assembly line of Lloyd
Simandl, who has churned out an array of "B" genre movies in
Czechoslovakia with cookie-cutter scripts, using inexpensive Czech
labor and locations. The Czech Republic has plenty of atmospheric
shooting locations: cobblestone medieval streets, glorious palaces,
closed factories and prisons, moribund towns, and so forth. The Czechs
also have the technical expertise to deliver a product which looks
very similar in quality to anything in Western Europe, so Simandl
found himself in a great position - doing business in a country filled
with low costs, pretty girls, and Western technical standards. Most of
his movies include a handful of American and Canadian performers (or
others who speak English fluently), and they deliver the bulk of the
lines, while the Czech actors take small roles or hang out in the
background as extras. In this case, as guards, prisoners, thugs, and
others not required to speak much or at all.
This movie looks excellent. It's on good film stock,
is properly lighted, and is directed with competence, if not flair. If
you choose a few moments at random and leave the sound off, you might
swear it was an A-level Hollywood movie. It has no pizzazz and not a
lot of energy, but it has the usual serviceable plot, some
over-the-top sexual shenanigans, and lots of nudity.
The only cheat for you "guilty pleasure seekers" is
that most of the nudity is provided by the Czechs, as minor characters
and extras. They're all attractive, but basically anonymous. There are
various unnamed prisoners providing breasts and buns in group scenes,
plus Petra Susser (topless in many scenes and a brief frontal) and
Lucie Benesova (the full monty in a shower scene). Among the
international stars, one (Kari Whitman) shows no flesh at all, and
another (Brigitte Nielsen) delivers nothing but some areola. That
leaves Kimberly Kates to deliver the only nudity from an actress
familiar in North America. Kates does supply full-frontal exposure in
the shower, and later shows her breasts in another nicely lighted
I would recommend it as a guilty pleasure if all the
nudity had come from women familiar to us. As it stands, it's not
recommended, but is a reasonably competent WIP film, if that's your
Fox News Pushing "Criminalization of Politics" Talking Point
- " ... every single television reference to the CIA leak
scandal as the “criminalization of politics” in the last 30
days has been on Fox. Even more stunning: on every occasion,
the phrase was introduced into the segment by a Fox News
anchor or correspondent, never by a guest."
- Oh, those fair and balanced rapscallions!
USA issues "Monroe Doictrine" for the internet
"Microsoft Calls for National Privacy Law"
"Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement ... Mug shot treasure trove
found in Alabama sheriff's storage room "
WB Signs David Ayer to Direct a Remake of "The Wild Bunch"
- This doesn't seem to have anything in common with The Wild
Bunch except the title. Ayer's update is described as a
thriller involving heists, drug cartels and the CIA, set in
No special link here. I just happened to look at the baseball
players' cumulative stats at the end of this year, and I just
thought I'd remind the skeptics about a point I made long ago:
Albert Pujols IS Joe Dimaggio, at least at the plate. The
following table shows the first five seasons for both players.
You'll have to guess which is which.
- The comparison is completely apples-to-apples. Both were
regulars at the beginning of their rookie years, each was 21
when he appeared in his first game (DiMaggio a couple of
months older.) Both are right-handed.
- What about size? You may think of Pujols as being a much
larger man, but he is much slimmer than you think, and
DiMaggio is much bigger than you think. Pujols is 6'3" 210,
DiMaggio 6'2" 193. I haven't done the math, but I guess that
DiMaggio was actually the larger man in proportion to his
- The comparison will last only one more year, after which
Pujols will pull far ahead. DiMaggio's sixth year was his
legendary 1941 campaign, and Pujols will struggle to match
that one, but DiMaggio fell off significantly in 1942, then
lost three years to the war, and two more to finding his lost
stroke. He would not return to his old form again until 1948.
Overall, his first six years are six of his best eight. His
candle burnt out rapidly. But how he once did shine.
- The Info Solutions career projection model predicts that
Pujols will finish with nearly 1000 doubles and 830 homers,
just shy of 4000 hits! Those are some serious numbers.
Penelope Cruz and Danny DeVito - together at last!. Say,
doesn't she always fall in love with her co-stars? This one may
Schneider still in show business. And now he's going to
direct. YeSSSSSSSSS! Luckily for us, his time behind the lens
will not keep him from starring in the film as well!
Ashlee Simpson continues her quest to be the most ridiculed
celebrity with some drunken cavorting at a McDonald's (She's
really taking the pressure off Affleck. Or maybe putting it on,
if he actually wants to be the "Most Ridiculed.")
Bobby Brown sings The Monster Mash with Iron Mike Tyson (You
can go directly to that clip from the "Now Playing" menu.)
Mr. T: "I pity the fool who has to ask me if I still pity the
clips and a webisode from Get Rich or Die Tryin', Fitty's
new film, directed by Jim Sheridan.
Here's the trailer for 'The Break-Up', a romantic comedy
with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.
Lies Denies He Confronted Security
Colin Farrell, Scarlett Johansson to revive Borgia dynasty on
screen. Scarlett will play Lucrezia Borgia, and Colin will
play some rowdy sex-crazed guy with an Irish accent. He's now
preparing for the role. It will be directed by the guy who did
The Crying Game.
Stephen Colbert interviews Bradley Whitford. "The West Wing
star and Hollywood resident discusses whether he misses living
in America." (This is a pretty funny interview)
Colbert Report: Shhhh!... "If you can't say something nice
about the horrors of war, then shhhh!"
The Daily Show's Rob Corddry reports on the Avian Flu health
The Daily Show:
The White House has been plagued with bad news so... it's
"Seinfeld's 'Soup Nazi' Opens New Store" (42nd street near
5th avenue - must be some serious bucks in soup.)
"Presidential candidate says he will give a cow to every Sri
Lankan home if elected " Man, that John Kerry will stop at
nothing with that Heinz fortune.
Letterman's Top Ten Ways CBS News Can Attract Younger Viewers
- 9. "Once a month, Ashton Kutcher punks a world leader"
- 8. "Something bad happens in the world, anchor does a
"Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Awards with a
brilliant debut performance of her new single." Girl
definitely works out. She has thighs like Ah-nuld.
Laura Bush grabs Prince Chuck's ass
"BOXING legend Muhammad Ali has just months to live, his family
and friends fear. "
GOP Judge Recuses Himself From DeLay Case
An acclaimed French film director appeared in a Paris court
yesterday accused by four young actresses of forcing them to
masturbate as part of their screen tests.
- "She said she did 20 or 30 such tests between 1996 and
2001, some of them with another young hopeful."
- As President Bush would say, "fool me once, shame on ...
um ... well, you can't get fooled thirty times, see."
"It seems too good to be true: a new source of near-limitless
power that costs virtually nothing, uses tiny amounts of water
as its fuel and produces next to no waste"
Bush ratings drop to more new lows in poll. Tough year. He
only has a 49% approval rating from Republicans, down from 71%
at the start of the year.
Church offers to buy strip club. Now that is a sensible way
to increase attendance.
One Saliva Bubble - an unproduced script by David Lynch
More "Brownie" Buffoonery ... In Katrina's midst, ex-FEMA boss
sent embarrassing e-mails
Tom Green drags a cow into a supermarket
The Late Late Show parodies Larry King
Clooney's drunken bust-up in London
"Quaker Maid Meats Inc. on Tuesday said it would voluntarily
recall 94,400 pounds of frozen ground beef panties"
Mr. Bean and Patrick Swayze - together at last!
trailer for Keeping Mum
- "The sleepy English hamlet of Little Wallop is about to
receive a rude awakening, as the absent-minded Reverend Walter
Goodman (Rowan Atkinson), his dissatisfied wife Gloria
(Kristin Scott Thomas), and their two children, Holly and
Petey, await the arrival of their new housekeeper, Grace
Hawkins (Maggie Smith). Gloria is a woman struggling to cope.
Her teenage daughter's a nymphomaniac, her young son's the
perennial target for the local bullies, and her marriage to
Walter has long-since dwindled into monotony. It's no wonder
she's failing to resist the advances of her handsome,
American, lothario of a golf pro, Lance (Patrick Swayze). What
this family needs is salvation. And fast. It comes in the form
of 'Grace Hawkins', a gentle motherly woman with a smile for
everyone and an answer for everything. But Grace is not all
Here's the new trailer for Steve Martin's upcoming flop: The
Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe). White asterisk: expanded format.
Blue asterisk: not mine. No asterisk: it probably sucks.
The Big Bounce (2004)
The Big Bounce (2004) is a caper movie set in Hawaii and based on an Elmore Leonard novel. This is the same Leonard that inspired Cat Chaser, 52 Pick-up, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown. Not only did it have good source material, it had a dream cast, which included gorgeous newcomer Sarah Foster, and the likes of Willie Nelson, Morgan Freeman, Harry Dean Statton, Gary Sinise and Charlie Sheen. It was a box office flop, earning $6.47M against an estimated $50M budget.
I am at a loss to understand why everyone hated it. The characters were likable, there were more than enough twists and double-crosses, and I will be quoting at least two lines of dialogue for a long time. Freeman, who plays a judge, says, "God is an imaginary friend for adults." When Foster is told that her boyfriend's wife is at the beauty parlor, she says, "oh, getting her hair enlarged?"
Owen Wilson is a petty criminal and surfer dude who ends up in Hawaii working for a crooked construction company. When he sides with native protestors, and shatters his foreman's jaw with a baseball bat, he is fired and arrested. Judge Morgan Freeman releases him, and gives him a job at his resort. He is seduced into helping Sarah Foster rip off the head of the construction company for $200 large. Of course, not everything is as it seems.
Foster definitely shows buns laying in front of a pool, and her character strips, runs into the water, and climbs aboard a boat in a long shot that could be anybody. She also shows a lot of cleavage, and is often in a bikini.
IMDb readers say 4.7. Ebert, in panning the film and awarding two stars, admitted that it was sort of fun to watch. Berardinelli saw it as a flawed idea, but awarded 2 1/2 stars. The photography is wonderful, and could be a travel film for Hawaii. There is some great surfing in the film, and lots more in the special features. The pace is a little leisurely, and the mood is light throughout. I enjoyed it, and may watch it again. Based on the number of voters at IMDB (3.168), a lot of people saw it. Over 2,000 of those place it between 4 and 7. The film is a C-. If the humor appeals to you, you will be entertained.
Teaser (1973) is a soft core with some elements of a roughie. Becky Sharpe is a mousy girl who works at stamp shop, and lives at home with her mother. She has a suitor, but doesn't give him any, or, in fact, much attention. She has one small character quirk. She likes to dance naked in a gogo club. She rejects an amorous cash offer from a customer, and he follows her and rapes her when her car stalls. She is then picked up by a couple (Rene Bond and Carlos Cole), who play Good Samaritan, taking her home, comforting her after her ordeal, and making arrangements to get her car fixed.
That night, Rene gives her a nude massage. The next day, they swim nude together, then have sex in front of a fire place. Later that evening, Sharpe discovers that her rapist is a friend of the couple she has trusted.
Cult favorite Bond, at this point in her career, has already had her boob job and has started doing hard core as well. For those who don't remember the story, she went to David Friedman and asked him if she would get bigger and better roles if she had her boobs done. He loaned her the money. She rather quickly moved to hard core, and I don't know if Friedman got his money's worth.
This film is a real anachronism, with outdated and non-pc 70s morality, and is an interesting time capsule look at fashion in the early 70s. There are not enough votes at IMDb for a score. Both Sharpe and Bond do lengthy full frontal and rear nudity, and have a tepid girl/girl scene. The transfer quality is a little weak compared to other Something Weird Video releases. This is a D, however, GBond fans will want to see it.
Today we visit a 1983 WIP flick "Women's Prison Massacre". For this type of movie, it's very low on the nudity meter. But it does have enough for a few caps. It just dawned on me that the usually ever present shower scene did not occur!
Here's Lorraine De Selle playing the warden forced to strip and showing boobies.
Ursula Flores having her tits massaged.
Antonella Giacomini exposing her boobs.
Maria Romano topless and full frontal.
Antonella Giacomini & Maria Romano, with Maria full frontal and Antonella's Robo-Hooters.
From 1972 here's a rathar obscure flick "Naughty Nymphs" which featured a very young
Sybil Danning showing all 3 B's. Not great caps as they are from an old VHS , but hey it's Sybil.
We wind up the day with some "Hankster Light. Here is Patricia Heaton with some awesome cleavage I found on an old "Everybody Loves Raymond" episode.
|Here is Canadian babe Erica Durance playing the young (and very patriotic) Lois Lane...while stripping and giving Superman a lap dance on a recent episode of the WB show "Smallville".
|Here is the very sexy Latina actress (and "Boat Trip" star) Roselyn Sanchez posing with her Peta ad.
|From Flautista...here is Italian actress Valeria Bruni Tedeschi topless and showing some frontal nudity in scenes from the French film "5x2" (2004).