Directed by: Jesus Franco
Stars: Alicia Príncipe, Carmen Carrión and Daniel Katz
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English
Also known as: The Sexual Story of O, Historia Sexual De O
Description: young American woman named Odine is the subject of attention by a Spanish couple. They have sex while she watches, and soon invite her to join them, however it soon emerges that the couple have more than just sex on their minds
An eccentric woman, Wanda, lives in a strange house with her impotent husband Peter, a sickly aristocrat without will. Using his accomplices, the ambitious Tara and Mauro, they attracts girls to their house, with whom they have fun, violating and torturing them. But when the beautiful Odéle, a young American woman looking for adventure arrives, Mauro falls in love with her, and tries to save her from rape and torture.
One of Franco’s least known and one of his best Never mind the title, this does not have much affinity with the famous French S&M movie, Histoire D’O. Instead, it is one of Franco’s several movies inspired from and loosely based on Sade’s Philosophy in the Boudoir. This is quite unlike some of Franco’s better known kitsch sleaze flicks. It is a deliberately slow-paced, minimalist piece of erotica. Yes, there are quite a lot of (soft-core) sex, three-some, lesbian, etc., scenes esp. in the first 2/3rds of the movie, and yet despite the presence of these skin scenes, the movie is a very uncommercial and personal effort. The victim’s eventual descent into being a prey of the predatory aristocrats from cherishing a chance at free sex experience is very well executed and the final sado-orgy is terrifyingly nightmarish.