Das Bildnis der Doriana Gray / Die Marquise von Sade [The Portrait of Doriana Gray / The Marquise de Sade] (1976)

Das Bildnis der Doriana Gray
Director: Jess Franco
Writer: Jess Franco
Cast: Lina Romay, Monica Swinn, Raymond Hardy, Peggy Markoff, Martine Stedil
Part of: /slash Filmfestival‘s Slashing Europe

Doriana (Lina Romay) is rich and beautiful but has a terrible secret. A journalist (Monica Swinn) hears of her and decides to pay her a visit to find out what he truth about the rumors is. Doriana invites her to stay and tells her all about her insane twin sister and the bond the two of them share.

This movie (just to be perfectly clear about it: it is a porn film) is a little strange. It does try to tell a story, but only very half-heartedly. There is explicit sex, but it’s not really the focus either. But the most remarkable thing (not necessarily in a good way) about it is the editing and camera work.

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