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May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Det svenska stjärnfyndet Marie Forså
Plot:
Sixteen year old Bibi comes to her aunt Toni's boarding house where she is seduced by lesbian women. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Marie Forså ... Bibi
Nadia Henkowa ... Toni, Bibi's aunt
Anke Syring ... Greta
Ines André
Birgit Zamulo ... Pauline
Françoise Suehrer
Peter Hamm ... Peter
Britt Corvin ... Johanna
Karin Lorson ... Daniela
Eleonore Leipert
Marianne Dupont ... Nora (as Mariann Dupont)
Alon D'Armand
Kurt Meinicke ... Thomas (as Henrik Winston)
Stefan Stein ... Rolf
Christa Jaeger ... Friederike
Marc Edwards
Josef Moosholzer ... Kant, the voyeur (as Alois Moser)
Michel Jacot ... Roland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gisela Krauss

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno 

Produced by
Dominik Huser .... executive producer
Chris D. Nebe .... producer
Sture Sjöstedt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Günter Möll 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Rohe 
 
Film Editing by
Gisela Gerlach 
Monika Gussner 
 
Costume Design by
Noi Supasi 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Luise Lusewitz .... makeup artist (as Marie Louise Lusewitz)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peggy Steffans .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Armin Rye .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Thomas Faber-Hume .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Eder .... lighting technician
Norbert Friedländer .... assistant camera
Gert S. Kreutschmann .... still photographer
 

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Also Known As:
"Vild på sex" - Sweden (original title)
"Bibi: Confessions of Sweet Sixteen" - Australia, USA (X-rated version)
"Girl Meets Girl" - USA (video title)
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120 min | USA:104 min (DVD version)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Psychological bisexual drama of a young girl. What's not to like?, 7 December 2014
Author: stationkeal

Adult movies are adult movies, whether they're rated NC-17 or XXX. I say if you're under 18, just wait. When you're of age, all adult movies are fair game, and modern adult films lack story and visual style. They're all about the beautiful girls and watching them perform. There's nothing wrong with that, but sooner or later you're going to want to find an adult film that can help justify its genre with an interesting story, a great director, or some other element that will haunt you for days on end, keeping you thinking about it. There are only a handful of adult films that qualify for me as classics. Bibi is one of them.

Psychological stories in adult films are the best, and my favorites aside from Bibi I can count on two fingers. Taboo 2 (directed by Kirdy Stevens, starring Dorothy Lemay), and Secrets D'adolescentes, also known as Summer In The Country (starring Julia Perrin and Jane Baker). Bibi makes the list of my top 3 best adult films.

Bibi has a few elements going against it. Actors speaking English as a second language, so they have heavy accents. Artistic style isn't really present - the camera work gives Bibi a b-movie atmosphere, making you feel like you're watching a sleazy grindhouse movie. So what makes Bibi a classic? Well, Bibi, the sixteen year old girl, who would normally be the prey of lusty adults in a movie like this, turns out to be the predator. There's no other adult film like this in existence, from the 1920's to the present day. It's truly unique.

Acting is pretty sterile in this film from actors, but that adds to the mood. How would you feel, trying to steer a young woman on the right path, only to have her seduce you? It's a pitch-perfect movie as Bibi grows scene after scene.

The fact that this film is soft rather than hardcore helps the viewer focus on the story. If the sex scenes were any more explicit, it would surely ruin the flow. Taboo 2, for example could reach a lot more people if a softcore version were created. Secrets d'adolescentes has a softcore and hardcore version, and watching both really helped cement it as my all-time favorite adult film. Bibi could have had a hardcore version, but since it doesn't exist, what can I say.

Where Taboo 2 and Secrets d'adolescentes deals with incest, which may be a stumbling block for many viewers, Bibi has a more universal theme - the story of a young girl who is awakening, sexually. There aren't many people around us who are sleeping with their own family, but I'm sure everyone knows of a woman in their lives who has a reputation for being frisky.

Bibi surprisingly puts the viewer on the side of the adult actors. The way they react to Bibi's sexual advances are shockingly realistic, given the fact that they seem to be frisky adults, and it makes you feel like Bibi is wrong in seducing everyone, yet it all seems fine, as long as her prey are mindful and caring of her well-being. A very thin line to tread on, but this film does it effortlessly.

If you don't mind lesbian scenes and are in the mood for an adult film that will provoke a little thought, Bibi comes highly, highly recommended. You can skip Taboo 2, but if you can find it, give Secrets d'adolescentes a try. I can't think of any other adult films in history that I would recommend. The rest are all the same, just sex and a little story (if any) on top. Bibi is a simple story with a little sex as a side dish.

The bottom line is, if there has to be a film about the sexual awakening of a young girl, and it's to stand the test of time, Bibi seems to be that very thing.

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