This refers to the original French film, "L'Amour est un fleuve en Russie" [Love is a River in Russia]- a superior film to the English dubbed "Spermula" which is more widely known. English subtitles are available that make this film more accessible. Plot: In the 1930's, a notorious secret society known as Spermula - centered around the "rapture of being" achieved through a total liberation of the senses - disappeared from "civilized society." They were rumored to have developed supernatural powers. Over time they have honed their powers, and put in motion a plan to return from the future and conquer the world that once exiled them. An elite force of commandos - in the guise of several beautiful females - are charged with the task of neutering the male population. This is to be achieved by extracting the male reproductive fluids (orally) - allowing the decadent human race to eventually die off from natural attrition. Ingrid (Dayle Haddon), leading the Spermulan assault, sets about ... Written by
In 1976 a German magazine featured an article, ranting in indignation about Irina Ionesco letting her then 11 year old daughter, Eva Ionesco, appear in this 'adult' film, and appearing naked at that (though evidently not in any sex scenes). This article included still shots of Eva from the set, both dressed and fully nude, as well as alongside other women who do appear in the film, so clearly she was attached to the project at one point or another. However, there are currently 3 different versions of this film floating around now-days, none of which has *any* scenes with Eva Ionesco, nor does any of them include her name in the credits. So it is highly plausible that all of her scenes were never intended to actually be included in the final version of the film, but whether the whole thing was just a publicity stunt orchestrated by her mother (one of quite a few in the mid 70's), or what other reasons there may have been is anyone's guess. See more »
This is the missionary position, or one-on-one. Its animal-like thrusts can dislocate your contact lenses. It is recommended by the Church, though attempts to actually enjoy it are discouraged.
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Dayle Haddon, the supposed star of this epic, now advertises on TV for beauty products to fight the effects on skin of ageing. Creams and such like.
My apologies to Ms Haddon but I cannot watch these adverts without shuddering and remembering this film. As an afterthought, I also cannot but wonder what those tubes, she is is trying to flog to women, actually contain.
In Spermula (the film called something else I recall and I think it was produced by the Playboy organisation) she and the rest of the "cast" were way ahead of Cameron Diaz and the infamous "hair cream" scene in Something About Mary. What was Udo Keir doing in this? It mattered not
he phoned in his performance anyway.
Story board was nominally aliens want to use human species' essence, to survive. So became sexually attractive "laydees" in order to get the product sought. I am skating around the subject for taste.
Put it this way, this was one bunch of alien workers who wouldn't say "Blow this as a job". A lot a gratuitous nudity - which was no bad thing to the young me - but like many other adult films - logic took a back seat -or fell out of the car altogether. Never mind - it is still an hour and a bit I don't mind "wasting". Unlike when I watched Haddon's "Cyborg".
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