An adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella traces the misadventures of our heroine, who, via the help of her "fairy" (i.e. gay) godmother, is granted heightened sexual prowess to win over ... See full summary »
An adaptation of the fairy tale, Cinderella traces the misadventures of our heroine, who, via the help of her "fairy" (i.e. gay) godmother, is granted heightened sexual prowess to win over Prince Charming. After a blindfolded orgy at the royal castle, the nerdy Prince must sleep with every willing woman in his kingdom until he finds that one, mysterious lover who so "stood out" on the night of the sex Ball. Written by
Lame porno musical, but with a tour-de-force performance by Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith
For some reason in the late 70's a lot of the softcore porn producers suddenly starting making porno versions of various children's stories and fairy tales ("Alice in Wonderland", "Fairy Tales","The Erotic Adventures of Pinnochio"). I suppose you could claim that they were "corrupting" these stories, but frankly the familiar Disney versions of these films were already highly bastardized from the original stories--the original "Grimm's Fairy Tales", for instance, were often dark, disturbing tales that were just as interested in terrifying kids by exposing them to the horrors of the world as they were in enchanting the little bastards (and I still remember being traumatized as a child after my rather clueless mother read Carlos Collodi's original, ultra-violent book "Pinnochio" to me). The original tales didn't have softcore sex in them, of course, but they weren't the sanayized Disney stuff either. Ironically, though the porno people AND Disney both managed to corrupt the original tales in one identical, unspeakable way--they turned them into frickin' musicals!
Naturally, this is softcore porn version of "Cinderella" is much more inept as a musical than the Disney cartoon, but that doesn't necessarily make it any more (or any less)horrid. You also get a lot of typical sex film "humor"--i.e. the "fairy godmother" here is a mincing gay black guy (but at least that's a little less stereotypical than casting the black guy as a pimp like they did in "Fairy Tales"). Still, this movie is generally about as funny as an aggravated case of crotch-rot.
As others have said though, this is the tour-de-force performance of the late 70's cult actress Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith. Smith was famous as a super-groupie (her nickname came the old Rainbow Room on Sunset Boulevard and she allegedly had a love-child with Eric Burdon of Eric Burdon and the Animals) and as a musician (she once played drums in a band with Joan Jett). She was most famous though for appearing (usually butt-naked) in movies like this. This is NOT the best movie she was in (unlike most latter-day "scream queens", Smith was actually in a few genuinely good movies like "Lemora" and "Caged Heat"), but this might be her best performance. She is positively radiant and incredibly sexy here, while at the same time being able to convincingly play a naive, innocent character. Smith here almost makes up for the incredibly lame comedy and horrid music. Almost.
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