A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Pauline is a wealthy and married New York heiress who embarks on a series of sexual encounters with various people. She keeps in close contact with Gypsy, a tarot reader whom Pauline writes letters describing in minute detail about her conquests from seducing a French stable boy, to having sex with a gas station attendant, to a visiting Nigerian princess with a past, and to a fantasy lover, which apparently stems from her past involving a flashback sequence showing Pauline's young grand mother and younger sister taking a verse from the bible a little too far and seducing their own father. Written by
I am laying out three cards, Hungarian fashion, representing Pauline's past. The Empress, eternal symbol of the female and fertility. The Emperor, symbol of fraternity and masculinity. And, the Devil, symbol of the domination of matter over spirit, of revolution and incest. But I knew this would read so. I know Pauline. She has her grandmother's soul.
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It fails to deliver on two fronts. The story lacks sufficient interest to make the not very titillating sex scenes worth sitting through and vice versa.
It is to pornography what "Driller Killer" was to horror films, meaning that young Abel Ferrera didn't seem to understand what audiences for these kind of pictures wanted to see. Sure, he delivered hard-core sex and in Driller Killer delivered the blood and violence, but both are crippled by absolute pretentiousness and lack of plot. The girls are mostly unattractive and the sex is lame. The "fantasies" of it's characters are dumb and pointless.
Also, don't believe those bootleg hawkers that try to convince you that Ferrera "performs" in this movie. He appears as the character of the old man but saves the nasty stuff for his stunt double.
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