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Libidomania is great for what it is, an ambitious and exploitive attempt to categorize and critique every manner of paraphilia in graphic detail, but it all has no shock value as most of the movie is comprised of dramatizations of different fetishists in action and different extreme angles on sexuality from around the world. You get some nice gory dramatizations such as a penile dismemberment (a great effect that beats the one in Cannibal Holocaust hands down), a sex-change operation, and a gut-slicing necrophiliac plus a woman wearing a prosthetic penis to stand in for a transsexual. Figure in some sleazy historical scenes like a nun getting head from a bishop, too. At least Mattei keeps it sleazy.
There's a definite attempt here to show a little of everything. There's an overused bit of mondo footage of African death rite and cannibalism that Mattei previously tried to insert into his bomb Hell of the Living Dead. The "extreme" makeup effects scenes are well-done and comparable to that snuff film scene in Emanuelle in America. Mattei even interjects a little scat, offal painting, a pairing of an adult baby and a lactating woman, watersports, and bizarre (some look made up!) paraphilias like a pervert who peeps on a woman's pee in a public bathroom and then goes in to have a sniff at her leavings when she's gone.
Libidomania tries to be a serious piece with nods to all sorts of authorities' writings, but it is basically a softcore (but extra kinky) sleaze vehicle. For a decidedly more mondo sleaze documentary give a look to Shocking Asia, but Libidomania certainly succeeds in being the more "well-rounded" and entertaining feature--9/10.
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