VIVA is about a bored housewife in 1972 who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her husband, Barbi is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women's lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia. Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color and exquisite period detail, and full of the kind of innocent nude romps you see before censorship codes lifted, VIVA looks like a lost film from the late '60's, and is a tribute to the best of exploitation cinema, from Herschell Gordon Lewis' Suburban Roulette to Radley Metzger's Camille 2000. Written by
They were housewives seeking kicks, in a world of swingers, orgies, booze and sin that was the sexual revolution!
Did You Know?
The Japanese Mae West in the orgy scene who says, "Murray, peel me a grape" is 'Anna Biller (I)''s mother Sumiko
, dubbed by Bridget Brno
. The guy at the bar in the brown plaid suit behind Rick is Anna's father Les Biller
. He originally had one line as a drunk. See more
When Sherman goes into his kitchen, the blender is empty. He then opens a cupboard and takes out some powder before turning back to the blender - which is now full of milkshake mix. See more
[looking into the camera
There's never been a better time to be a man. The willing women. The dandy clothes. The frills. The big rings and jewelry. The open shirts. The sense of entitlement. Take it from me: savor this time. For it will soon be gone, never to return.
Written by Franco DeBellis, Bruno Martino
& Fabio Cantini
Performed by Walter Wanderley
Published by Universal Songs of Polygram Inc.
Courtesy of Verve Records by arrangement with Universal Music Group See more