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Bacchanale (1970)

Follows a young woman as she travels through the strange, surreal passages reminiscent of Dante's Inferno.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Uta Erickson ... Ruth
Darcy Brown ... Fashion M.C.
Chuck Federico ... Guitarist
Lydia Burns ... Fag Hag
Patricia Kleb ... Louise
Roberta Scardera ... 1st Model
Pat Agers ... 2nd Model
D.B. Brown ... 3rd Model
Bruce Michael ... Mr. Benson
Donny Lee ... Go Go
Richard Jennings ... Timothy
Bernice Turner ... Mother
Darcy ... Dancer
Larue Watts ... Dancer (as LaRue)
Ron Babin ... Man in Coffin / 2nd Bearer
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Follows a young woman as she travels through the strange, surreal passages reminiscent of Dante's Inferno.

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If You Never See Another Adult Film, You Must See... Bacchanale

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Adult | Fantasy | Horror

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X
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3 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bacchanale - die totale Erotik  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Go Go: [to Ruth] I want everyone to know me, I want everyone to love me. What I wouldn't give for an entrance like yours tonight. Down the staircase of life, nude! But I don't have boobs, Timothy. I don't have any tits.
Timothy: That's alright, Go Go. I love you just the same.
Go Go: Show me, Timothy. Show me. Show me.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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7 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

What a delightfully odd and surprising entry in sexploitation features of the era. It's more than a little interested in surreal fantasy imagery, homoeroticism (not a big surprise perhaps given that the sibling directors later went from straight to gay porn), and other aspects very bizarre and ambitious for "skin flicks" at the time. I was also pretty surprised that there were hardcore interludes, though something I read online suggested that the filmmakers realized their movie was no longer marketable without those, so they shot some additional hardcore sequences to (ahem) insert. Still, this movie is dated 1970, and I didn't think there were any movies with graphic hardcore content playing U.S. porn theaters until at least a year or two later. Anyway, for a sex movie it's closer to cheap early 1960s Italian sword 'n' sorcery movies, that era's experimental cinema, Fellini imitation, and drive-in sci-fi/horror films than it is to most sexploitation of the period. I wonder if it had much commercial success. Certainly much of the raincoat crowd would have bolted by the time this very arty movie intercut a two-girls-plus-guy threeway with two guys making out very much on their own. There's a surprising Vietnam War commentary element, too.


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