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Behind the Green Door (1972)

X | | Adult, Drama | 13 January 1973 (UK)
A beautiful woman is abducted and initiated into a live sex act on a private stage, participating in lesbianism, interracial sex and a public orgy.

Directors:

Artie Mitchell (as Artie J. Mitchell), Jim Mitchell (as James L. Mitchell)

Writer:

Anonymous (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Chambers ... Gloria
George S. McDonald George S. McDonald ... Barry Clark
Johnnie Keyes Johnnie Keyes ... African Stud
Elizabeth Knowles Elizabeth Knowles ... Matron (as Lisa Grant)
Yank Levine Yank Levine ... Dudley
Toni Attell ... Mime (as Toad Attell)
Ben Davidson ... Doorman
Adrienne Mitchell Adrienne Mitchell ... Waitress
Dana Fuller Dana Fuller ... Cook
Dale Meador Dale Meador ... Hotel Clerk (as Dale Meade)
Jim Mitchell ... First Kidnapper (as James Mitchell)
Artie Mitchell ... Second Kidnapper (as Art Mitchell)
Mike Bradford Mike Bradford ... Parking Lot Attendant
Tony Royale Tony Royale ... Guard
Bunny Brody Bunny Brody ... Female Attendant
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Storyline

Two men enter a fast food place. The owner asks them about a mysterious matter. After some considerations, one of the two guys accepts to tell the story. Here starts a long flashback: the two men are in a terrace, next to a lake, and one is telling the other a story. A woman sits at a table nearby. Later the same woman is kidnapped. When the blindfold is removed, a woman welcomes her. After a relaxing massage, she is accompanied by 6 women, into a stage, in front of masked men, and women of all kinds. A speaker explains that the woman will be pleased, by all means. The 6 women first, and later some men make love to her, while the audience progressively move into a orgy. This is the end of the flashback. The owner of the fast food place asks what happened after that time, but the men refuse to tell... Written by Andrea Pasqua <pasqua@sna.com>

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the all-American girl

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Adult | Drama

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Trivia

Adult film debut of Jon Martin. See more »

Alternate Versions

Certain 8mm and Super 8mm Prints of the film run at 44 minutes. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: At Long Last Love (2014) See more »

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Pioneer porno chic, now somewhat antique
12 June 2000 | by rduchmannSee all my reviews

One of the first porno chic crossovers, this 1972 film helped bring XXX movies to a mainstream audience. Anonymous young woman (Marilyn Chambers) is "abducted" to kinky sex theater where she performs on stage with a variety of other people for the delectation of an audience of voyeurs, who eventually perform among themselves. There are some fair SFX, though hardly on an ILM scale, and the story content is inherently slanted against any real involvement other than arousal by the viewer.

Despite its B.O. and reputation, this is a fairly primitive picture. Every print I have seen is both overly dark and dupelike grainy. Chambers is stunning here, and though it is now nothing odd, at the time it was a real shock to see anyone so wholesomely attractive in the centerpiece role of a porn film. (The Ivory Snow publicity did not hurt ticket sales a bit.) Chambers later demonstrated (in the superior RESURRECTION OF EVE and in David Cronenberg's R-rated horror film RABID) acting talent not particularly visible in DOOR, but even now, 30 years later, she remains the BGD girl to an entire generation.

Film remains of much historical interest, though it has long since ceased to be a beacon for the seeker of cheap thrills. Look for lovely San Francisco porn actress Candy Johnson in the supporting ranks and pro footballer Ben Davidson in a non-sex role.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

13 January 1973 (UK) See more »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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