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The Chick's Ability (1984)

Volúpia de Mulher (original title)
Unrated | | Drama
Woman has to choose between being a prostitute or posing nude for a painter, in order to finance an expensive surgery for her son, his only chance to survive.


John Doo


Milton Donara (story), Ody Fraga




Credited cast:
Helena Ramos ... Laura
Romeu de Freitas Romeu de Freitas ... Lili Marlene
Vanessa Alves Vanessa Alves ... Cristina (as Vanessa)
André Loureiro André Loureiro ... Marcos
Alvamar Taddei Alvamar Taddei ... Carla
Germano Vezzani Germano Vezzani ... Milton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Abbas Eduardo Abbas
Marcos D'Alves Marcos D'Alves
Edna del Corso Edna del Corso
Kátia Keller Kátia Keller
Ruy Leal Ruy Leal
Katie Marie Katie Marie
Zélia Nunes Zélia Nunes
Ana Paula Ana Paula
Rosa Ribeiro Rosa Ribeiro


When the travesty Lili "Oswaldo" Marlene brings the single mother Cristina and her baby to the hospital, Dr. Laura finds that the baby has a problem and asks what happened with Cristina to Lili. She explains that Cristina had intercourse with her boyfriend in the countryside and her father expelled her from home. She moves to the apartment of her acquaintance Carla (Alvamar Taddei), who is a whore, but she does not receive Cristina. She ends at Lili's apartment that supports her. Laura explains that the baby needs an expensive surgery to survive. Meanwhile Laura's boyfriend Marcos is looking for a nude model with a special face for his paintings and Laura offers the job to Cristina. But Carla's pimp invites Cristina to prostitute for him and offers a small fortune per program for her. What will Cristina do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Frustration. Desperation. Titillation. See more »





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Classic Brazilian Erotica - Chada style...
17 October 2008 | by mike_panikhouseSee all my reviews

This movie is part of the Pornochanchada film movement in Brazil, which was very popular cinema roughly between 1977-1985. At this time, these soft-porn movies were pushing the envelope of sexuality about as far as it could go. Virtually nothing was off limits in these films and they even explored taboos including explicit rape and misogyny, bestiality, necrophilia, water-sports, adolescent sex... you name it, they covered it. Volúpia de Mulher is not extreme and does not contain any of the previous content however it exemplifies "over- the-top" sexuality just the same. All the actresses, including Brazilian goddess Helena Ramos and Vanessa Alves are totally nude throughout most of the film along with the rest of the female cast. The sex is plentiful and explicit.

Beautiful Helena Ramos plays a hospital worker and her boyfriend is a painter who of-course paints nude models. Vanessa Alves's character must become a prostitute in order to help her child.

What makes this film and many other Brazilian erotic films from this era unique is the the fact the lead actresses would often play nearly their entire role nude. Yet still there exists a story, a plot and even some acting. Here we see lovely Vanessa Alves trying to make ends meet and ends up posing nude for the painter only to end up prostituting herself. She eventually ends up having a sexual affair with the painter.

Nude Brazilian bodies fill the screen and nicely illustrates what movie-goers in 1980s Brazil were taking in at the box office. Sex!

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