This is the outrageous
debut project for both director Antonio D'Agostino and his hermaphrodite
star Eva. It immediately recalls Pasolini's SALO:
120 DAYS OF SODOM, but the project is ALL
D'Agostino, a fever dream that he managed to capture on film. It exploits
his undeniable talents as a professional artist|craftsman who fearlessly
[and fiercely] presents an erotic - yet wildly blasphemous - vision
of his own damaged soul. The film, constantly straddling the fence
between reality and fantasy, is told from the subconscious of a young
man on the edge of death in a hospital bed after a serious auto accident.
The audience is subjected to his hallucinations and madness, while
wondering how much is real. The young man has now become the new Messiah
fighting against a depraved and violent society but the Church is
part of a dirty collusion with the upper class. Weaved within this
heady narrative are scenes of utter depravity and barbarism mixed
with whisks of gentle sexuality. Here is a reinterpretation of the
Bible (within the framework of a porn film) on a collision course
with a crucifixion.
Eva was born -
with both male and female genitalia - as Roberto Coatti in December
1958. In the '70s, she was a 'professional' disco queen promoted as
Eva Coatti. She became Eva Man with her debut in this movie [followed
immediately by D'Agostino's EVA
MAN]. After striking out on her own, she changed named again,
this time to Eva Robins. She co-starred as a 'straight female' with
Lou Ferrigno in Hercules (1985).
Eva became Internationally famous after her role in Charlotte Rampling's
She also played Madame in a few episodes of the very popular Italian
TV series VALENTINA.
An Italian film with English subtitles;
uncut (110 mins)
fullscreen format, DVDs encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include Eva singing routine.