that one can even produce, direct and release
such a piece of work in western society
is a testament to our freedom"
--The Village Voice, 1997
American title Marquis De Sade's PHILOSOPHY IN THE BEDROOM
starring: Anna Scott ·
Gray · Tony
Guzman · Daniel
orally erotic movie [easily containing the most graphic dialogue ever
filmed] is inspired by the writings of the Marquis de Sade. It is 'oral'
in the sense that the sexual action is explicitly discussed and described,
while the 'visual action' is - by comparison - low keyed. The film culminates
with the arrival the uptight mother of a recently deflowered virgin.
In attempt to show her mom the sexual excitement she's missed, the daughter
prepares an orgy that forces her mother to commit sodomy, incest, lesbianism,
and adultery simultaneously.
Sade's original La Philosophie Dans le Boudoir was wildly
erotic pillow-talk with explosive meanspirited sexual tirades and intellectual
discourses like his famous Encore un Effort [which makes a case
for murder, heresy and promiscuity]. While numerous other directors
have used this book as their inspiration (notably, Jacques Scandelari
BEYOND LOVE AND EVIL and Jess Franco with many projects from
DE SADE to JUSTINE),
Tony Guzman probably comes closest to the Marquis' original intention.