Skin Flicks (1978) Gerard Damiano

Skin Flicks (1978)
Genre: Crime | Drama
Country: USA | Director: Gerard Damiano
Language: English | Subtitles: none
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1 | Length: 85mn
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Starring: Sharon Mitchell, Jessica Jewel, Colleen Davis, Beth Anna, Herschel Savage, Jamie Gillis, Joey Silvera, Heather Young, Jill Munroe, Gina Harlow, Victoria Corsaut, Beerbohn Tree, Robert Bolla, Marissa Lynn, Tony Mansfield, Gerard Damiano

A young director (Tony Hudson) is a struggling filmmaker making hardcore features for the mob. His latest feature, he hopes, will be his big break into the world of "mainstream" filmmaking, but will the mafia allow him to realize his dream?

Selected by Velvet as Best Picture of 1978 by Kal Lahue, one of only two top tens that superior critic ever did. This was a banner year for adult films, as more films from 1978 are rated superior or superlative than any other. The plot of SKIN-FLICKS involves Tony Hudson as an adult filmmaker ten days behind schedule on his latest epic, striving for the perfect ending while forced to listen to the ravings of his financial backer, played by Damiano.

The plot makes sense, it progresses to a logical conclusion, and by its very nature of design, allows for the extensive use of sex scenes. I am truly touched by the way Heather Young plays to perfection the role of a young girl getting started in the adult business. Her sex scene with Herschel Savage is classic poetic tenderness with more than a ring of truth. Beth Anna, in contrast, is just the opposite -- a sleek, sexy veteran of the industry. The balance between sex and story in complemented by the fine acting of the cast. Gillis is his usual best as a repulsive rapist leching after Sharon Mitchell.

Damiano has crafted an excellent and fairly realistic look into the world of sex films being made, with all the attendant trappings and pitfalls offered in a matter of fact manner. One of his five best ever.