Friday, 6 May 2011

You Thought You'd Seen It All

'Secrets Of Sex' is an amazing film, there's nothing quite like it. Director Anthony Balch had made early shorts about William Burroughs, but was equally at home in exploitation, importing arty horror films and re-titling them, and, in the case of 'Secrets Of Sex' (aka 'Bizarre') making a sneakily subversive film that just happened to feature lots of tits and bums.

Narrated by a reanimated Mummy, the film runs through genres and styles at speed, although the over arching theme is the perenial battle between the sexes. A lot of it doesn't make sense, some of it is poorly acted but, on form, it's fantastically entertaining and probably features more mottled, dimpled flesh than any other non-pornographic British film of the era. A box office sensation, it ran for six months at one West End cinema, but no data exists on how many of the audience were wearing macs. The good news: it's on DVD! 

You'll be wanting a clip, no's one of the episodes, 'Strange Young Man' which amply demonstrates the odd, disjointed quality of this film as well as featuring some knockers.  

1 comment:

  1. I bought the lovely DVD of this one and the delicious Sue Bond sent me INSANE !
    A perfect young lady in every way.

    Great to finally see a remastered version of this saucy Anthony Balch classic.