Friday, August 07, 2015

9 LIVES OF A WET PUSSY (1976) - JIMMY BOY L.
(aka Abel Ferrara)


9 Lives of a Wet Pussy is exactly what it sounds like...a series of loosely connected pornographic interludes in which a bored young heiress (Ferrara's girlfriend at the time) hooks up with men or women or some combination thereof in horse stables, mansions, gas station bathrooms. She narrates her trysts in Penthouse Forum letter style to her lesbian lover back at home. She also reads tarot.

As you can probably guess, there isn't much of artistic merit to relate here. 9 Lives is your basic hour-long 1970s bump n' grind quickie. Tons of pubic hair, a dearth of dialogue (good or bad), recycled close-up shots of certain anatomies, the nagging suspicion that everyone involved was high on something far more potent than their own creativity. Professionally, this was just a first job for Ferrara and, unless that was a body double in one particular scene, also a free blow job. The only thing of minor interest that sticks out was the fact he cast himself as an old man when only 25 years old, the father of two teen girls in a flashback family dinner scene (see above). Yes, that is the Bible in Ferrara's hand. And, yes, his character does have sex with both daughters. So in a sense you could say his entire decadent lapsed-Catholic filmography sprang from this "seminal" sequence. "In the beginning there was scuzz..."

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