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Feb 14 2011

Ma Mere Me Prostitue

When it comes to adult theater, it’s really tough to find anything truly shocking anymore. What began in the 60s as sexploitation and softcore, ever so surely evolved into more and more explicit territory. How did we get here? Well, filmmakers and envelopes have always had an adversarial relationship. The filmmaker pushes while the envelope tries to hold its ground, usually to the detriment of the envelope. When the envelope is displaced, the result is what we like to call a “shock and awe” moment. It is at this point that what we believe and the values we hold are severely tested.

But these moments have short life spans. Before the backlash has even had a chance to take effect, someone is trying to push the envelope once again. The ongoing process leads to mass desensitization as the new shock and awe moment makes the previous one seem not so bad by comparison. The thing is that each successive shock and awe moment has to have more shock and more awe to make an impact.

If you must, look at it much as you would inflation. Two dollars today buys you the same amount of bread that fifty cents did decades ago. Why? The price of making bread has increased and there is more money in circulation. The combination of the two means that it takes more of that money to get the same amount of bread. Continuing along those lines, anally fisted midgets on the big screen today get the same reaction as did the appearance of a nipple forty years ago. Why? The price of slack-jawed gawking has increased and there is more shock and awe in circulation than years ago. Therefore it takes more of it to elicit the same reaction.

All that said, there are some taboos that are inflation-proof. Even the slightest amount gets just as strong of a reaction now as it did then, meaning a much better return on your investment. The film Ma Mere Me Prostitue, directed by Francis Leroi and released by Alpha-France, centers on a young woman who is forced into a seamy world of gutter trash and selling ones body thanks to her mother. When she can no longer swallow her predicament, she flips the script and reverses the situation. The film touches on many of the taboos hinted at above: prostitution, forcible sex and anally-fucked males by way of a strap-on among others, making it one of the all-time successes of XXX French cinema.

Stars:   Christin Black Gabriel Pontello Andre Kay Patricia Santos Jacques Marbeuf Isabelle Brel Brigitte Verbecq Jacques Gatteau Helen Shelley Lise Pinson Claude Valmont Mascha Mouton Olivier Mathot Dominique St. Clair (m) Jacques Dales Victor Semama Michel de Nyokinos

Categories: Euro Classic International All Sex 80’s Gold French Speaking

Running Time:   80 minutes

Released:   10/1982

Studio Name:   ALPHA-FRANCE

Director:   Francis Leroi