Guy Casaril – Emilienne (1975)
Nouky, an artist, is the mistress of Claude. To tease him she gets acquainted with his wife Emilienne who runs an art gallery and persuades her to model for her drawings. Things get a little out of hand when this turns into a lesbian relationship and the concept of a love triangle is tested to the full.
Sexy sex and fun frolics
Exploitation for sure but as this is French it has pretensions of being and certainly looks like, art house. Elegant soft core tale of ménage-a-trios, develops well enough and the younger woman certainly looks young if not particularly pretty, although it must be admitted there is nothing wrong with her body, something about her mouth, I think. Anyway the story develops, the trio live together, then it all goes wrong and we have a tragic conclusion – with half the running time left! Things get weird for a while and we go inside an amazing brothel offering young girls to aged lesbians. We are well used to older men sizing up the young girls before they take them off but seen this way round is a little unnerving and when one selects a girl for her dog….. We also get to glimpse some Brittany female coven/sect before gradually some semblance of normality returns. Sexy sex and fun frolics are back on the agenda but then the ménage collapses again (inevitably) after the wife had relinquished the principal role to the other. Takes itself just a bit too seriously but given that this is the middle seventies it’s pretty much par for the course and not enough to stop this being an enjoyable and despite itself an interesting movie.