The Story Of Joanna
Director Gerard Damiano’s take-off on the French classic ‘The Story of O’ ranks among the best hardcore features of the 70s. Terri Hall stars as Joanna, a sexually naive beauty whose life takes a sensual turn when she meets debauched European aristocrat Jamie Gillis. Gillis brings her back to his gothic castle, where he puts her through a series of sexually-charged trials in order to prove her love. Terri Hall is perfect in the role, with a wide-eyed and expressive face that registers the proper amount of shock and sizzle as she’s led into Gillis’ misogynistic and depraved world. As Terri is led further and further into Gillis’ wanton web, she experiences lust and pleasure as she never has before. Whether at the hands of an unknown man, in a romantic rendezvous with Gillis’ bisexual manservant Zebedy Colt, or engaged in a bondage-laced tryst with Gillis himself, Terri Hall finds herself in the throes of a sensual spell from which there is no escape. While the film can be a bit rough at times, there’s no denying the care and passion that went into its making. All of the actors are superb, the sets are magnificently atmospheric, and the plot contains its fair share of twists and turns. A great pick for anyone into B & D style sex or male-dominant mayhem.
Pornstars: Jamie Gillis, Terri Hall, Zebedy Colt, Juliet Graham, Steven Lark, John Busche, John Koven, Roy Carlton