ALL THE SINS OF SODOM / VIBRATIONS REVIEWED
Joseph Sarno is one of those sleazy directors that makes genre film nerds so uncomfortable. I don’t get it, as I can think of many of his Italian contemporaries that went super darker. “All the Sins of Sodom” and “Vibrations” were Sarno’s attempts at bringing lesbians to the Grindhouse. The first movie is all about a man’s hang-ups about lesbians controlling sexuality around him. Hell, the photographer is so minimized by the sexy ladies that it’s pretty progressive.
Then, there’s the far more base “Vibrations”. Basically, it’s about a woman who loves girls so much that she contemplates committing incest with her sister. While both films are indicative of the Sexual Revolution, they approach the material with the grace of a 10 year old boy talking about his Canadian girlfriend. From a historical standpoint, it’s cute to see how much Sarno gets wrong when trying to cover sex. But, he approaches issues like lesbianism with such a schlocky touch that it becomes endearing in a way.
Well, if this review doesn’t scare away the SJWs, then they need to prepare for my epic diatribe about “Bat Pussy”. It’s coming before the end of the year.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0