Released: Jul 01st, 2004
Running Time: 85
Director: Alex Perry
Company: In-X-Cess Productions
Cast: Laura Palmer, Beatrice Poggi, Penelope, Silvio Evangelista, Robert Malone, Francesco Malcom, Hideko Feles (Berger), Hakam Zigfield
Critical Rating: AAA 1/2
A classy Euro feature with a classic premise.
Penelope is a young, virginal girl working as a maid in a Baron's house. And we all know what sorts of decadent things happen in rich European houses. Add a slutty bisexual daughter-in-law (Laura Palmer) in the mix, and you have a formula for delightful excess.
Penelope, played by her namesake, has got the naïve but curious vibe down pat. She is utterly charming as she slowly loses her innocence - or, rather, gives it away, piece by piece.
The first thing she sees upon her arrival in the house is Palmer schtupping her father-in-law. Out of the gate with a pseudo-incestuous hookup? Nice. He showers her with verbal abuse as she tongues his fat tool, then gets bent over the pool table for a thorough fucking, loving every minute of it.
Palmer's husband, it turns out, is impotent, and so Palmer takes her pleasure where she can find it. She seduces Penelope one night while preparing for bed. After that, she takes the young maid under her wing for some sexual tutelage. Palmer seduces the farmhand and lets Penelope watch; afterwards, they share a cum-filled kiss. Finally, Palmer brings the girl right into the marital bed. It turns out that the younger son was under a curse, and to break it, needed a virgin to offer herself to him. Now that he's cured, he chooses to leave Penelope a virgin - technically - by fucking her in the ass.
So who will get to pop Penelope's cherry? Just in time, the Baron's older brother arrives home from school. Palmer seduces the boy with her formidable oral skills, then offers him the maid as a surprise. By this time, Penelope knows all about the art of seduction, and she's ready for her deflowering.
The subtitles will distract some, but they're done well, and the Italian sounds filthier than the English would. The mansion setting is appropriately sumptuous. Perry is a little free with his slow-motion shots, especially at climax, but for the most part, the sex is warm and enthusiastic - no clock-punching here, and definitely a notch above the usual feature fare.