|Die erotischen Erlebnisse der J.M. screen title (in German) of Dutch DVD Josephine USA, After Hours Cinema DVD, widescreen, has fake American credits and more exterior shots|
Joséphine, bonne à tout faire France, VHS, Coll. prestige Exhibitions, vol. 9
Yet another Euro film based on the memoirs of goodtime gal Josephine Mutzenbacher (aside from several softcore, there were also the XXX SENSATIONAL JANINE and PROFESSIONAL JANINE). All credits are pseudonymous in the US video version. Several of the plot incidents are also found in PROFESSIONAL JANINE. Among the familiar set pieces are the party at the tavern, including the orchestra, and the missing watch scene.
Josephine, a somewhat hard-looking redhead in her late 20s (Jane Iwanoff), shacked up with a businessman in the city, gets a visit from her country cousin Veronica, whom she initiates into the trade (though I’d say, watching Veronica in action, that she’s been there before). After Jo’s b.f. catches them partying, the girls have to make their own way, eventually seducing an old guy they meet at a brothel into financing a whorehouse of their own.
Fairly trivial stuff, but the women are offbeat attractive in a Europorn way. They don’t look like plasticized, coked-up Hollywood pornettes of the late 70s/early 80s (or today, for that matter!). Dig the hairy pits and legs on hick Veronica, a little plain jane brunette hardly-the-type.
Billian’s mise-en-scéne is not up to his near-contemporary “Josefine Mutzenbacher — wie sie wirklich war,” aka “Sensational Janine,” but it’s still a professional-looking picture, and well above average for the genre.