Dirty Woman (1989)

Sarah Young modestly steps out of the spotlight and trains it on German porn star Sibylle Rauch instead in DIRTY WOMAN, subtitled facetiously “Seasons of the Bitch”. It’s not engrossing, but stands as OK storyline hardcore Europorn.

Rauch is a schemer and manipulator named Stella with the ability to land on her feet, first seen getting caught in flagrante delicto with stud Sergei (or Serge), played by Yves Baillat. I saw the video dubbed in German with Danish subtitles (don’t ask), so it’s a bit cryptic in spots.

Her better half Francois (Mathew Tisserand, in a non-sex role), throws both of them out, and Stella, with tiny overnight bag in hand, heads to stay at a friend’s mansion.

Amanda (buxom British pin-up Linzi Drew, glamorously styled here) is glad to see her, and has her join her motley menage that includes Robert (Gabriel Pontello), Christian (Christoph Clark), Claudine (Laura Valerie) plus servants.

This sets up some mix and match sex scenes, with Stella manipulating everyone. She’s the evil title character, the female equivalent of a long line of visitors who corrupt and disrupt a household (see Terence Stamp in Pasolini’s TEOREMA or Michael York in Harold Prince’s underrated SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE for the best male examples).

Also included is a dinner party, with Milan (Roberto Malone, whose role is fleshed out in Part Two) and his girl Valerie (striking but poorly moniker-ed Sandrine Van Herpe) among the invitees. It’s an excuse for various sexual pairings which take up a lot of running time.

Film is set in France, both on Amanda’s country estate and in Paris, but was likely shot in Germany with some second unit establishing shots.

In England, Denise (Sarah Young) writes a letter to Amanda, indicating she is coming to Paris to look for work. There’s no one to greet her when she arrives, but sitting at a sidewalk cafe she’s chatted up by good old Sergei, who takes her back to his apartment and shtups her.

Sarah and her producer husband Sascha Alexander, with writer-director Mario D’Angelo, created over three hours of soap here, and after nearly 100 minutes this Part One abruptly ends with a freeze frame after Baillat’s money shot with Sarah. Nothing is resolved -you have to tune in to Part Two to see how the melodrama unfolds.

I enjoyed the token sex scene with my fave Sarah at the end, and Rauch is well-cast as the baddie, having an evil sort of face. The problem is that this material cannot sustain three hours of sex plus narrative, so the first segment here is simply too much (literally) beating around the bush.

Alternate Titles
Dirty Woman Vol. 1 Team Video Plus, Denmark