AKA: Adorable Lola
Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Writers: Gérard Kikoïne, Marc Lebel
Theatrical Release Date: 1981
Released by Alpha France
CAST: Marilyn Jess, Piotr Stanislas, André Kay, Mika Barthel & Élodie Delage
As an expensive call girl prepares to receive her next client, she reflects on her life and how she got into “the business”.
Quote:Francis Mishkind’s Alpha France was THE porn production company to be reckoned with, both in terms of quantity and quality, during the French equivalent of adult’s Golden Age. With a string of self-owned theaters to showcase them, his output remained on constant display (through occasional re-titlings) until theatrical porn pretty much collapsed around the mid-eighties. Even then, video (and now DVD) sales kept most of these titles very much in the public eye, reinforcing the old Alpha France logo as a sign of superior quality.
The company’s in-house directors ran the gamut from the safe purveyors of naughtiness for the middle class demographic (Jean-Claude Roy & Claude Bernard-Aubert) to subtle subversives (Francis Leroi & Claude Mulot). The blatantly in your face Gérard Kikoïne always did stick out like a sore thumb in this generally well-behaved company. Where Leroi might gently push the envelope, Kikoïne would gleefully light a stick of dynamite, shock the bourgeois patron out of his everyday complacency, madly fiddling while Rome burnt to a crisp.
Whereas adult cinema really exploded as entertainment in America in the 70’s, the French made it into an art form. Adorable Lola, along with “Le Sexe Qui Parle”, are the two shining examples of the way above average adult movies to come from France at this time.
Any film of this nature featuring Marilyn Jess is pretty much a hallmark of a high quality production, and never more so than with this film. as well as being a very impressive work of adult erotic entertainment, she leads a cast in giving performances above the accepted normal for an adult film.
If you are sick and tired of the ever-increasingly extreme, theme-free adult movies of today, you could do a lot worse than go back in time and see this masterpiece. there’s enough off the beaten track stuff contained in it to satisfy most tastes and yet it remains a delicately crafted masterpiece.