Les jours et les nuits d’Eva Blue (1979)

AKA   Jouissances Perverses
AKA   Les Vices caches d’Eva Blue
AKA   The Days And Nights Of Eva Blue


The late Francis Leroi, who passed away from cancer in 2002, was one of French adult cinema’s rare artists (Gérard Kikoïne and, possibly, Claude Mulot a/k/a “Frédéric Lansac” might also be deserving of this moniker) rather than a solid artisan such as his equally renowned compatriots Claude-Bernard Aubert a/k/a “Burd Tranbaree” and Jean-Claude Roy a/k/a “Patrick Aubin”. Perhaps to keep matters interesting to himself, he was forever tinkering with tried and tested genre formulas, incorporating influences from world cinema – the French are nothing if not movie lovers – as well as classic erotic literature. Just an example of each. Louis Malle’s scandalous PRETTY BABY, introducing a very under age Brooke Shields in various states of undress, inspired one of his most popular films, PETITES FILLES AU BORDEL, which finally delivered on Malle’s feature-length and nowadays surprisingly unwholesome teasing. On a more idiosyncratic note, his sulfurous DECULOTTEZ-VOUS MESDEMOISELLES, directed under the “Jim Clack” pseudonym, offered an unholy mix of the Comtesse De Ségur with themes and imagery more commonly associated with the Marquis De Sade
Date: March 6, 2020