Prostitution clandestine (1975)

Alain Payet was one of the first, and most controversial, auteurs to take full advantage of France’s legalization of hardcore sex in the cinema. Eschewing the superficial fluff pieces being directed by his peers, Payet’s films delved into the strange and perverse underbelly of Parisian sex culture. Presented here are his two earliest hardcore ventures, both produced by frequent Jess Franco collaborator, Robert de Nesle.

Claudine and Martine are two young women who work as glamor models. But that’s only a cover for their actual profession: high class call girls servicing the whims and hidden fantasies of Paris’ high society. A virtual who’s who of early French hardcore, PROSTITUTION CLANDESTINE stars Claudine Beccarie (Exhibition), Sylvia Bourdon (Pussy Talk), Pamela Stanford (Cannibal Terror), and many others and is presented totally uncut for the first time on video. (104 min)

Glamour models hire themselves out to amateur photographers and this is used as a pretext for prostitution, hence the title. Claudine Beccarie and client (moustache).

Martine Grimaud, Claudine Beccarie and client (bald).

They telephone another girl who is too busy having sex to answer.

Tania Busselier and Gilbert Servien – no sex at this stage.

Gabriel Pontello, Marie-Christine Chireix and blonde (Marie-José Pontello) go to a grand hotel, are admitted to a suite by Richard Lemieuvre where they find a count (Robert le Ray) and countess (Sylvia Bourdon) with their male and female sex slaves. Sylvia has a man on a lead and she forces him to go down on Marie-Christine and then on her, meanwhile a girl gives head to Robert le Ray and Richard Lemieuvre and Bernard Hug enter the room and have a threesome with Marie-Christine on the couch, Pontello and the blonde having left.

Then we see Charlie Schreiner (I think) visit Marie-Christine at her apartment. Sylvia Bourdon (I think – poor picture quality) is there too and they have their way with him.

Tania Busselier picks up Gilbert Servien in the street – another posing session, as he refuses sex with her.

Claudine Beccarie visit Gabriel Pontello and finds him with Marie-Christine and the blonde – foursome ensues.

Martine Grimaud visits a hippie at his large house in the country.

A blonde is visited by Jacques Marbeuf who opens his coat to reveal that he is naked apart from a ribbon tied round his penis. Cut back to Martine and the hippie, then the blonde is pestered by Marbeuf again.

Gilbert Servien and Tania are joined by his wife, France Quennie, who photographs the other two in action.

Liliane Lemieuvre has a client who wants to photograph her while she plays the piano in the nude, but he then straps a dildo to his head and tries to but her between her legs.