Skin-Flicks (1978)

CAST: Colleen Anderson, Sharon Mitchell, Beth Anna, Jamie Gillis, Herschel Savage, Joey Silvera

This 1978 opus focuses on the making of a porn flick, but it doesnt take the standard casting couch approach to the subject. Instead, it focuses on the seedier side of the business, letting the camera capture the backstage machinations between an ambiguous actor and his sleazy strip-club-owning financier. Things really take a turn for the dramatic when youthful porn starlet Colleen Davis gets kidnapped by twisted stalker Jamie Gillis. Jamies character has convinced himself that Colleen wants him as much as he wants her, so he abducts her and subjects her to his every wanton whim. In the end the question lingers – whos really taking advantage of Colleen, her director or her kidnapper? Youll be surprised by the shocking answer. Well written and beautifully shot, Skin-Flicks  is, without question, one of the classics of plot-driven 70s porn.
Director Gerard Damiano’s most personal and self reflective film, Skin Flicks is the quintessential insider-looking-in exploration of the human side of the hardcore film production world. Co-starring Jamie Gillis, Colleen Anderson and Beth Anna in memorable supporting roles, Skin Flicks is a haunting and at times startling examination of the emotional repercussions of the adult film world and comes to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored from the best surviving 35mm elements.