Swedish Wildcats (1972) from Tuna
Producer/Director Joe Sarno wanted to make erotica for US distribution in the seventies, but realized that while he could get away with releasing it in most places in the US, he could easily be arrested while actually making the films. He tried filming in Sweden, and fell in love with the Swedish casts and crews. Sarno's Swedish Wildcats is part of a major effort by the Retro arm of Seduction Cinema to bring his works to DVD. With each Sarno film Seduction is presenting a nice package with an interview about the film with Joe and his wife, and also a featurette produced by Seduction Cinema based on the same story.
Swedish Wildcats is the tale of two sisters who work
for their aunt in a high class brothel. One of the two enjoys a rich
fantasy life during the day, and begins a romance with a young man
who claims to be a test pilot. She tells him she is a ballerina.
Meanwhile, her sister meets someone, a rich architect from a good
family. Both want to escape from their aunt, played by Diana Dors.
The interview explained.
Sarno had a concept of the girl who doesn't like her
real life, and lives by day in a fantasy world that ends sort of
like a Cinderella story. When he shared it with producer Vernon P.
Becker, Becker wanted to make the film, but with a few minor changes
to make it more commercial. It was Becker who added the violence and
S/M, and the Sarnos to this day are not comfortable about that,
although Joe admitted that it probably did make it more marketable.
To me, it also made it schizophrenic.
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