The venerable Joe D’Amato wasn’t the only director to see the value of photographing Laura Gemser undraped in exotic locales. Her career was truly international, with romps through the United States, Egypt, Greece and, for Sergio Gobbi’s INTERNATIONAL PROSTITUTION: BRIGADE CRIMINELLE, Hong Kong. A police thriller, the film is a change of pace for Gemser. Here she enjoys a more relaxed role than that of the globe-trotting, bed-hopping Black Emanuelle.
Hello again! Back in 2015, I had the very great honor of having an article published in CINEMA SEWER, accompanied by jaw-dropping illustrations by the great Robin Bougie. With Robin’s blessing, I am now sharing that article on The Grindhouse Effect. CREATED BY CINEMA: THE ENIGMA OF AJITA WILSON is an exploration of the undiminished allure of the late Ms. Wilson. So many questions linger about her life…but would the answers, and the light they would shed on this mysterious figure, dimish the ongoing fascination genre fans have for this statuesque beauty?
Wow…has it really been just shy of a year since the last update? Well, I guess I better trot out something fun and rare to make up for it!
I’m excited to present this rarity from my collection. Laura Gemser, Black Emanuelle herself, recorded this single in 1980. I’ve ripped the vinyl and cleaned up the recording the best I can. I hope you enjoy it! The song was later used in the closing credits of the Gemser vehicle VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN’S PRISON. This can be heard below, and on the SOUNDS page.
Hello everyone! Yes the Grindhouse Effect is still alive! I, however, have been working on staying that way! Actually, it’s not that bad. I’ve had some health issues that needed to be addressed, which kept me out of the swing of things for several months. But, I’m back, and the Shauna Grant series of articles will resume soon! Thank you to all who wrote in and asked how I and the site were doing!
We’re back with Part Four of our look at the life and career of Shauna Grant. This time around, a review of Roberta Findlay’s 1983 flick, GLITTER. The film stars Shauna Grant, Marlene Willoughby, Kelly Nichols, Tish Ambrose, Michael Knight, Ashley Moore, Rhonda Jo Petty, Tiffany Clark, and Jerry Butler as the inept son of an ad agency mogul who falls in love with a young model.
For the next update we will take a brief pause from Shauna for a review of an exciting new release of a trash film classic: EMANUELLE’S REVENGE. More on that in a little while. Also, we’re working on making available cult siren Laura Gemser’s rarely heard single “Crazy Eyes!” Stay tuned for that!