Review: Emanuelle in America (1976)

When the french erotic feature “Emmanuelle” made a huge profit, the Italians threw themselves over the genre as vultures over a cadaver. They removed an “m” and made a series of “Emanuelle”-movies with the super hot Dutch-Indonesian actress/model Laura Gemser as the star. I fucking love those crazy Italians!

emanuelle cover“EMANUELLE IN AMERICA”

Director: Joe D’Amato
Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Roger Browne
Distributor: Blue Underground
Runtime: 100 mins.

“Don’t you think that a hot bath is nice as a lover’s caress?”


This is the third in the “Black Emanuelle”-series. Emanuelle is a photo-journalist that goes undercover both in a millionaire’s personal harem, followed by an orgy in an italian high-society party, an exclusive club for women who pay for sex with men that is paraded around like cattle, and finally tracks down a senator who’s in a ring of snuff-film makers/users. All of this designed to satisfy Emanuelle’s craving for sex.

emanuelle4┬áThe sexy, slender, lovely Laura Gemser is one of my favourite sex-symbols from the 70’s. One of the Exploitation-cinemas most over-the-top movies. This sleaze-fest contains violence, rape, graphic snuff footage, bestiality, both softcore and hardcore sex. A movie that went so far that it became an instant classic. Still pretty unsettling even by modern days standard. Emanuelle’s poor moral standard makes her jump from one bed to another in a tempo that even Berlusconi would envy her. There is a social commentary here somewhere, I’m sure. An Exploitation classic that has it all.

emanuelle1The DVD looks good, and includes a rare audio-interview with Gemser, and an interview with the notorious Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccesi).