Review: Gwendoline (1984)

A cheezier version of Indiana Jones…with tits.


Director: Just Jaeckin
Stars: Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, Zabou
Distributor: AWE
Runtime: 100 mins.

“I mustn’t let you die without making love!”

We follow Gwendoline in the search for her father, and a rare butterfly. Together with her friend Beth, and Willard, an adventurer, she follow the tracks of her father. This takes her into places rarely visited before in Asia in the 30’s, and to a sect underground who’s eager to use Willard as a spermbank before he gets wasted.

Two really sexy actors plays Gwendoline and Willard, and makes this barely clothed flick a treat for both males and females. It’s based on a comic and executed by the director of “Emanuelle” and “The Story of O”. The story is entertaining and funny, and gives us great movie value. Though there’s loads of T & A, it never gets sleazy, and I guess that’s the difference of Italian and French moviemaking in this period. I will dream of Tawny Kitaen in her Yek-Yeik-outfit for a long, long time…