Dorcel, the European innovator in pleasure for all, today announced that the landmark 35th volume of its venerable Pornochic series is coming to DVD in the United States. Pornochic Tiffany & Carollina releases December 6th, exclusively from Pulse Distribution.
In academic circles, “porno chic” refers to a period in the early 1970s in which sexually explicit films received positive responses from mainstream exhibitors, film reviewers, and the general public. During this golden age, films like Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey’s Blue Movie played general release cinemas (including, in Blue Movie’s case, a premiere screening at the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan), advertised in mainstream newspapers and magazines, and garnered reviews from such critics as Roger Ebert. This spirit of mainstream-friendly erotic acceptance lives on in Dorcel’s most storied franchise, which reaches its landmark thirty-fifth installment under the careful tutalge of filmmaker and creative director Herve Bodilis.
The concept of Bodilis’ film is simplicity itself. Two young couples (Tiffany Leiddi and Ricky Mancini, Yanick Shaft and Carollina Cherry) invite some close friends (Alice Martin, Clara Mia, and Marcello Bravo) to a lingerie “reveal” party, setting the stage for threesomes, voyeuristic girl/girl intrigue, high-heeled foot play and more. With elegant physiques and an abundance of sinful charm, Tiffany and Carollina appear in three vignettes each.
Director Bodilis, who has made well over one hundred releases for Dorcel over the years, pours on the sexy lingerie that is the label’s trademark: not just black but white and pastel undergarments including stylish vintage garter belts. Replete with sun-drenched European locales, palatial sets, and gorgeous women, the Dorcel brand’s commitment to erotic elegance is evident in every frame of the film’s 115-minute running time.
“For Pornochic’s historic 35th volume, Herve Bodilis strives for a foregrounding of the female voice and perspective,” said Daniel Metcalf, Dorcel’s U.S. Publicist. “It is important to recognize that a theme of female empowerment does influence and add to how one can read his film in terms of how it explores issues around gender, female sexuality, and identity. When one considers the various associations with women, it could also be argued that women are an ideal target audience for this film, given the focus on female agency. It speaks to Dorcel’s philosophy of ‘pleasure for all.'”