Trasgredire (Cheeky) (Transgressions) Reviews
With my only other Tinto Brass experience being Caligula, I must say that the smut feels much more at home here and overall It was better than I ever could have predicted with boundless enthusiastic energy and decent photography. But that said, this will be far too... *ahem* racy for most.
Italian smutmeister Tinto Brass directs this erotic drama which offers this dubious assertion -- a couple that sleeps around ends up loving each other more. While scouting out apartments in London for her Venetian boyfriend, bubbly Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) rents an apartment that overlooks the Thames. She also gets jumped by hyper-horny real estate agent Moira (Francesca Nunzi), and the two shag, shag and shag again in increasingly perverse ways. When boyfriend Matteo (Jarno Berardi) shows up, the kinky hijinks really begin.
How much you like this film will largely depend on exactly what you want to get out of movies. If you're looking for something deep and meaningful, don't see Cheeky - but if you just want some cheap and cheerful softcore porn, then this could be for you. There's plenty of nudity, and the leading lady's body gets completely exposed on numerous occasions. There is a lesbian subplot, which is always nice to see and the scenes between the women are actually quite well done. The fact that they're both really hot helps a lot. There are also some regular sex scenes, and plenty of teasing and general nudity. It's all extremely light-hearted; there's plenty of scenes that see the lead in a flimsy short skirt which is being blown about by the wind, and if you ask me; that sort of stuff pretty much sums this film up. It's always obvious where the plot is going - usually another sex scene - so there's not a lot of surprises. There's a couple of scenes that take place to music which are decent, and that's pretty much all I have to say about this one.
Being one of the first foreign films I've ever downloaded, I got a pretty crappy subtitle pack for this. It's anime fansub levels of useless. It looks like some guy typed the Italian he THOUGHT he was hearing through Google Translate and to REALLY fool everyone who's dumb enough to follow the plot, even added some random Spanish in there. Really, I know "puta" is not English.
Cheeky is an improvement over All Ladies Do It. It has a way hotter female lead. It had a story so thin you could barely notice it, which, let's face it, detracts from all the extreme butt shots and various other naughty bits. It's racier, but it comes with a price: now there's cock.
Tinto Brass is a legitimately talented filmmaker. A sort of an Italy's (and butt aficionado's) Russ Meyer, he turns lemons into scintillating lemonade when it comes to his actors' shortcomings. His photography is pure gold. This guy REALLY loves ass. It's as filthy as mainstream movies can get, but it still has a classy, artistic feel to it and the only thing that seems to feel exploited here are the butt lovers themselves, who will happily eat all this up. It never takes itself seriously but is also able to laugh at itself, and the story and the sense of humor are all very tongue-in-cheek.
Pun very, very much intended.