Folksy, disarming D''Amato
Author: lor_ from New York, New York
Lacking the bombast of most of his XXX films, PUBERTY is
an entertaining "folk porn" outing by the prolific Joe
D''Amato. It''s a welcome diversion from his usual milking
of "historical" subject matter.
IMDb dates it as a 1999 film, using an Italian release
date as documentation, but the U.S. DVD lists 1995 as
date of production in its "everybody''s 18" disclaimer,
and earlier year is probably more accurate, given the
cast overlaps with Joe''s films like HOMO ERECTUS from
that time frame.
Alternate title DREAMS OF A COUNTRY GIRL is more
accurate, as lovely Penelope stars (though receives poor
billing, listed eighth in the credits) as rural lass
Claudia on the eve of her 18th birthday. Her buxom,
blonde aunt is conjuring up a love spell with white
magic, using cow''s urine and needing the ingredient of
sperm from the intended boyfriend to win him as her
This is pure porn, with a logic exclusive to the genre.
Opening scene has Claudia masturbating in her sleep,
dreaming of lesbian sex with her pretty maid Maria.
Second scene has three guys arriving at an inn: all are
D''Amato regulars, Roberto Malone, Gerry Pike and
Franscesco Malcom. They balk at the bill for lunch and
refuse to pay it (too expensive), balling the cute
waitress (Roxanne Hall) instead. Scene makes no sense
but is stimulating thanks to ever-reliable Hall.
They are hired by the tall-tall, bespectacled
housekeeper at Claudia and her aunt''s place, and said
lady immediately has a four-way with her new employees,
as part of their job. We later see them pretending to be
doing odd jobs around the grounds, but PUBERTY is
strictly about sex.
Hall delivers a bottle of aphrodisiac to the
housekeeper, who stages an orgy. Maria succeeds in
gathering Pike''s ejaculation in her mouth, spitting it
into a glass for use in the witch''s ceremony. Result is
a happy 18th birthday party for Penelope, engaged to
Pike, cueing a second orgy as finale.
The women are all lovely and energetic porn performers.
I''ve watched two DVD versions of the film, one in
Italian and the other German-dubbed, and each features
only seven cast members. The on-screen credits are
wrong: Hakan Serbes, Tao and Silvio Evangelista are
among the missing in action thesps along with two of the