Behind the Green Door (XXX) 1972 [Movie/Review]

7/10

Year: 1972
Genre: XXX
Director: Mitchell Brothers
Original Title: –
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PLOT:
Behind the Green Door is a 1972 American feature-length pornographic film, widely considered one of the genre’s “classic” pictures and one of the films that ushered in The Golden Age of Porn (1969–1984). Featuring Marilyn Chambers, who became a mainstream celebrity, it was one of the first hardcore films widely released in the United States and the first feature-length film directed by the Mitchell brothers. It was adapted from an anonymous short story of the same title, which was circulated by means of numerous carbon copies. The story’s title makes reference to the 1956 hit song “Green Door”, whose lyrics describe being denied entry to a raucous nightclub with a green door. Though the main focus of the film, Chambers does not have a single word of dialogue in the entire film. The film is possibly the first U.S. feature-length heterosexual hardcore film to include an interracial sex scene

OPINION (CONTAINS SPOILERS)
Marilyn Chambers stars as Gloria, an abducted girl to star in a private sexshow. But first she gets some kind of massage from another female with the reassuring pep talk:

The sensation that you’ve been feeling through the rest of your
body traveled, and now enveloped you entirely.
Your breasts will begin to feel warm and your nipples tingle
with anticipation. Feel the nipples grow erect. And the pleasure that
you feel from them will go to your very depths and consume you.

Then, shes been taken to a mysterious, underground sex show club called the Green Door, led in by six black-garbed women. Her arms and legs are held spread out, and she is caressed, laid down and readied for sex with oral stimulation. Next up, she has an inter-racial sex scene (scandalous for the time and could be the first one in film) with an African Stud (Johnnie Keyes), who pleasured her with cunnilingus before having intercourse.

This is followed by a trapeze swing act with four sexual acrobats who is serviced by Gloria, from behind and in front, and to each side. She took the multiple partners at the same time (with her hands, her mouth, and her vagina). And then there is a lengthy orgy sequence with many participating.

As the film was concluding, it featured a highly-unusual, seven minute special-effects sequence – a very artsy, spectacular, psychedelic, rainbow-colored, slow-motion, optically printed and solarized montage of male sexual climax on Gloria (almost in clinical detail) by one of the well-endowed trapeze artists.

To conclude … This is beautiful early sleaze during the Golden age of Porn with 0% good actors (apart from Marilyn, but she doesn’t say a word through the entire movie). It all feels extremely cheap at first, with worthless actors and the first scenes before we get to the club. But then we enter the stage part and here we get the erotica. The scene scene with the black guy is pretty erotic, with more or less no close up on the genitels but more focusing on their faces and their panthing. Really hot. The third stage scene is some kind of group sex that’s pretty ok, with some interesting “artistic” finish shoots. The last sex scene is really, really nice with focus on Marilyn and again not that many “close up” shots but more a focus on body expressions and their pleasure. Really sexy.

LOCATION/BACKGROUND:
The Mitchell Brothers’ (Artie and Jim) X-rated film was the first hard-core pornographic movie widely released in the United States (just before Deep Throat (1972)), and very popular with mixed-sex audiences. It was made on a budget of $60,000, and earned over $1 million in theatrical releases, and $25 million from its video release. The Mitchell Brothers offered Marilyn Chambers a role in this movie after they saw her in Together (1971), under the name Marilyn Briggs. She originally chose a non-sex role, but allowed the Brothers to talk her into taking the lead. She was paid $25,000 and 1% of earnings, which brought her $2,000 to $2,500 per month in 1974, making her the highest-paid porn actress in the country at the time. Chambers said her experience was a good one, and the Mitchells treated her as an actress, with respect.

The source was an underground work of fiction that had been circulating for decades before Artie Mitchell and Jim Mitchell decided to bring it to the screen.

The Second Sexscene in the movie.

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