Lorna (film)  

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Lorna is a 1964 film by Russ Meyer. Shot mainly on the small main street that runs through the town of Locke, California in September 1963, this was Meyer's first film in 35 mm. It was Meyer's first film to employ a dramatic storyline, the most expensive film he had filmed to date, and the first of three films Meyer filmed with Lorna Maitland. Though the film was prosecuted for obscenity in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, it became a major success at drive-ins, downtown theaters, and even made appearances at art-house cinemas. Author and director William Rotsler said of this film, "with Lorna Meyer established the formula that made him rich and famous, the formula of people filmed at top hate, top lust, top heavy."


The publicity to Lorna exclaimed: "Without artistic surrender, without compromise, without question or apology, an important motion picture was produced: LORNA-- a woman too much for one man."

One of Meyer's early, rural gothic films, the story involves Lorna, an unsatisfied young wife married to Jim, a worker at a salt mine who spends his evenings studying to become a CPA. When Lorna is raped by an escaped convict, her frustrated sexuality is awakened. She begins inviting the stranger to her home while Jim works. After being teased by his co-workers at the salt mine, Jim returns home and discovers Lorna's unfaithfulness.

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