Psychopathia Sexualis in Italian Sinema (1968 - 1972)  

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Psychopathia Sexualis in Italian Sinema, Incredibly strange movie fantasies from "cineromanzi" 1968-1972 is a film history book by Stefano Piselli and Riccardo Morrocchi, published by Glittering Images with contributions by Jean-Pierre Bouyxou. Its cover is based on the film poster of Jess Franco's Paroxismus. English and Italian text.

From the publisher

Jess Franco the libertine, Ella the nymphomaniac, Gilberto the mad sadist, Sayer the aesthete sadist, Mary the homicidal mantis, Ahmed the debauched, X. the vicious politician, X. the fanatic and moralist judge, Kay the sexually dissatisfied, the mysterious Greta, Diana the arrogant mistress and her black servant Janita, Santino the foot fetichist, the psychopatic Dr. Lyutak, the submissive Marcia, the refined Lesbians Paula and Mudy, Silvia the happy masochist... These are the eccentric characters enliving the incredible stories of this anthology of Italian movies from the so-called Sexual revolution, featured in the form of “cineromanzo”. Krafft-Ebing’s theories, Sade’s fantasies, Freud’s analyses in a bizarre and entertaining cocktail of “hot” sequences chosen from rare Italian magazines of the ‘70s featuring such film as:


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