|Oct 31 2009
In the Italian sex comedy La Liceale, aka The Teasers, Gloria Guida plays the sort of cocktease supreme we’ve seen in films such as Lolita, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and American Beauty. Those are all great films, but the slapstick tone of La Liceale makes it more like a Benny Hill episode with nude scenes. Still, we give credit—Ms. Guida plays the role of a predatory virgin with an engaging sort of breeziness that makes clear why this movie was her starmaking screen appearance.
She isn’t the only sex symbol on display here—Ilona Staller, aka Ciccolina, gets her kit off as well, in her cinematic debut. You may remember she went on to a career in hardcore porn before winning election to the Italian parliament promoting a platform of legalized brothels and no nukes. While those are two sentiments we support, we can’t quite fully support La Liceale. But we think it has amazing poster art. It opened in Italy today in 1975. More Guida below.