|Vintage Pulp||Nov 30 2017|
Rötmånad's Swedish title would translate as “dog days,” but when it arrived in English speaking countries it was called What Are You Doing After the Orgy? And funny thing, the film features no orgies, although sex is central to the story. What happens is a man and his seventeen-year-old daughter Anna-Bella's tranquil lives in a lakeside house are turned upside down when mom comes back home after five years away. Surprised at how beautiful her daughter has become, she concocts a scheme to open a brothel in the family boathouse and make Anna-Bella the star attraction. She's for sure not going to win mother of the year for this move, but in her favor, at least she plans to do some of the hard (sex) work herself.
When Anna-Bella meets a nice boy his presence threatens to ruin mom's plan to turn her daughter into a tourist attraction. The situation looks like it will necessitate a drastic solution, but what exactly can you hope to get away with on an idyllic Swedish lakeshore? Rötmånad is billed as a comedy, but if so it's a dark one. No surprise there, since Nordic humor is generally thought of as challenging for other cultures. But whether comic, tragic-comic, or just plain tragic, in the end Rötmånad is still little more than a vehicle for Lindberg to introduce her ample gifts to the world. She does exactly that—explosively. Watch the film and you'll see what we mean. She was nineteen—not seventeen—when the movie was made, she was gorgeous, and after this debut her stardom was assured.
|Intl. Notebook||Jan 3 2016|
|Vintage Pulp||Nov 30 2010|
If you know anything about Christina Lindberg, you may be asking yourself how on Earth a poster designer ever decided it was a good idea to cut the most famous breasts of the era in half. Well, don’t judge too harshly—Lindberg didn’t become known as “The Girl with Them” and “The Sensation Girl” until her debut outing Rötmånad, aka Dog Days, aka What Are You Doing After the Orgy? earned an English-language release in 1971. Like many of the sexploitation stars, Lindberg wasn’t an expert actress, but she personified the sexual liberation that had swept the West. Sex was suddenly acknowledged as a healthy part of being human, and it was acceptable to explore erotic themes in the open via cinema. By the time the seventies were over video would take depictions of sex to places undreamt of, all of them fetishistic, and mainstream cinema would begin to shy away from the subject of even romantic, loving sex. But for a while Christina Lindberg was the muse of international erotic cinema, and it all began when Rötmånad premiered in Sweden, today in 1970. Pretty soon we’ll share some Lindberg images that have never appeared on the internet before.