sorry for the mistakes!
years ago, a mad scientist cloned John Waters, then some Russian spies
stole the result of this experiment and perhaps too drunk or distracted
by a prostitute them lost it somewhere in the Ukraine.
Impossible? Of course not, indeed, it must be the real life, seeing at
his works of an obscure Ukrainian director named Yakov Levi.
Levi is, in fact, the clone of the great John Waters. A Waters of this
day and age, however, far from the punk message but witness in his own
way , of the marginalized, or perhaps more shamelessly, morbid
exploiter of the same persons. Who knows?
The result is more less the same anyway, shameless and disgusting
movies whose protagonists are young and old prostitutes, strippers ,
junkies, drug dealers, homeless and some actress, all placed in very
The result of these ideas can be seen in “Shameless, Tasteless"
an anthology of short movies distributed worldwide by Troma that took
them directly and join together from the Ukrainian "black market".
Thanks Lloydo, as always.
"Shameless, Tasteless" is a large waste bin, full of absurd stories,
decadent, all shot with few resources, little art, and set for 90% in
houses and as mentioned with very special actors.
A borderline movie that sometimes gives, if not interesting moments, some interesting ideas.
The beginning is very tough and is the most sleaze moment of the entire movie.
"Sex Bomb" is the word that appears on the “sexy” dress of
Baba Alla, who is for Levi what Divine was for Waters, and who plays an
old and toothless prostitute who whore for help her child a heroin
addicted. Ugly and hideous her performances are no different. Five
minutes of pure "Shameless" that converges in "Tasteless" where ever
Baba Alla is a prostitute for a “home delivery service”.
She ends up at the home of a pornographer, where she has a baby in the
living room. The child grows up with his adoptive father who
prostitutes herself to keep it" Shameless, Tasteless “in just
about fifteen minutes. Not bad.
"Killer Bra" evidently produced by Troma and shot in the United States
eases a lot of the discomfort, and it’s a grotesque story in
which there is, of course, a killer bra and we see some boobs too.
Then we come back in Ukraine with the interesting "Matroska Dolls Of
Doom" a very trash horror that has a good basic idea. We are in the
Crimea, in the town of Gurzuf, where people disappear. A fact that has
destroyed the place, once a tourist place and today a true desert. Here
end up for a holyday three beautiful girls that are hosted at the home
of Baba Alla.
Sinister character, even without artistic effort, Baba Alla has a huge
collection of disturbing Matroska and as the title tells them may be
the cause of these disappearances. The girls spend hot moments with
these ornaments before the "grand finale".
Then the movie turns into quite porn horror with "The Ghost Of Marquis
De Sade" which tells the materialization of several erotic dreams of
three young girls. There isn’t Baba Alla and her hypnotic laugh ,
but there are bad special effects, and there is the ghost of the
Marquis De Sade that annoys one of the three girls who are, by the way
are a real prostitute, a stripper and a actress. There is also the
making of that, shows that in addition to the creation of special
effects and also some characteristics of the actresses.
After a lesbian interlude, completely free, we see "Vanity Insanity"
other lesbian homemade story that involves a magic mirror. From Sapphic
love to transgender with the saga of Penisella a girl with a huge penis
that we can see in four stories. It’s enough? Yes for us,
"Shameless, Tasteless" ends here and undoubtedly is an anthology that
will appeal to fans of "So bad, it's good”, and underlines, once
again, the craziness of Troma who has taken the trouble to and
The good Lloyd Kaufman closes the film (the censored version can be
seen on YouTube or below), with a tasty sketch in which he is in a
shower intent to audition actor. Tasteless and Shameless!
Original title: Shameless , Tasteless ( Shameless , Tasteless , The
Killer Bra , Matroska Dolls Of Doom , Vanity Insanity , The Ghost Of
Marquis De Sade , Penisella I, II , III, & IV)
Year: 2009 (DVD)
Directed by: Yakov Levi
Cast: Baba Alla, Elena Ryabokon , Mikhnevich Olga , Yulia Dlusskaya ,
Masha Milayachik , Kseniya Krasavitza , Yulia Vekusnaya , Navy Khodes ,
Length: 120 '
Production Company: Troma ( distributor )