sorry for the mistakes!
For sure my grandfather has never seen this film. And I'm happy for
him, great admirer of Collodi, a great opponent of certain "libertine"
situations that lost this version of the famous story, also known as
The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio, which at least would have made him
die ahead of time. I, I must say, of a completely different thought
than his, I admire and I think this very poor b movie is not bad at
all. For example, the fairy Godmother (no less than Dyanne Thorne, not
yet the most famous warden in history) shows her tits in the first few
minutes. Geppetta (Monica Gayle) creates the famous puppet from a
wooden block, to use it as a fun tool. A man-sized dildo! Pinocchio is
then transformed into flesh and bone by the fairy Godmother, which
often loses her clothes suddenly.
These are the strengths that are also the only references to the book
of Collodi, because this 1971 film then takes a personal road with
Pinocchio that runs the world or rather brothels with Jo Jo a kind of
Cat & Fox who exploits him to satisfy various girls, among which
Uschi Digard. Some sufferings, some attempts to return home, but, in
fact, our hero has more fun in the brothels.
Colored set, many girls undressed and a final that leads back to the
original. Perhaps they could push even more on eroticism or comedy, but
the director Corey Allen, who later became an expert TV series director
(among them a few episodes of various "Star Trek") packs a fun product,
also guessing the performers. Dyanne Thorne aside, Monica Gayle, whose
career lasted about ten years, in the world of soft-core and
sexploitation is excellent in the role of Geppetta, as well as Alex
Roman reveals the "ingenuity" of his Pinocchio. Without forgetting the
felt presence of the meteor Debbie Osborne.
Produced without any artistic ambition, let's be clear, but it's a nice b-movie.