Monday, January 10, 2011
THE LAYOUT (1969)
Long Island sexploitation filmmaker Joe Sarno was sort of like a more serious and slightly artsier version of a Dave Friedman or a Doris Wishman. His movies were more often than not set in very Long Island-like suburbs. In this romp he sets up some nice looking shots here and there and shows us some attractive, bee-hived hair-do wearing women getting it on in mostly lesbianistic sex scenes. Except for the black and white scenes of ladies humping and diddling each other with an old-timey huge vibrator this movie has little of interest and plays out as a really boring soap-operatic drama. There is one strange scene where some lesbo-ladies are drinking wine out of huge wine glasses and that's how I drink my wine so that was something. While I'm sure this was all a whole lot more controversial at the time it came out there are surely a lot more enjoyable sex-filled epics of this era.
Sarno talks about his films( I think you could argue about his films having good acting or good plots, especially this one):