Saturday, January 22, 2011

Victor Spinetti in Pink Orgasm

Having appeared in A Hard Day's Night (1964), Help! (1965) and Magical Mystery Tour (1967), Victor Spinetti is perhaps best known for being a veteran Beatles associate. But he has done plenty of other cool stuff too, including performing at the Arts Lab in Jane Arden's radical feminist play, Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven (1969). Another interesting (well, it interests me anyway) phase of his career saw him turning up in various British sex films. For instance, there was the eye-popping and actually quite watchable psychedelic romp This, That and the Other! (1969). In 1977 he even starred alongside Fiona Richmond in Hardcore. My favourite, though, was his appearance in the unfinished sexploitation flick Pink Orgasm (1975). Only a few sequences were ever filmed and a mere 15 minutes worth of footage ended up in the can. Co-starring were Heather Deeley and porn superstar Harry Reems, who in 1972 had appeared in the most famous hardcore movie ever made, Deep Throat. Amazingly there is a snippet of Pink Orgasm on Youtube in which the Cwm actor makes a fruity phone call.