The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970) is an Italian thriller directed by Luciano Ercoli. The movie follows the story of a young woman, Adriana (played by Dagmar Lassander), who is blackmailed by a mysterious photographer. The photographer has obtained compromising photos of Adriana and threatens to expose them unless she agrees to his demands.
The movie is filled with sexual moments, from the opening scene of Adriana in a revealing nightgown to the numerous shots of her in various states of undress. The photographer's demands become increasingly sexual in nature, as he asks Adriana to pose for more and more explicit photographs. The movie also features a number of scenes of Adriana in compromising positions with other men, as well as a scene of her being spied on while she takes a bath.
The sexual moments in The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion are not gratuitous, however. They are used to illustrate the power dynamics at play between Adriana and the photographer, as well as to show the lengths to which the photographer is willing to go to get what he wants. The movie also serves as a commentary on the objectification of women, as Adriana is constantly being viewed and judged by the male gaze.
Overall, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion is a fascinating exploration of power, sexuality, and objectification. The movie's sexual moments are used to great effect to illustrate the themes of the film, and make it a must-see for fans of Italian thrillers.
Partial topless female nudity in a couple of scenes, including one where a woman is taking a shower in her negligee and her breasts are partially visible through the fabric.