Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) is a controversial Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The film is based on the novel of the same name by the Marquis de Sade and follows four wealthy, corrupt Italian libertines who kidnap eighteen teenagers and subject them to four months of extreme violence, sadism, and sexual and mental torture.
The film is known for its explicit sexual content, which includes scenes of rape, torture, and humiliation. The most controversial scene in the film is the “Circle of Blood”, in which the teenagers are forced to perform sexual acts on each other in a circle. This scene has been widely criticized for its graphic depiction of sexual violence and exploitation.
The film also features a number of other sexual moments, including a scene in which a young woman is forced to perform oral sex on a man and a scene in which a young man is forced to masturbate in front of the other teenagers. These scenes are shocking and disturbing, and they serve to illustrate the depravity of the libertines and the cruelty of their actions.
Overall, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom is a powerful and disturbing film that explores the depths of human depravity and cruelty. Its explicit sexual content is shocking and disturbing, but it serves to illustrate the horror of the situation and the depravity of the libertines.
Many sexual acts are shown or talked about (graphically) at one time or another, but usually without showing direct sexual contact; acts include sodomy, coprophilia, transvestism, S&M, rape, and masturbation.
Young men and women are forced to participate in sadistic sexual acts and ones that are designed to be degrading and humiliating.
There is plenty of full frontal nudity, mostly young men and women who are sex slaves at a mansion. We see penises and vaginas, usually from a distance though.
There is a scene where a young man and woman have a mock wedding, and all the other sex slaves are naked with genitalia showing and one of the fascists stops the ceremony to come and grope and kiss the naked bodies of both the men and women.
Two men have sex with each other; it is in a dark room, and we see the "top" man's buttocks during this scene.
A young woman urinates onto a man's face, and the man drinks it.
Men and women are stripped naked during many scenes.
Two of the "sex slave" girls are in a lesbian relationship; we see them kissing and having sex.
A man and a woman are briefly seen having sex together; they are both killed for having "normal sex."
Several characters eat human feces, some of them by force.