The Story Of O The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion. Rene discharges a personal debt by transferring possession of O to his step-brother, Sir Stephen..
A soft-core classic. Can be enjoyed purely on a kitsch level but still has some genuinely erotic moments.
The Story Of O was one of the best known and most successful soft-core movies of the 1970s. While it reeks of kitsch appeal all these years later, it is actually a pretty good movie overall, and it still has some genuinely erotic moments. Corinne Clery (‘Moonraker’) plays the title character simply referred to as ‘O’. She is absolutely beautiful and has a great body (which we see frequently as she spends much of the movie naked), so even if bondage isn’t your thing there’s much to hold any straight man’s attention throughout! O is introduced by her boyfriend Rene (the legendary Udo Kier) into the world of b and d, s and m, and suchlike. Initially reluctant to participate in these sex games she begins to blossom. Rene “gives” her to the sophisticated Sir Stephen (Anthony Steel, a major British star of the 1940s and 1950s), and O eventually finds herself falling in love with the older man. This is a generally well acted movie with lots of visual style and a haunting score by Pierre Bachelet. ‘The Story Of O’ has aged much better than one might assume and is worth a look, even if it is just to drool at Ms. Clery and marvel at how young and fresh faced Udo Kier looks in it!
Probably the best erotic film I have ever seen