The Story Of Joanna - All Time Classic Golden Age Porn Movie Now On DVD
Made in 1975 at the beginning of porn’s Golden Age, Gerard Damiano’s classic The Story Of Joanna is a visual masterpiece dealing with degradation and sado-masochism. The sets are atmospheric, the costumes capture the period and the sex scenes are superior eroticism. Jamie Gillis plays a misogynist who abuses women after first charming them, with no limits to his cruelty and no rules unbroken. Terri Hall, as Joanna, becomes interested in Jason and submits to his bizarre requests.
Starring: Terri Hall, Juliet Graham, Zebedy Colt, Jamie Gillis, Steve Lark and many more.
Director: Gerard Damiano
Studio: Alpha Blue Archives
Classic Golden Age Porn Movie ‘The Story Of Joanna’ On Re-Mastered And Reissued DVD From Gamelink
Porn movie director Gerard Damiano's The Story Of Joanna is a credible tribute to the French literary classic classic The Story Of O by Pauline Reage. It ranks among the best hardcore porn movie features of the 1970s. It could also be said that The Story Of Joanna is a precursor of what has today become known as Mommy Porn, as exemplified by such novels as Fifty Shades Of Grey and its many imitators.
The enigmatic Terri Hall stars as Joanna, a beautiful but sexually naive woman whose life takes a sensual turn when she meets debauched European aristocrat Jamie Gillis. He invites her back to his gothic castle, where he puts her through a series of sexually charged trials in order to prove her love.
Terri Hall is perfect for her starring role in The Story Of Joanna, with her wide-eyed and expressive face that registers the proper amount of shock and sexual arousal as she is led deeper and deeper into Gillis' misogynistic and depraved world, where she experiences lust and pleasure as she never has before. Whether at the hands of an unknown man, in a romantic rendezvous with Gillis' bisexual manservant Zebedy Colt, or engaged in a bondage-laced tryst with Gillis himself, Terri Hall finds herself in the throes of a sensual spell from which there is no escape. While the sex in The Story Of Joanna can be a bit rough at times, there is no denying the care and passion that went into its making.
Terri Hall Biography: New Yorker Terri Hall was a trained ballerina, who was at one time a member of the Stuttgart Ballet Company in Germany. Terri wanted to make more money than she could earn through her dancing and became interested in expanding her career into acting. She obtained the names of several contacts in the movie business and porno cum B-movie director Armand Weston gave her a break with a part in A Date with Death which was later renamed The Taking of Christina. Terri Hall's blonde good looks and top-notch acting skills got her lead roles during porn’s so-called Golden Age, when plot and characterization were as important as sexual heat. Terri Hall’s sexual performances were made even better because of a lithe and lovely body that had been honed by years of professional ballet training. One of her best performances ever can be found in Gerard Damiano’s early S & M epic The Story Of Joanna, where she convincingly plays a woman drawn to the darker side of her sexuality, deep in the clutches of depraved lust who has to work out her sexual demons through kinky, white-hot sex. Terri Hall died in 1995 of cancer.
The Story Of Joanna stars Terri Hall as a young socialite who falls for the charismatic but reclusive fetishist Jamie Gillis. In an effort to please him and secure his love, Hall submits to his every whim, including becoming a scantily-dressed maid at his party, where a multitude of guests finger fuck her pussy as she serves them drinks, and being sexually abused by several of Gillis' friends as well as by both of his servants, Juliet Graham and the homosexual Zebedy Colt.
From the man who dazzled the porno world with Porno Chic classics Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones. The Story Of Joanna is a take off of Pauline Reage’s literary masterpiece The Story Of O, but whereas The Story Of O as depicted on film reduces the novel's graphic sexual sequences to soft focus, softcore suggestion, The Story Of Joanna is well-filmed hard-core pornography.
The Story Of Joanna is a dark vision into obsession, voyeurism and dominance, whose ending will leave you in utter shock! It comes close to being an art film, with solid directing by Gerard Damiano and good performances from Jamie Gillis and Terri Hall. It is one of the best made, sophisticated S&M films ever made.
Jamie Gillis gives a performance as powerful as the one he gave in The Opening of Misty Beethoven, and the gorgeous nude ballet sequence starring the talented Terri Hall, performed to Adagio in G Minor is outstanding. The bottom line is that for fans of porn, Golden Age porn, S & M porn, or any porn in fact, The Story Of Joanna is a must see and a must own film, and Alpha Blue Archives have to be congratulated for their very brave reissue on high quality DVD.
When is art considered porn and, conversely, when is porn considered art? The Story Of Joanna is a good example of that fine line between art and porn. But, which is it? That is for you to decide.
The Story Of Joanna - All Time Classic Golden Age Porn Movie Reissued On High Quality DVD By Alpha Blue Archives