Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lilith Likes to Watch - A Clockwork Orgy

Title: A Clockwork Orgy
Year: 1995
Starring: Kaitlyn Ashley, Rebecca Lord, Isis Nile, Jon Dough
Director: Nic Cramer
Synopsis:  Here's where droogs are still droogs, but their tonic is sex, not violence. Superstar Kaitlyn Ashley plays Alex, who is surrounded by fellow gangsters Isis Nile, hot Olivia and the French beauty Rebecca Lord, roam dingy alleyways in search for wanton sex. - Via IAFD.com
Why it is Notable: Nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the 13th AVNs. Parodies a movie I love.
"Viddy well, sisters, viddy well."

In all my years of sneaky porn watching, I've never really delved into the world of parody porn. Other than this particular film, I've only seen a Batman one, which, don't worry, I'm sure I'll get around to talking about eventually.

I was in desperate need of something to watch when I stumbled across this little gem. About seven seconds into the movie, I'd realized I'd seen it before, years ago.

A Clockwork Orgy is, of course, the porno version of Stanley Kubrick's classic film A Clockwork Orange. As I mentioned in my Caligula review, for a time, A Clockwork Orange was one of my favourite movies so I sort of knew what I was getting myself into.

Kaitlyn Ashley plays Alexandra, the sex-fiend leader of the droogs, a gang of girls who thrive on a bit of the old Ultra-Sex. They prowl around the streets, looking for Ultra-Sex and taking it when they want, despite it being illegal.

Alex is taken into custody for the rape of a man, among other Ultra-Sex engagements. However, two of the droogs seemed to be doing most of the fucking in a protracted scene where everyone seemed to be having a good time, including the victim. It's at this point I'm lamenting that I want more Rebecca Lord because holy shit is she stunning. Instead we focus on the other two droogs and I am disappointed.

As for the infamous Ludovico Technique, all they did was tie Alex up in a straight jacket and show her porn. There was nothing to keep her from looking away. They could have put some blacked out ski goggles on her, or sun glasses, and imply it was being beamed directly into her eyes or something. Ah well.

As a test of the technique's success a woman in fishnet and leather struts out and dances in front of Alex and it makes her sick. Something felt off in this scene. Like the dancing wasn't necessary, or it should have been a man and she reached up for his dick then felt nauseous. Or maybe a couple fuck in front of her.

Then we revisit the three remaining droogs and one of them fucks this movie's version of Billy Boy and I'm still wondering where Rebecca Lord went.

Eventually Alex is set free and then immediately fucked by a group of men. After her own victimization she falls into the arms of the man she and her droogs had previously victimized. He recognizes her, and assaults her with porn and she tries to jump out a window.

She lives, recuperates and rejoins her droogs to delight once again in the old Ultra-Sex. The titular orgy takes place in a scrap yard and Rebecca Lord has the misfortune of having the most awkward sex scene where she's half-in, half-out of a car window while being fucked from behind.

Alex smolders at the camera while being plowed and the film ends.

While I was watching this, I was of two minds: One, certain parts of this film had attention to detail I wasn't expecting. Things like the way Alex leans against a door-frame while greeting the parole officer, the composition of Alex's profile in the "What's so stinking about it?" shot, or the expressions on the face of the man in the wheelchair when he realizes who Alex is. All are plucked directly from Kubrick's film.

Other times, I felt like was watching Shakespeare. What I mean by that is, have you ever had to watch a high-school play of Romeo & Juliet or MacBeth? The actors hit their marks, say the words, you hear it all but you know none of these actors know what the words mean?

No one in this movie knows, let alone understands Nadsat, The most notorious case of this was when they tried to use the word viddy. Sometimes it's used as very, and sometimes it's used as watch. Only one of these is correct. Although I did appreciate the term gashy-wash.

I can't really blame them for that, I've tried to read the novel several times and found it impossible.

As far as adaptations go, it's a pretty good homage. The costumes are sufficiently modified from the classic droog outfit, while given a sexy, slutty twist. I feel it could have gone a little further with it. Alex's eye makeup could have been much more dramatic. They could have worn bustiers outside their tops like the droogs wore jock straps outside their pants. I know budgets are restrictive but it would have been doable. That said, I still like the simple outfits they went with. The hats were fun.

Despite how negative I sound, I did enjoy this film. It was there for me in an hour of need, a nice, comforting embrace....because...

Some of you might remember that last review, I said I'd review Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS. I had expected jack-boot licking, cleavage spilling out of Nazi uniforms, a simple plot like "You will be my sex slave, filthy American", some whipping, maybe some scene where Ilsa has to fuck Hitler in penance for some failure or another. I got nearly half-way through before I had to turn it off in revulsion.
The movie took itself way too seriously, and was far too well made for me to feel anything but disgust, depressed and dirty. Ultimately I watch porn to be amused, entertained, and inspired. I don't watch it to feel like slitting my wrists. It was my first foray into Nazisploitation and it will be my last.

So I combed through, desperate for something to perk up my spirits and there it was, like a smutty beacon of smokey light. For that, A Clockwork Orgy, you will always have a place in my heart.

LILITH'S SCORE: 4/5 (3 if you haven't seen A Clockwork Orange.)

NEXT TIME: We follow two Lilys as they navigate Wasteland.

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