Scattini's Dark and Gritty Tale
of Porn Industry's Ugly Underbelly
NUDA PROHIBIDA [Naked Forbidden] (Spanish Title)
starring: Gerardo Amato · Susan McBain (as Susan Elliot) ·
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart · Renato Romano
Amato plays Rocco (loosely based on Joe Dalessadro before his Andy Warhol
days). He's been trying to make it in New York, hoping to make it as
a script-writing actor. To survive, Rocco has worked at everything from
dog-walker to tour guide to male stripper. His 'break' comes when he's
hired to act in a film. But it turns out to be XXX trash directed by
Carter Stevens (played by porn filmmaker Stevens). During the shoot,
he meets Lilly and his life begins to spiral even further downward.
Luigi Scattini graduated with a law degree, but chose instead to become
a film critic for several Italian magazines. He worked as a documentary
filmmaker in the early '60s and moved to the lucrative mondo shockumentaries
HEAVEN OR HELL and WITCHCRAFT
'70. In 1977, he helmed a quirky romance actioner with Pamela
OF THE HIGH TIDE. Mr Scattini died from natural causes in 2010
at age 83. In an interview shortly before his death, Luigi said this
film was his "best, if not favorite project."
McBain, an American porn actress, uses the Susan Elliot alias here.
Throughout the '70s, she had numerous supporting roles for major directors
from Radley Metzger to Gerard Damiano, but she is best remembered for
playing Superman's girlfriend, Lois Lewd, in the hardcore XXX version
Like the character in this film, the real Susan McBain also also worked
as a dancer in strip clubs while acting in hardcore movies trying to
stay alive during America's Golden Age of Adult Cinema. She retired
from motion pictures shortly after making this movie.
actor Gerardo Amato established himself with five years of constant
television work in Italy before starring in this film. He continues
working in Italian TV [currently in Il Sangue e La Rosa
(The Blood and the Rose)] but is best known for starring in the cult
FROM A STRANGER, RED
MONKS, and as Pamela Prati's psycho boyfriend in GILDA.