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Title: An Act of Confession

Also known as:

Year: 1972

Genre: Adult

Language: English

Runtime: 60 min

Director: Anthony Spinelli

Writer: Anthony Spinelli


A young woman who has taken a vow and chastity and is on her way to become a nun explores her most perverse fantasies.

Our thoughts:
We're ending this trio of Anthony Spinelli reviews with a shorter film that was added as a bonus on the DVD set from Vinegar Syndrome. I have been wondering why that one was labeled as an extra, and not just round it off by simply calling it a 3 movie set, but watching it I realized it has to do with the amount of adult material in it. Or the lack of - the movie is filled with sex, obviously, but there is no visible penetration of either holes. The movie was also made under a pseudonym and goes for a semi-artsy tone, which makes it a more enjoyable watch despite lacking in porn.

It's simply a 1 hour movie about a nun's sexual fantasies, no deeper meaning or plot in it, yet it becomes more entertaining than "Touch Me" because of its theme and how it's portrayed. This goes for a lot more erotica than handcore porn, and that could contribute to giving it a more arthouse-y feel.

Don't get me wrong, it's mostly filthy nunsploitation over sensual erotica, but the soundtrack and certain cinematography choices make it lean towards an intriguing tone, from my point of view, that shows some sort of pretense pushing it into a rather entertaining category. Don't you love it when porn is disguised?

While "An Act of Confession" didn't show any penetration, it was still attempting to show as much as it could. This proved to be a mistake in one scene, where the lead is supposedly performing fellatio on a man (Jesus, if I'm noit mistaking), but we're unable to see it actually in her mouth. What we do see briefly, however, is her hand hiding the penis behind her head. A very careless camera angle to go for if you intend to hide it in a scene where most people will be focusing on "is she actually blowing him or not!?".

Though it's unlikely that I will be going deeper into the work of Anthony Spinelli (unless a review copy is sent my way), I have been enjoying going through this. At the very least, it has made me aware of a director who was part of a more entertaining era of pornography. The Vinegar Syndrome DVD is worth picking up if you're curious, but the most redeeming qualities of the purchase are all within "Cry for Cindy".

Positive things:
- The horrible attempt to hide the penis at the end.

Negative things:
- Softcore.
- Poor mix of artsy-fartsy and porn.

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 3/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 2/5

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