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'Tis Pity You Have a Platform

I have a pet peeve and this review of "Tis Pity She's a Whore" swiped from IMDB is a pretty good example of it:

Stagy trash film, didn't do much for me.

Well, I have to say that 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore wasn't exactly what I was expecting. Given the title, and the fact that it was made in Italy during the 1970's, I was expecting something a lot more sleazy and bloody than this! The film is based on a stage play by John Ford, and this is always obvious as it's all very stagy and the focus seems to be on the performances. This might be a good thing if you were going into the film looking for something 'great' - but I just wanted sleaze! The plot line, however, is about as sleazy as it gets and puts most of its focus on the sick idea of incest. There's a bit of the standard 'arranged marriage' theme thrown in for good measure, and the plot focuses on Annabella; a woman who marries Soranzo after it was decided she would. However, …

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