The Film (3.5/5)
When I was in high school, I always had this fantasy of being sent to an all girls school and just wreaking lesbian havoc in it. Plaid skirts and feathers from pillow fights would be flying through the air at all times. This made In the Sign of the Virgin have a little extra appeal to me as it takes place in a boarding school where eating your classmate out on a desk results in only a light spanking as punishment.
Porn movie scientists (who I imagine hail from the same school of thought as horror movie scientist) discover that Venus will soon be aligned in such a position that women will be effected in unspeakable ways...untamable, carnal desires for food, sex, and violence. So they do the only thing they can do, which is create a powder that will tame those desires when added to water. As my copy was not in English, I was unable to determine a reason for there being scientists who are getting laid enough that they need to devote their professional pursuits to making it stop. But elsewhere, more sensible scientists create a powder that will exacerbate the effect of Venus’ position. Since the stars are already fucking with everyone, they decide to place both these powders in the same town and this is what the whole movie revolves around.
I like to think that it was not coincidental to have the Virgo movie revolve around control, since they are inarguably the most nervous and organized sign of the zodiac. Everything has to be perfectly in place, just the way they like it and this includes your dick.
In the Sign of the Virgin was my favorite film in the collection if I’m thinking just in terms of the quality of women. As you would imagine, it’s pretty heavy with girl on girl and all the young ladies have a certain coquettish look and charm about them. But this makes the ten straight minutes of naked cat and food fighting a little bizarre. To be honest, there wasn’t enough lesbian sex in it for me. Most of the male cast was so goofy and silly looking, it was almost impossible to look at the sex with them as a viable option. There was one instance in particular where a schoolgirl looks into a room with a hot blonde and naked Salvador Dali look alike. She does eventually make it to the blonde, but not before taking a surrealist mustache ride. It pushed the limits of even adult movie believability. Admittedly it was nice to see academics and scientists drowning in pussy though as I always think intelligence should be rewarded with sex but there was still just a little something missing.
Star Rating: 3.5/5