After the death of
uncle, Cecily (Angela Field) is shipped to France to reside in the
of the people who cleared her uncle's debt for her. On her way she is
by a young man on the boat, Anthony, who's advances she spurns.
Whilst in France she
is seduced by
the lady of the house, Charlotte, during which Cecily sees Charlotte's
leering husband and flees. Trying to keep their secret the husband
Cecily from the castle with a pistol, the strain resulting in the
suffering a heart attack. Cecily positive that she will be held
for this flees.
Stumbling onto the
property of the
Countess Quaid and being caught while observing an alfresco menage e
Cecily is forced into service in the castle to escape being imprisoned
for trespassing. Here she finds Anthony is in service to the countess
During one of the castle's regular orgies, she decides to make her
Caught in her
to England, Cecily is imprisoned amongst several women who are in the
of being tortured for supposed witchcraft. After a little torture
she is transported back to the castle of the pervy Countess Quaid.
for six months she is used and abused as a sex slave for the
of the countess and her wealthy friends.
Finally Cecily is granted
just after being released she comes across Anthony and they ride off
the sunset together.
Very loosely based on the Marquis De
Poor Cecily is not a straight adaptation of the De Sade novel. The
of Cecily is more like a hybrid, part Justine,
part Juliette and part Fanny
Cecily is a little
likely to be lampooned by De Sade than written about with any sympathy.
On her first night in France she engages in a lesbian encounter with
which she enjoys, and actively participates in. Later whilst viewing
ménage à trois, she is compelled by her desire to
claiming she is disgusted. And in the orgy scene, during which she
she claims that it is the most disgusting sight ever to greet her eyes.
Now surely she is over any desires she previously had, and standing
by her re-discovered morals.
Either this was a very
or it was very badly shot, unfortunately it looks like the latter, even
though there has been some obvious print damage. The colours are
too bright and sometimes dull and blurry, the lighting is mostly bad,
almost all of the exterior shots are from a stock footage library, and
the soundtrack has an annoying buzzing on it.
Poor Cecily is an
film, but probably only for erotica or De Sade completists. I'm not
if it would have even seen the light of day or video or DVD had it not
been for those diligent folks at Salvation films, for which I am glad,
as I am a bit of a De Sade completist myself.
Available in the UK Uncut from
Films. < CORRECTION>A fellow fan
of this movie tells me this is untrue. He found a copy out there
where a dungeon sequence goes on for 20 minutes. the sequence in
the Salvation films sequence is only four minutes. SO there is a
longer uncut version out there. The reason for this mistake is
probably because Salvation may have submitted an already trimmed
version to the BBFC in the UK, and that is why their site lists it as
UNCUT. 11.8.2004, G. Pistachio