Umm, ‘The Sinful Dwarf’, I mean. I know it’s a sexploitation classic, but even more, it is a picture perfect example how bad a movie can really be.
It’s not boring. It’s painfully predictable. It’s not just a bad story, it’s even more the bad execution. And more than this, it’s the misconception beginning with the title. This is not a movie about a dwarf. It is a movie that also has a dwarf in it. But the exceptional performance and lead character is his mother.
The story. Absurd, naturally. We have the dwarf Olaf or Oleg or something. He lives with his mother, a former cabaret star still clinging to her past glory. They live in a big house with a small room they rent to young couples; and they have an attic with drugged, naked women to rent to strangers for sex. And they have a drug dealer who also runs a toy store and hides the drugs in stuffed animals. Obviously, the plot is that a young couple moves in the house, the dwarf and the mother want to add the woman to their collection of slaves, but her husband (who gets a job with the toy store drug dealer) finds out and saves her.
So far so good. But the only thing the dwarf really does is leading men to the attic and locking the door for them. Sometimes, he also plays with toy trains. That hardly qualifies as lead character, as the mother is the one plotting and planning all the time. Plus performing on her own cabaret stage and dealing drugs. I realize a movie called “The evil old lady with the dwarf son” would not be as appealing from the title, but it would get the point.
Famous last words: Rent this movie. Don’t buy it. You’d regret.