European spy spoofs were very big in the 1960’s, but by the late 1970’s they seemed pretty passe, not to mention pretty unnecessary since the “serious” spy movies like the Bond film “Moonraker” had pretty much sunk into self-parody. This Danish film though adds a very 70’s element into the mix–hardcore pornography! Actually, anyone looking for hardcore sex will probably be disappointed as the graphic sex scenes are few and far between, and are all lacking the “money shot”. It was typical in Europe at the time to insert brief hardcore sequences into even some of the most innocuous films when they were showing in more liberal markets like Scandanavia. The only difference here is the “inserts” actually seem to have filmed at the same time and involve some, but not all, of the same talent. This film is somewhat similar to “Le Porno Killers” or the unedited version of “Thriller-a Cruel Picture” in this respect, but while those are very sleazy films, this is a light-hearted comedy, which makes the hardcore sex scenes especially jarring. On the plus side, however, this is far better than than any of the American porn parodies of the era. It isn’t too funny, but at least it isn’t painfully un-funny.
The only recognizable actress here is Anna Bergman, the daughter of the famous Swedish director Ingemar, who otherwise mostly appeared in British sex comedies with Mary Millington and Suzy Mandel. (She actually has a “hardcore” scene here, but she uses a very obvious body double).
But I’m forgetting something–oh yeah, the plot. Well, it’s some nonsense about a secret spy agency run by a guy named “the Scorpion” operating out of health food store. An older female Mata Hari type sends her incredibly dim son in to intercept a delivery in order to take revenge on “the Scorpion” who killed the son’s father years earlier, right after they had sex for the first and only time. Really the only interesting thing about this (besides it being the “hardcore” debut of the daughter of an internationally-renowned film director) is that the opening sex scene between the Mata Hari and her lover might be the only hardcore porn sequence in history to lead to an actual conception (within the world of the movie, of course). Otherwise though, this movie is not un-entertaining, but is not too remarkable either