Stories Our Nannies Don’t Tell
If you were a brazilian teenage boy in the eighties, you’ve probably either masturbated or laughed your off ass to this movie. Probably both. This is one of the most famous examples of a film genre that was popular in Brazil in the 70s and 80s: pornochanchada, which is not porn, but a mix between unglamorous softporn and non-PC humour.
Shortly put, this is the Snow White story, only with a beautifully lascivious black girl as snow white, with grumpy as a gay dwarf, and with the appearance one of the masters of homophobic, sexist and trashy comedy which was popular in Brazil before the 1990s: Costinha!
This is a movie that could never be made today, so campy and politically incorrect it is.
Histórias Que Nossas Babás Não Contavam (Stories Our Nannies Don’t Tell) is a Brazilian film of 1979 directed by Oswaldo De Oliveira and written by Ody Fraga. It is an adaptation of Snow White story. Although it failed to secure its lead actress stardom, it is considered as a classic of pornochanchada genre with blending chanchada, elements of softcore, a superficial content, and a vulgar sense of humour.
The film features an Afro-Brazilian actress, Adele Fátima, as Snow White. Snow White is not named “White” (branca) but clara (a Brazilian racial term similar to “high yellow”, morena clara in full). Also the name “Clara das Neves” may be read as a real person’s name. The forest in the film is a jungle home to wild animals such as jaguars, monkeys, and some odd white rabbits. Snow White dances to a samba-canção played and sung by the Dwarfs. Characters of the Dwarfs are influenced by the Disney movie.
Snow White lives in the castle with her father and her stepmother. Prince is her stepmother’s lover. Her father dies and her stepmother coronated banishes Snow White. Prince and Snow White meet accidentally and start a love affair. Queen witnesses this affair and commissions a hunter (played by Costinha, a veteran Brazilian comedian) to kill Snow White. Snow White offers herself to the hunter to survive. She then flees to the forest. She is found unconcsious by the Seven Dwarfs and taken to their cottage. Six of the Dwarfs (except Grumpy (Zangado) who is gay) make advances to sleep with Snow White. Queen learning from the mirror that she is still alive and happier, commits suicide by eating a poisonous apple. Prince goes into the forest to find Snow White. To end the conflict, Dwarfs decide to draw lots and Dopey (Dunga) wins. Snow White finds out that Dopey possesses a huge virile member. Next day, Prince arrives at the cottage to take Snow White. She refuses, telling the Prince that Dopey is her lover. Prince takes the tempting Grumpy instead.