Writer-director Luigi Cozzi calls this his worst movie, but it possesses a special notoreity as the screen debut of American actress Irene Miracle (“Midnight Express”, “Inferno”), who spends a good deal of her screen time here either undressing or undressed.
Her young character comes to Italy to work as a concierge in a Roman apartment building, where she promptly falls into the amorous clutches of various tenants and shop workers, regardless of their age or sex. An attentive lesbian tenant is played by none other than Erika Blanc. The movie’s title which translates as “The Nude Porter” is a spoof on Liliana Cavani’s “The Night Porter,” while the plot is somewhat indebted to Roman Polanski’s then-contemporary “What” (which owed its own debt to Will Elder and Harvey Kurtzman’s “Little Annie Fannie”). There’s also a psychedelic drug party where Miracle gets groped.
“La Portiera Nuda” isn’t listed on the IMDb as Miracle’s first movie, but it was made before Aldo Lado’s “The Night Train Murders” and then shelved for a couple of years until her Golden Globe win as Best Screen Newcomer in “Midnight Express” gave this frankly raggedy-assed movie a brief window of exploitability. To the best of my knowledge, it has been released on video only once, as an Italian VHS tape from General Video. This hard-matted, non-anamorphic 1.85:1 copy is in Italian with no subtitles.