Walerian Borowczyk – Les Heroines du Mal AKA Heroines of Evil AKA Three Immoral Women (1979)
Each of the three women in this film shows a tendency to kill their human lovers, and two of them evince a sexual attachment to their pets. In the first story, the model for artist Raphael seduces and kills Raphael and another man. In the second, a girl with a suspiciously satisfying relationship with her pet rabbit murders her parents for killing her bunny. Finally, Marie has a dog whose unusual means of effecting her rescue not only saves her from a kidnapper, but gets her out of an unhappy marriage.
-All Movie Guide
Legendary filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk directs this trio of historical erotica. Each of the three women in this film shows a tendency to kill their human lovers, and two of them evince a sexual attachment to their pets.
The first film features Marina Pierro as a woman who inspires more than just creativity in the minds (and loins) of the men of ancient Rome. In the second offering, a young woman develops an erotic obsession with her beloved rabbit in France in the 1700s. The third and final film centers on a rape victim who finds unexpected relief in the form of an animal friend.
IMMORAL WOMEN, therefore, provides many of Borowczyk’s typical ingredients – filmed in his traditional dreamy soft-focus and set to the equally familiar strains of a harpsichord/synthesizer-based score: sexualized objects, suggestions of bestiality, a depraved religious environment (which includes depicting Michelangelo as a neurotic homosexual given to liberating bouts of mud-slinging!), snooty bourgeoisie, etc.