I can’t think of another director as intimately identified with the female ass as Tinto Brass. There’s ‘ass’ is in his name, for chrissakes. He rhymes with his own obsession! All Ladies Do It (Cosi Fan Tutte) features plenty of ass, and everything else too, shot in the inimitable Tinto Brass way, from as many revealing angles as possible.
It stars Claudia Koll and her asshole (hey that rhymes as well). She plays Diana, who is deeply in love with her husband Paolo, but feels the need to enhance her sex life outside of marriage. She sees it as her right as a woman to seek out a meaningless quick fuck (translated as “a happy banging” in the subtitles) when the fancy strikes her, just as men have been able to for centuries. “I want to live more fully, more intensely,” she cries.
Diana goes to a high-class party in Rome and meets the mysterious Alphonse (Brass regular Franco Branciaroli) who turns out to be an ass-man. Are you ever in the right movie, sir! Claiming that “people are the reflection of their asses,” he takes her into the bathroom, bends her over, and does his best crystal ball technique reading her fortune on an orb of a different sort. He spreads her ass and pays attention to her little button, giving it a lick or two. Just before things get hot and heavy, someone interrupts them and Diana runs away. But her mind is enflamed. Back home, she tells Paolo the story, and it turns him on. He listens to her tales of near infidelity, but he assumes that she’s just making it up.
Next thing you know, Diana’s aunt dies, and leaves her a pied-a-terre in Venice, perfect for secret trysts. Diana learns that her aunt had many lovers and left many records of her lovemaking, including some home movies that she and Paolo watch while masturbating together. She meets Alphonse again and determines to finish the deed with him once and for all.
Needless to say, as in any Tinto Brass movie, the nudity is explicit. Koll is dark-eyed and quite beautiful. Most of her nude scenes involve bending over and displaying what I like to call the upside-down exclamation point. ¡Ay carumba! There are some other women in the movie, but mostly it’s the Claudia Koll show. As usual, when a guy’s erect penis is on display, it’s usually an obvious plastic fake, although there are some real penii to be seen here and there. There’s even some hardcore action in the background on a television, and at a swingers’ party at the end of the movie.
Cult Epics adds some nice content to the DVDs special features. There’s a few outtakes to watch, pictures and trailers, and an excerpt from an interview with Tinto himself. He provides a revealing look into his casting process, mentioning how he will drop a penny on the ground and ask his prospective stars to bend over and pick it up, just to see how appropriate she will be for the film. Bless you Tinto, but what a wretch you are!