The original title of this film is "I Mavri Emmanouella," which means, in Greek, "The Black Emmanuelle." Obviously, that would be meaningless in other markets, but as the first Greek-directed (by Ilias Mylonakos) "Emanuelle," it makes sense. A few things to note, then: 1) The "Emanuelle" label was not retroactively slapped on for sale in other markets. 2) Although the Em(m)anuelle name is there from the start, this can't be called part of the Italian Emanuelle Nera series. 3) Compared to the Italian Emanuelle-s—and despite Italian movies by the likes of D'Amato having a bit of a brutal side—this Greek one is more violent. Shall we say, more "sadistic"?—if that is being referenced in one of the English, German etc. titles, "Queen of Sados." It is also called _Emanuelle: Queen Bitch_! Laura Gemser, playing "Emmanuella Brindisi," has a violent, abusive husband, whom she has killed. She has a daughter who is raped, and whom Emmanuella avenges. Gemser is subjected to harder or sleazier than usual sex scenes, and, at that, with someone else than her husband Tinti. This all comes after, we've seen recently in 1979 material, that Laura was trying to break out of the erotica-sleaze movies. Honestly, this was probably her roughest, most sexually-negative film to date—which must have been trying given recent success with Just Jaeckin's art film (_Collections Privées_), the recently shot popcorn movie _Bushido Blade_ and the light-hearted Italian sex-comedies. That being said, the time of this film's release, February 1980, seems to have been something of a high-point for vice-ridden films. _Cannibal Holocaust_, for example, was released that same month; the fun-loving sexuality of the 70s exploitation cinema was turning into violence and sexual violence in the early 80s.
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