|Tattooed Flower Vase (1976)|
|Starring:||Naomi Tani, Takako Kitagawa, Shin Nakamaru, and Genshu Hanayagi|
Tattooed Flower Vase is a relatively early roman porno title that catches the genre in the midst of its change from being big budget classy erotic films and turning into the more exploitative subgenre that it would eventually become. While this is certainly not a movie that you want to turn on whenever you invite the family over, Tattooed Flower Vase does seem a bit tame in comparison to some later productions. However, what it might lack in exploitative elements, it makes up for with pure sensuality. Naomi Tani may not find herself bound and gagged within this particular feature, but she instead manages to excite just about every red blooded heterosexual male in the audience. Her transition within the film is far from subtle and this change is where her sexiness comes from. She starts off as the quiet and subservient female, but once she makes her twist within the film, she becomes a force of pure sensuality. Covering herself in tattoos and showing off her curvy body, Tattooed Flower Vase is a brave performance from an actress who believed in her sexuality and was able to turn her simplest movements into erotic poetry.