TYROLEAN SEX | Offscreen
We prolong the holiday theme of the previous two B-to-Z editions with a new destination. After Saint-Tropez and Hong Kong, we are now heading to the meadowy regions of the Alps.
Tyrolean sex films were a phenomenon in the 1970s when soft-erotic pictures from Germany and other neighboring countries lured mass audiences to local cinemas, sometimes generating a quarter of their entire turnover. These movies were not only geographically questionable (because most of them took place in Bavaria, Germany's most conservative region) but questionable in and of themselves. Nowadays, it's the nostalgic camp factor that makes us enjoy these lederhosen films, and not so much its potential for sexual arousal. Even though they showcase pretty girls with cleavages as deep as the surrounding gorges, a high amount of pubic hair, and rugged farmers shagging in haystacks, they are pretty tame compared to contemporary standards.
They took their cue from the semi-documentary “Hausfrauen” and “Schulmädchen Report” films that played with the cliches of the Heimat movies. Stories with catching titles such as “Auf der Alm da gibt's koa Sün” or “Beim Jodeln juckt die Lederhose” are often superficial and far-fetched, with the type of humor that makes your mouth drop open from stupidity. But the landscapes are breathtaking, and the success of these films made the Alpine inhabitants of that time concerned with the reputation of their region. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the setting of sex movies became more Mediterranean and exotic. The rise of video and the decline of the neighborhood movie theater gave the genre its final death blow.
The second part of the hugely successful “Ließbesgrüe aus der Lederhose” series joyfully follows the same mountain trail. Two miners from the Ruhr region have booked an all-in holiday in the Bavarian Alps and think the local beauties are part of the package.