Gloria Guida plays a virginal 16-year-old schoolgirl and
one of her male classmates is trying to seduce her, when he is not pimping out
her female classmates to rich businessmen. She finally decides to surrender her
virginity only to find out that he wasn't worth it. Then she is nearly raped by
an older man who was supposed to be a friend of hers. It is at this point that
she decides her body is a marketable commodity.
La Ragazzina was Gloria Guida's screen debut, made the same year she was
crowned Miss Teenage Italy, and she does not disappoint in the nudity department
by offering many lingering looks at her lovely breasts. Unfortunately, the
only existing DVD offers only German audio with no
subtitles. Since the film is
rather talky, the language represents a barrier to those who do not speak German.
It is also a very grainy transfer,
but the problems may be overlooked by certain niche buyers. Since this was
Gloria's first screen role, and the nudity is delightful, the film can be
reasonably recommended to those who are interested in Gloria or the Italian
B-movies of the seventies.
Mario Imperoli, who wrote and directed both this film and a second Guida film
called Blue Jeans, probably symbolizes the
second-tier Italian filmmaking of the seventies as well as anyone. He only made
B-movies and he only made them in the seventies, having had that description
permanently sealed when he died on Christmas Eve in 1977, aged only 46.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
If you speak German, it's a C, a competent genre film. If you
do not, it's a C-, of interest only to Gloria Guida fans, with
all others warned off.
- Gloria Guida shows breast and buns
- The uncredited actress playing her mother does full frontal and rear