La Diosa Virgen (1974)

You may have noticed that there are two tropes so often at work this week: alien women who battle the men of Earth and H. Rider Haggard’s She. This is another of the latter, a white jungle goddess being attended to by the native populace. As long as she remains a virgin, she can live forever. And then the men of the outside world visit.

Isabel Sarli plays the Virgin Goddess of the title. She was discovered by filmmaker Armando Bo* — who is Hans in this movie — and became this muse, starring in his film El Trueno Entre Las Hojas, a movie whose nude scenes scandalized Argentina.

South African filmmaker Dirk de Villiers wrote, produced, directed and even appears in this movie. James Ryan also shows up, who is in the much better Kill and Kill Again and the just as bad as this if not worse film Space Mutiny.

*Armando’s son Victor is also in this movie and plays his father’s lover’s — in real life —  lover — in the movie. His son Armando would go on to write Birdman.

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