This is one of his best. An obsessive, ambitious and melodramatic fashion photographer, Henning, slowly loses his cool over two models in his employ, Joyce and Leslie, who Freud (and Joe Sarno) would say represent Sodom and Gomorrah within his mind. Both are attractive, one's falling in love with him while the other is slowly, deviously worming her way into his psyche to unravel his world .
Driven in a quest for artistic glory, he's encouraged by his agent to produce a volume of erotic nudes showcasing the perfect layouts for his favorite model, Leslie. He can't seem to get exactly what he wants from her photos, and then the mysterious Joyce appears on the scene. She has no money or place to stay, so Henning takes her in and she takes him in to her web of deceitful agendas, bisexual manipulations and ruinous intent.
There are also a handful of other models he photographs in the nude, two of which also succumb to the cat-like clutches of the vixen in various trysts. The minx plays havoc with his lifestyle, professional and personal love life without his awareness, as he's too wrapped up in his 'groovy' pictures to notice. (As the jazz giant Miles Davis used to say, "That's why they call 'em 'bitches' - 'cause bitches are treacherous").
The B+W (and the lens man's hairy back) will turn most of you away from viewing, but I'm old enough to appreciate the nuances that black and white imagery brings to the table. The nudity is plentiful; the babes easy on the eyes and the picture and contrast are great for a flick of its age, though there is some faint audio hissing in the background. There's some campy African drumming underscoring the 'primal' sexual passages onscreen, and the dialogue is a 'gas'. This, and 'Daddy Darling' are, in my opinion, Joe Sarno's best works from the 60's.
At the conclusion of the film, we see a man destroyed, sacrificed to his passions, consumed by a 'wicked jezebel' who came, saw, and conquered without reason, remorse or repentance. Fans of 60's classier skin flicks will be 'Sodom'-ized by Sarno's soapbox sex saga. Dig it, man, it's pretty far out.