I made the mistake of ordering the unrated English version (ASIN: B000F0UUD2) instead of the unrated and UNCENSORED Italian version (ASIN: B000F0UUCS). The Italian version has English subtitles and is one minute longer. Trust me, you'll want that extra minute.
Great film! Yuliya Mayarchuk is so stunningly beautiful in this. Cheeky! (AKA: TRANsgreDIRE) and Frivolous Lola (AKA: Monella) are probably my favorite Tinto Brass films. Brass sure knows how to pick his lead actresses!
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188 of 193 people found the following review helpful
Venetians head to London!June 11 2007
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Have you ever bought a DVD that delivered EXACTLY what you were expecting? It's a good feeling, huh? Well, that's what CHEEKY did for me. I bought it for a surplus of nudity, and that's what I got! In addition, the movie is also a lot of fun and has some comical scenes in it.
Yuliya Mayarchuk is absolutely stunning as the main character (Carla). She travels from Italy to London where she plans to wait for her boyfriend to arrive. Along the way, some mis-understandings lead to a thrill ride of sexual mis-adventures. Mayarchuk is nude thru most of the movie, which is just fine w/me. Sometimes there's no particular reason for her to be naked, but she is anyway. That's just fine w/me too! She is absolutely adorable.
In this day & age when it seems like the whole world is falling apart, DVDs like CHEEKY are extra-important as they form an avenue of escapism. If you want a movie that is full of mindless fun and lots of gorgeous naked women, then this one should be at the top of your wishlist!
97 of 110 people found the following review helpful
Cheeky - Erotica from the Master - Tinto BrassOct. 20 2006
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Cheeky, released in Europe by the name Trasgredire, is a good name for this farcical romp because there is a strong emphasis on cheeks. Women's that is and not the facial kind.
The feature opens with our heroine(?), Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) briskly strolling though Hyde Park, observing amorous couples in various states of passion, (something I seem to miss on my jaunts through a park) when a typical flasher opens his trench coat and exhibits his faux penis to Carla. Was she shocked? Did she run? No, she smiled and lifted up her flimsy miniskirt and a flashed her beaver back at him. In a way it was funny as it was meant to be but it gives you an idea about the inanity of the movie.
Carla has moved from her home of Italy, for some undisclosed reason, to London. Her boyfriend Matteo (Jarno Berardi) is supposed to join her and she needs to find somewhere to live. She encounters a real estate agent named Moira (Francesca Nunzi) a lesbian who fancies her and provides a huge apartment for two pounds a month or something like that. In the meantime Matteo's good friend tells him that women always fool around when they are away and gets him jealous.
Meanwhile, Moira is after Carla. They play around a little but Carla draws the line. She tells Moira she likes men. She likes co*ks. Afterward she goes to a party with Moira and meets and has sex with Moira's ex-husband. No, I didn't get it either - a lesbian having a husband. For those into randy scenes this party was a gem, with the exposed bottoms of several women lined up on a couch and a couple other explicit genitalia shots. I do believe the all male shots were done with fake paraphernalia though.
Things aren't going to well between Carla and Matteo. After discovering a photo of Carla laying in sand in the buff he flies all the way to London to confront with the picture. She lays the story on him that it was her boyfriend but Matteo discovers that she was seeing the other guy at the same time as he. He then demands if she has any other secrets and she tells him how she had sex with his friend.
Disgusted he leaves and takes a walk through the same Hyde Park in which the movie opened and he also sees amorous couples and passion. (gotta go to Hyde Park) Watching one amorous couple he discovers he isn't the only voyeur. Another man is watching who informs Matteo that the woman is his wife. Matteo the seems to have an epiphany and goes back to Carla. He tells her it's alright if she wants to cheat on him, as long as she's open about it. The End.
I did have a problem with the last part but I didn't watch the movie for the story. Let's face it the story is incidental to the nudity and action.
It's hard to give a bad or even average rating to a movie that you watched a second time. On reflection, it wasn't very good. The story was lacking and the acting was lackluster yet it seemed redeemed somewhat in my eyes by it's audacity and incredibly naughtiness.
Ultimately, it seemed like the movie was created to showcase and built around the perky, attractive Russian star - Yuliya Mayarchuk. Not a bad subject to build a softcore movie around. Yuliya is svelte yet shapely and looks great without her clothes. One of the highlights of the film for me was when Yuliya, Who has a strong resemblance to Reese Whitherspoon, performed a reverse strip tease.
Cheeky was the first Tinto Brass movie I've seen since I viewed the raunchy Caligula. It was dubbed in English but the European version Trasgredire, is in a foreign language with or without subtitles.
Tinto brass makes a couple cameo appearances in the movie. He may have even beet the flasher in the beginning. The flasher was wearing a Groucho Marx style mask.
Like I said. It's not a particularly good movie but there is something there that grabbed me. Rating 4 stars.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
A Tale About TailsAug. 2 2007
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Carla (played by Russian born actress Yuliya Mayarchuk) lives in Venice and is madly in love with her boyfriend Matteo (Jarno Berardi.) When the film begins, Carla recently arrived in London and is working as a receptionist at a London hotel. The couple plans that Matteo will travel to England where he will join Carla in a short period of time. Implementing this plan, however, becomes problematic - - First, Carla is incredibly beautiful, is easily aroused sexually, and has a penchant for dressing provocatively. The first time we see her, while walking through Hyde Park, she is wearing a see-through skirt, with no underwear -- at her next appearance in public, she wears unbelievably brief short shorts. It is therefore not surprising that nearly everyone she encounters attempts to seduce her. This includes her female real estate agent and the agent's former husband. At first, Carla resists, but ultimately she succumbs. Later, however, she makes clear to the female realtor that she is interested in males, not women.
Meanwhile, back in Venice, Matteo stumbles on evidence which suggests that Carla was unfaithful even before she traveled to London. He argues with Carla during a phone conversation and calls off his trip to London. Then, after reconsidering the matter, he appears unannounced at Carla's flat in London to bring matters to a head. This film examines the question of whether infidelity by a female partner, and then lying about it, can be beneficial to a relationship. I will not reveal the answer here to avoid spoiling your potential enjoyment of the storyline.
But alas, this film is not really about relationships - - it is soft core pornography and is focused on sex. Be aware, however, that this film is about as hard as soft core can go without crossing the line. No actual penetration is visible, but both female and male genitalia are shown throughout the film.
The movie is shot on "film" and the production values are high. It appears to have been filmed on location in both London and Venice. The transfer to DVD and the DVD sound (two channel stereo) are also very good.
Carla spends a very large part of the film wearing little or no clothing and the camera studies her perfect face and body in great detail. There is also a bevy of additional attractive females appearing throughout the film in various stages of undress and totally nude on multiple occasions. As the cover of the DVD case suggests, the director Tinto Brass pays special attention to the female derriere in his camera shots.
Watching Yuliya Mayarchuk (Carla) alone is worth the price of this DVD. Combining this with a credible semblance of a plot, high production values, and wall to wall nudity gives this film a five star rating, in my opinion. My only complaint is that the film is in Italian, with English subtitles, and reading the dialogue, which often proceeds at a fast clip, sometimes makes it difficult to keep up with the visual action. However, this is a DVD and the rewind button is designed to handle this kind of problem.
47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Uneven film, very erotic at times, but flawed nonethelessAug. 10 2006
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Director Tinto Brass has a very real admiration for the female behind which makes his films enjoyable to watch if you share this attraction. And in this particular film he adds a girl-pursues-girl element which I especially enjoyed!
Basically, the plot centers around beautiful blonde Carla (Yuliya Mayarchuk) who moves to London and needs to find a place to stay. Sexy older woman Moira (Francesca Nunzi) develops an immediate attraction for the pretty younger girl and seduces her. This was nice, but I thought the groping was somewhat clumsier than it needed to be. There were several brief scenes involving Carla and Moira, and they were the best parts of this film.
The rest of the plotline was mostly forgettable. The Italian-to-English dubbing was so-so at best. I only wish Tinto Brass directed more scenes involving women seducing other women.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Cheeky bottoms up to it's title.March 25 2007
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As a moderate fan of Tinto Brass and his lascivious cinematic repertoire, I find this film to be one of his more satisfyingly executed endeavors. I'm a huge fan of artistic cinematic erotica, and Tinto satisfies this taste one hundred percent in "Cheeky". The lead role is terrifically cast with the stunning Yuliya Mayarchuk, who plays the part with a charm and an overblown unabashed naughty disposition (the kind of woman that many a man fantasize about, but nery admit to)that any man or woman would find incredibly difficult to resist. The plot, of course, is designed to give the sexually mischievous Carla opportunities to tease and show off her wares whenever the opportunity presents itself, as her character is on a little adventure of sexual curiosity. If you're a fan of Tinto Brass, you'll know that he focuses a lot of his efforts on the feminine derriere. If such is your desire, this movie will not disappoint you, as there are a plethora of bare bottoms to be exhibited throughout, most of which arbitrary, and all of which aesthetically presented in Tinto's cinematic touch that enhances the eroticism of the subject into an elegant admiration. The overdubbing is comical, but has a sense of charm, especially in Carla's over-the-top squeaky naughty-girl voice and giggles. Overall the movie contains lots of saucy scenes, with Carla tasting her desires for both men and women, expertly executed for the height of the eroticism they project. Lots of nudity from the gorgeous Yuliya and others, and enough bare bottoms to cause double vision.
I highly recommend this film for any Tinto Brass fan, or anyone seeking an aesthetical artistic erotic cinematic adventure with a silly, amusing charm.