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.