Alex de Renzy - creator of Femmes DeSade and Long Jeanne Silver - has created a documentary "documenting" the absurd sexual rite of copulating with animals. He opens quite tediously explaining how it used to be a fad and furthers his trial and error by explaining quite boldly that it's more compliant in women. He more or less calls women inter-species whores which really gave me a chuckle here and there.
This monotone dialogue goes on for what seems to be countless hours until he gets on to interviewing a lone girl who is in the shadows. Her identity has been concealed and de Renzy swears that she has an interesting story to tell. The woman begins a story about how she was a youth living in the US who decides to visit Morocco (I believe) for cheap hash. She explains how she is picked up by a group of Arabs and brought back to a warehouse and forced to repeatedly screw up to 4 guys at a time.
She sobbingly exclaims she switched numerous warehouses and was in circulation for 18 months. The narrator shows no remorse for this girl and presses horrifying questions forcing her to talk about how she had to fellate upon dogs in order to get her freedom. With no money in Morocco, she had to become a prostitute to contact the United States Embassy. While the authenticity of this claim can be argued, it still is indeed monstrous to view a crying girl tell while the narrator pressures her asking very violating questions.
What just was presented was the introduction. The second half of the forty-minute long feature is footage of Bodil "The Boar Girl" Joensen explaining her love for animals and then demonstrating this by, slowly, making love to her domesticated canine. Never in my life have I been as sickened as by what I just saw. I fast-forwarded through this scene in complete disgust. I have no right to judge a soul but honestly, What the fuck!?
Animal Lover has only been shown once in the states. It was shown in seedy cinema's in San Francisco. This of course resulted in a 5 month jail sentence for the theater manager (Or so I'm told). Animal Lover begins with aspirations to be a wealthy documentary, rich with knowledge, but quickly descends into being pure exploitation filth. This is easily passable and outrageously sickening. For a more artful production, A Summer's Day is recommendable, but only if the subject interests you.