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1 October 1976 (West Germany) See more »
Gerard Damiano's... is the Story of Love
A millionaire begins a sadomasochistic relationship with a naive young woman. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jamie Gillis ... Jason
Terri Hall ... Joanna
Zebedy Colt ... Griffin
Juliet Graham ... Gena
Steven Lark ... Dancer
John Bush ... The Men (as John Busche)
John Koven ... The Men
Bob Stevens ... The Men (as Roy Carlton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerard Damiano ... First Guy Served at Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerard Damiano 
Writing credits
Gerard Damiano (written by)

Dominique Aury  novel ('Story of O') (uncredited)

Produced by
Gerard Damiano .... producer
Cinematography by
João Fernandes  (as Harry Flecks)
Art Direction by
Tydis Brown 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Edward D.M. Jackson Jr. .... makeup artist
Production Management
Irving Graham .... production manager
Douglas Milt .... production manager
Sound Department
Michael Fisk .... boom man
Glenn Hizer .... sound recordist (as Glen Hizer)
Special Effects by
Edward D.M. Jackson Jr. .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
John Kraft .... electrician
James Metcal .... gaffer (as Jim Metcal)
James Metcal .... second camera (as Jim Metcal)
Robert Michaels .... assistant camera (as Robert Michael)
Ken Rubin .... key grip
Jonathan Sarno .... grip (as Johnathan Sarno)
Theo Tria .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jillayne .... wardrobe
Music Department
Zebedy Colt .... supervisor: musical score (as Edward Earle)
Gerard Damiano .... editor: musical score
Other crew
Betsy .... commissary
Margot Channing .... continuity
F.H. Gwinn .... commissary
Mindy .... commissary
James Rattigan .... production assistant
Barbara Walton .... assistant to producer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Estória de Joana" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Die Story von Joanna" - West Germany
"Historien om Joanna" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"I aftokratoria tis sarkas" - Greece (reissue title)
"I istoria tis Joanne" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"La historia de Joanna" - Spain (video title)
"The World of Joanna" - Italy (imdb display title)
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84 min
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Referenced in Paul, Lisa and Caroline (1977)See more »
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Average Hardcore Flick, 7 May 2014
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Story of Joanna (1975)

** (out of 4)

Gerard Damiano's take on "The Story of O" has millionaire Jason (Jamie Gillis) meeting Joanna (Terri Hall) in a club and soon he takes her home where he sexually humiliates her. At first Joanna is turned off by this but soon she starts to feel something and wants to experience more. THE STORY OF JOANNA isn't as well-known as some of the director's other films from this era like DEEP THROAT and THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES and I think it's pretty easy to see why. This one here is certainly a lot darker and contains some rougher elements that I'm sure most casual porn fans of the day weren't overly interested in. In fact, the film doesn't have its first sex scene until nearly fifteen-minutes into the movie and there's even a male-on-male encounter towards the end of the picture, which I'm sure shocked 1975 crowds, although it won't play that way today. For the most part this is a fairly average porn movie that has a few interesting ideas but nothing great ever comes from the story. I've seen several adaptations of "The Story of O" and I must admit that I really haven't been a major fan of any of them. The screenplay here just isn't interesting enough and neither of the main characters are written well enough to where you even care. Even worse is that I found many of the sex scenes to be rather boring without any erotic nature to them. For the most part I found Gillis to be good in his role but Hall just doesn't work at all. With that said, I think the film is well-directed and there's no doubt that Damiano has a certain eye for this type of film. If the story grabs you then I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot more.

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