The rich but lonely Doriana Grey (Lina Romay) lives in an old castle together with her servant Ziros. An American reporter (Monica Swinn) visits her to write an article which might also help Doriana uncover a mysterious secret buried in her past. The secret turns out to be a twin sister who is hidden in a psychiatric hospital, run by the mysterious Dr. Orloff.
Born as Siamese twins but separated after birth, Doriana suffered some sort of sexual trauma, while her sister’s became mentally defective. Doriana is a frigid sex vampire, telepathically connected to her twin sister who actually experiences the orgasms which elude Doriana. Ziros supplies Doriana with victims. Drawn to their sexual activity, Doriana appears to suck the life force out of her victim’s genitalia in search of the ultimate sexual climax. Doriana finally sees only one solution to her suffering. She visits her twin sister to make love to her and suck out her vitality and sexual power –xploitedcinema
He was only 6 years old when he started composing music under the protection of his brother Enrique. After the Spanish Civil War, he was able to continue his studies at the Real Conservatorio de Madrid, where he finished piano and harmony. Being a Bachelor of Law and a easy-read novel writer (under the pseudonym David Khume), he signed on to enter the Instituto de Investigaciones y Experiencias Cinematográicas (IIEC), where he was only for two years, while he worked simultaneously as a director and theatre actor. Later, he went to Paris to study directing techniques at the I.D.H.E.C. (University of Sorbonne), where he used to go into seclusion during hours to watch films at the film archive. Back to Spain, he started his huge cinematographic work as a composer, with Cómicos (1954) and El hombre que viajaba despacito (1957), and later worked as an assistant director to Juan Antonio Bardem, León Klimovsky, Luis Saslavsky, Julio Bracho, Fernando Soler and Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent… read more
One of Franco's rarest but best, Lina Romay gives a superb dual performance: once as the lonely rich title role, the other as her mentally ill twin sister. Beautifully shot and extermely erotic, it remains one of my four all-time favorites by Franco (which the first three are Soledad Miranda's last three). It's a shame that they haven't released more copies of this on DVD but still you can find it on amazon.