Midnight Party (a.k.a. Lady porno, La coccolona) is a 1976 cult film by Jess Franco. Lina Romay stars as Sylvia, a stripper who attends a party where the theme is a mock spy adventure. Unfortunately, Sylvia soon finds herself involved in a real espionage adventure when she is chased by Radeck, Agent 008 (Franco). Monica Swinn, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Deher (a.k.a. Evelyne Scott), and Claude Boisson (a.k.a. Yul Sanders) also appear in this amusing porno film which allows its actors to frequently speak directly to the audience.
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
By far the silliest Franco film I've ever seen, which is saying something. At times, the gulf between what's happening on screen and the score is so surreal, it's almost Robert Downey Sr.-esque. Lots of stuff you don't see in other Franco films - Lina's talking to the audience framing device, lots of breaking the fourth wall. A strange, meta little movie.