Welcome to the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of posts entitled: Films I’ve Seen That Contain Underage Nudity. How regular a feature this will be, I cannot say. I guess it depends on how many European art films I have time to watch. Any excuse to get kids out of their kit with those guys.
Our first entry- El Castillo de la Pureza (AKA Castle of Purity)- is like the Mexican precursor to Giorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth. It is the story of a man who locks his family inside their home to protect them from the evils of the world. Made almost forty years prior to Dogtooth, Castillo still manages to out-shock that film by including a seemingly unnecessary (read: sexy) scene of a ten year-old girl and her sister taking a shower. But do not be decieved, this moment of voyeurism serves to cast the viewer in the role of lecherous outsider, thereby making a case for the actions of the father. It is a neat little cinematic trick, and a great excuse to film some underage trimless trim!
You could never get away with this in an American film, which is why foreign cinema will always be superior. As an added bonus, Castillo is also chock-full of brother/sister sexual tension. The wrath of Father is incurred when he finds out his son has been touching sister’s pussy parts. Let this be a lesson to you, Papa. When hormones run awry, fingers will find the pie!