The Defilers

Key early scene from the classic grindhouse roughie “The Defilers” (1965). In contrast to the crude, amateurish New York sexploitation films (see “Olga’s House of Shame” clips), this is the first Hollywood roughie with a developed storyline, characters, and slick production (despite a budget of only $11,000). In other words, a low-budget film that doesn’t look cheap. This also appears to be the first movie with a sexual sadist using corporal punishment (spanking) as foreplay — as well as defiant-to-compliant masochism (on the part of the girl in this scene). Shocking and groundbreaking for its time, this film solidified a formula that has been used in countless exploitation and horror films.

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