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Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

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Language  English
A poster of the 1976 film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven"

Director  Radley Metzger (as Henry Paris)
Release date  March, 1976

Similar  Barbara Broadcast, Alice in Wonderland (1976 film), Mona the Virgin Nymph

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The Opening of Misty Beethoven is an American adult pornographic film released in 1976. It was produced with a relatively high budget and filmed on elaborate locations in Paris, New York City and Rome with a musical score, and owes much to its fastidious director Radley Metzger (directing this film as "Henry Paris"). According to award-winning author Toni Bentley, The Opening of Misty Beethoven is considered the "crown jewel" of the Golden Age of Porn.

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Plot

A poster of the 1976 film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven"

In an adult erotic take-off of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion (and its derivative My Fair Lady), the film is about a sexologist who tries transforming a low-skilled prostitute into a goddess of passion. While he tries to prepare her to seduce a gay male artist (Casey Donovan), it is he for whom she develops feelings. In this film, Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion) is replaced by Dr. Seymour Love, the sexologist, played by Jamie Gillis. Eliza Doolittle (of Pygmalion) becomes Dolores "Misty" Beethoven, who is played by Constance Money, and Colonel Pickering becomes Geraldine Rich, played by Jacqueline Beudant. During the film, Misty achieves "elevation" better than Love and Rich had hoped and then cuts them off, as in George Bernard Shaw's play. However, this film then sees Misty return, take over for Dr. Love, and run the "school". Dr. Love is present but in a very subservient position. It is clearly Misty that is in charge by this time.

Cast

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  • Constance Money as Misty Beethoven
  • Jamie Gillis as Dr. Seymour Love
  • Calvin Culver (aka Casey Donovan) as Jacque Beudant, art dealer
  • Jacqueline Beudant as Geraldine Rich
  • Gloria Leonard as Barbara Layman
  • Terri Hall as Tanya
  • 2012 restoration

    A poster of the 1976 film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" featuring Constance Money

    In 2012, DistribPix oversaw a complete restoration of the film, with the full cooperation of the director. The result had a limited exhibition in theaters, but the main outcome of the project was the first-ever official DVD and Blu-ray releases. In addition, a fully annotated CD soundtrack was released. A listing of the music on the film soundtrack was released earlier.

    Awards

    A poster of the 1976 film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven" featuring Constance Money

    Awards from the Adult Film Association of America:

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  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Radley Metzger as "Henry Paris")
  • Best Actor (Jamie Gillis)
  • Best Screenplay (Radley Metzger as "Jake Barnes")
  • Best Editing (Bonnie Karrin)
  • Other awards

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  • 2002 AVN Award - "Best Classic DVD"
  • The film was one of the first to be inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame.
  • Remake

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    In 2004, Misty Beethoven: The Musical!, a musical remake, was released. It featured Sunset Thomas, Randy Spears, Julie Meadows, Asia Carrera, Chloe, Dave Cummings, Mike Horner, Evan Stone and Tyce Bune. It was directed by Veronica Hart. The film won the 2004 XRCO Award for "Best comedy or Parody" and the 2005 AVN Award for "Best Sex Comedy".


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    The back cover of the Bluray Disc of the 1976 film "The Opening of Misty Beethoven"


    References

    The Opening of Misty Beethoven Wikipedia
    The Opening of Misty Beethoven IMDb The Opening of Misty Beethoven themoviedb.org