Wednesday, June 26, 2013

When Women Had Tails

Sometime in the past, I speculated on the actual procedures of paleolithic courtship: did it involve the guy bopping his potential mate and dragging her off to some cave or other shelter somewhere, or was it done romantically with flowers and other offerings?

I will confess, I can't be certain; but the romantic spirit in me prefers the latter.  And I'm reminded of the bowerbird's courtship; the male constructs an elaborate bower, and decorates it with various found (or stolen) objects, preferably blue ones.  The female then chooses whether he is her mate or not.  Likewise, the splendid bird of paradise has the male do an elaborate courtship dance to win the female's favor.  Surely, even cavemen could figure out some advantages of following the lead of these experienced courters!

Anyway, I found reference to an old movie, Quando le Donne Avevano la Coda (When Women Had Tails), starring Giuliano Gemma and Senta Berger.  The plot of this oldie (1970) centers around a group of seven prehistoric guys trapping in a pit a woman who had a tail!  They debate as to whether to eat her; but she teaches one some other possibilities. 

Yes, it was lowbrow sexy comedy like the Italians could do it; even when the guy attempts to mate with her,  heassumes a supine pose above her rather than prone!   (Maybe the Missionaries did a service millenia later by giving effective coaching in this important life skill!)



 
If you would like to watch the original in its entirety, just go to YouTube.  Warning: It's 1:42 long, in Italian, and a lot of lame humor transpires!  It has a happy ending, don't fear.
 
 

12 comments:

Grand Crapaud said...

A low budget movie, probably. Netflix?

John Hill said...

Capture and conquer might be simpler than courtship initially, but all things have their hazards.

Meredith said...

I might give this one a try sometime.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Senta Berger was pretty hot!

MarkD60 said...

I'm going to look for this movie, with subtitles.

TexWisGirl said...

i think i'll pass on this one and just watch the birds of paradise doc instead. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

TexWisGirl, here's a You Tube link to this species' mating dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dx2CUMtZ-0

Mike said...

That is one big booty call at the end.

Duckbutt said...

I actually remember this flick's title when it came out. Needless to say, it didn't play downtown or at the art houses!

Bilbo said...

Well, what did the men have? Don't answer that.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Some of the acting looked pretty awful!

Atomic Dog said...

Some of it was comic. in a low-brow sense.