Fragments of Fear - A Giallo Podcast

Episode 2 - So Sweet… So Perverse

November 3, 2019

So Sweet... So Perverse (1969)

In this month’s episode of Fragments of Fear we take our first foray into the work of prolific Italian genre film director, Umberto Lenzi, delving into the second of his gialli with American actress Carroll Baker; Così dolce, Così perversa aka So Sweet… So Perverse (1969). We discuss one of the most influential but unsung figures of the giallo; Luciano Martino, examine the various strands of the 1960s giallo and look at the core themes at the heart of the film from its erotic nature and changing gender politics to Lenzi’s critique of class and portrayal of the ennui of the bourgeoise.