Cinema Junkies

Published on September 20th, 2014 | by Irina Vega


The ages of Lulú – Cinema Junkies

In 1990, the recently deceased film director Bigas Luna made the movie The Ages of Lulu, and adaptation of the successful and awarded book with the same title, written by Almudena Grandes a few years before.


The movie tells us the story of Lulu, an innocent 15-year-old girl who discovers sex because of an accident with his brother.

The action takes place in the seventies and Pablo, with a concert of the band Sirex as an excuse, takes Lulu home and ends up shaving her pussy. She makes his first fellatio and they fuck. That’s how she starts a trip to the unknown land of extreme sex.


Pablo goes away for some time but, when he returns, Lulu and he get married and they start trying all kinds of perversions, from fucking with transvestites to threesomes and incest with Lulu’s brother. They have a big row and Lulu leaves and starts wandering in the subworld of prostitution, always as a client but demanding the most wicked things. One night, tired of everything, she walks into a gay bar and pays three guys to fuck her while they also fuck each other. She gets so horny that she decides to follow this path, but at some point she needs money and gets involved in a problem with a very dangerous man who will end up forcing her to make a very particular and extreme BDSM show.


Bigas Luna is known for his being dirty and brilliant when shooting sex scenes, so he made a very transgressive movie where he showed all the pussies and cocks he wanted, without real sex. The role of Lulu was to be played by a young Angela Molina, although it was finally played by Francesca Neri, who we have been able to see later in Hollywood productions like Collateral Damage, with Arnold Schwarznegger, or Hannibal, with Anthony Hopkins. She also played in the dreadful adaptation of Captain America from the master of plagiarism in the 80s, Cannon Group.

Francesca had to look 15 at the beginning because it is set in the 70s, but as the movie tells the story of her life, we will see her different aspects and ages until the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s. Another star in the film is a young Javier Bardem in one his first roles. He was chosen due to his muscular body and his aggressive look. He played the role of a violent and dominant gay man who had to use stockings and punish Lulu. He even fist-fucked another gay man. Since this role, that Bardem played next to perfection, he became Bigas Luna’s favourite actor and played leading roles in Golden Balls and Ham Ham, starring, in the latter, with an unknown Penelope Cruz who appeared in a movie for the first time and showed her tits, despite being an underage.


Fernando Guillén Cuervo also appeared in the movie, for a short time. He played the role of Lulu’s brother and shared an exciting scene with another actor making a threesome with his sister with double penetration and incest.

All the film is full of shocking details that advance what we are going to see, from the first shot with some baby’s genitals in the forefront (something that really shocked me personally and that would be unthinkable nowadays) while the film credits are shown to a scene of an 8-year-old Lulu holding a stuffed piggy, letting us know that Lulu is going to become an addict of the most dirty pig-style kind of sex.

They expected the movie to be as successful as the novel, but it wasn’t. However, it has become an iconic erotic film of Spain in the 80s and its performers won several awards. Maria Barranco, who played a transvestite, was awarded with the Goya to the best supporting actress. Her character is one of those that the audience love more and more as the movie follows.


Maria had to wear a prosthesis for the threesome scene with the transvestite, as she has to open her legs wide and masturbate while showing us a very realistic cock in an intentionally

nasty scene.

Bigas Luna directed many other movies and always kept that erotic tone that characterises him, but he never again made anything as explicit as The Ages of Lulu.


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Irina is the founder and CEO of Altporn4U. Since 2007 she’s producing and directing clips for adults, bringing the sex to the screen in an explicit and creative way. The precursor of this movement in Spain, Irina offers an inimitable view of sex and pornography.

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