While her scientist husband Paul (Richard Harrison) is out
investigating some native tribe on some Caribbean island, his wife Helen
(Susan Scott) brings young native girl Ma-hini (Lucia Ramirez) back to her
home from a visit to him. Soon enough everybody is charmed by young
Ma-hini and everybody tries to get into her panties - but she is a lesbian
and refuses all men. With one of Helen's female friends though she soon
has sex on Helen's veranda - much to Helen's dismay, who immediately and
furiously throws herself into the arms of a couple of men. But during one
of her sex-sessions, Ma-hini comes in with a knife, trying to stab her
mate. She ultimately fails, but now Helen realizes that Ma-hini is in love
with her, and soon the two women embark on a lesbian relationship ...
Then Paul comes back, and he is less than pleased that his wife
suddenly prefers Ma-hini to him and won't give in to his demands to send
her away ... so when he catches Helen and Ma-hini in bed, he joins in and
bluntly rapes Ma-hini. Far from being enraged, Helen thinks "it was
good for her", and suddenly her sexual desire for her husband is
re-awakened. As a result of course, she doesn't need Ma-hini anymore and
she and Paul decide to send her back - even though she was cast out by her
tribe when she decided to go with Helen in the first place.
Ultimately though, she seems to be welcomed back into her tribe with
open arms in a weird ritual ... that culminates though with the killing of
Paul. And now, Ma-hini and Helen can remain together forever ...
This is early 1980's Joe D'Amato at his best (or worst, depends on how
you care to see it): The script is incredibly feeble and little more than
a linking device for the sex scenes, the sex scenes occasionally cross the
boundary to hardcore porn (with some scenes imported from D'Amato's own Porno
Holocaust), weird voodoo rituals (that were probably
invented on the spot) are used as a plot device, the attitude towards the
native girl is both incredibly chauvinist and bluntly appaling, and quite
simply put, Orgasmo Nero is a regular piece of sleaze (though you
might have expected that from the title).
You might hate the film for its unreflected sleaziness ... but you
might also love it for its sheer silliness ...