Diary of a Nymph, Diary of a Bed, and Diary of a Schizo starring porn legend Rene Bond comprise the Diary of a Nymph Collection of rare and forgotten, 1970s storefront XXX feature films.
Until high-gloss 35mm productions stole the stage during the mid-1970s, 16mm grindhouse features were usually screened in storefront mini-cinemas containing only a handful of seats and echoing with the muffled groans of amplified pleasure. These were the days before home video, when film prints were scratched and damaged by shoddy projection and when grindhouse consumption was a public act requiring a certain reckless fortitude, an indifference to public hygiene, and a trench coat placed over your lap. Disc 1 Diary of a Nymph Tracy is a middle class housewife suffering from that most dreaded of uterine maladies, sexual frustration. Diary of a Bed The premise evokes Diderot s Les Bijou indiscret: a hoary old brass bed (animated through the device of a post-dubbed male voice) attempts to attract a lady mattress by regaling her with tales of the various trespasses that have jangled his aging springs. Disc 2 Diary of a Schizo Rene Bond stars as Sarah Bennett, another dissatisfied California housewife on the verge of succumbing to furor uterinus. The film begins with a fantasy sequence in which Sarah and her neighbor (played again by Susan Fause, this time with dirty feet) double-saddle a mysterious, supine stud. Back in reality sort of we are introduced to Sarah and her husband Dexter by a white-coated narrator who suddenly appears in their dining room, his horn-rimmed glasses reeking with clinical authority. Schizophrenia is one of the oldest and most perplexing maladies, he informs us, and although she does not realize it, Sarah is about to submit to the evil urgings of an alter ego.