The handsomest, kinkiest version of Frankenstein’s monster is almost certainly this one, in Paul Morrissey’s 1973 Flesh for Frankenstein. Originally released as Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (Warhol produced the film, though the pop artist’s cohorts Morrissey and actor Joe Dallesandro were the major creative forces at the helm here), the movie is a black comedy focused mostly on the monster’s sex life. The Baron (a typically hammy Udo Kier) is bent on creating a Serbian race with perfect noses, but his first male creature (Zelenovic) shows little sign of libido — that is, until he meets the baron’s sister, Katrin (Monique van Vooren), who finally gets such a rise out of the monster that he kills her with his overly vigorous lovemaking.
Meanwhile, blades chop, limbs fly, and blood spurts everywhere. There’s a lot of Freudian sublimation going on in the film, which finally makes the story’s sex-and-death link as explicit as possible. (For a follow-up act, Morrisey, Dallesandro, and Kier teamed up the next year to make Andy Warhol’s Dracula, a.k.a. Blood for Dracula.)
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