JOAN & JACKIE COLLINS | Offscreen
British actress Joan Collins launched her film career in the 1950s, achieved cult status with genre films in the 1970s (Tales From The Crypt, Empire of The Ants) and became a global celebrity in her role of the ice-cold vamp Alexis Colby in the long-running television soap Dynasty (1981-89). She owes these blow-dried, shoulder-padded heydays to a brace of steamy sensations from the British sexploitation industry, The Stud and The Bitch, in which she plays a nymphomaniac "bitch" and nightclub owner. Both films were adapted from the pulp fiction of Joan Collins' younger sister, Jackie Collins, author of bestselling novels about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous, and were produced by the then husbands of both women. A true family affair, in other words, revelling in camp dialogue, preposterous performances and softcore orgies, all set to a thumping disco beat. This plunge into the kitsch excesses of decadent late 70s London nightlife is the sort of superior trash they just don't make any more.
Joan Collins plays Fontaine Khaled, the trophy wife of a Middle Eastern businessman. She amuses herself by using her husband's money to buy a discotheque which she treats as a personal playground, and hires a young "stud" to manage the club. But it's clear that his job security hinges on him meeting her sexual demands.