From The Grindhouse Cinema Database


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 86 Min
  • Rated X
  • Production Co: Dart Enterprises
  • Starring Kay Parker, Dorothy LeMay, Mike Ranger, Miko Yani, Juliet Anderson
  • Director: Kirdy Stevens
  • Writer: Helene Terrie


When Barbara Scott's (Kay Parker) husband leaves her, blaming her frigidity for destroying their marriage, she's left alone, without a source of income, and charged with taking care of their teenage son, Paul (Mike Ranger). Feeling vulnerable, she turns to her friend Gina (Juliet Anderson) who opens Barbara's eyes to the secret world of suburban swingers. But as erotic tension grows, Barbara begins to fantasize about her handsome son. One of the most significant and controversial films ever made, Kirdy Stevens' Taboo became one of the biggest hits of the 80s, catapulting its star, Kay Parker, to international fame.

Blu Ray

Newly restored from rare 35mm vault elements, Vinegar Syndrome presents this landmark piece of underground cinema on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world.

Special Features and Specs: Scanned & restored in 2K from 35mm original vault elements • Brand new audio commentary with Kay Parker (lead actress) • Brand new audio commentary with Helene Terrie (writer/producer) • Archival audio commentary with Kay Parker (lead actress) • Archival audio commentary with Kirdy Stevens (director) & Helene Terrie (writer/producer) • Archival video interview with Kay Parker (lead actress) • Promotional image gallery • Reversible cover artwork

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