This story of the Marquis de Sade relies more on erotic scenes of female nudity than the leather whips, chains, and pain he reportedly enjoyed in real life. The Marquis (Keir Dullea) enjoys a romp with four naked females as they tear up the house. He dives into a pile of writhing, naked bodies, pouring wine over them and spanking them as he laughs maniacally. Renee (Anna Massey) and Anne (Senta Berger) are just two of the delectable beauties that tickle his fancy. The only truly erotic scene in this X rated feature is when he pours jelly over a woman's bosom and licks it off.