In Orgiastic Celebration II

Group Play #4: Turkish Bath Orgy~ Lukas In Love (2005)

From the production notes taken from Bel Ami’s website at scene’s posting:

“Originally filmed in 2004 at the Glen Boutique Hotel (Turkish Bath), Cape Town, South Africa; Since this scene’s completion, the site was torn down by the new ownership and a regular sauna was built in its place.”

Author’s remarks: What a sin! *sniff* 🙁 The interiors of this place are a work of art. The scene itself, a living fresco, very reminiscent, a visitor here would point out to me when I posted some of the images from this scene, of the frescos found at Pompeii and Herculaneum, with all the various sex scenes portrayed)

I can’t help but be caught up in Bel Ami’s Orgy celebration that’s going on at their website right now, so I just had to have one of my own. Today I have for you a short clip of the Turkish Bath orgy from Lukas In Love Part Two (2005), and it’s, not only the scene Bel Ami wished to begin their month long celebration with, but it is the opening scene of disk one of their first DVD compilation, Orgies. As I have already stated in an earlier post, this scene, as well as this film, will bring Bel Ami’s film canon featuring Lukas Ridgeston full circle. Everyone should recall his reaction to the orgy his friends are engaged in, from Lukas’ Stories (1994 &1995). In this scene, he has quite a different reaction and instead of walking away in disgust as he does in the earlier film, he joins in. It’s almost celebratory in a way, in itself a ceremony, at least that’s the way I see it, as I’ve seen many of the orgies here. As one engages in sex with their partners in celebration of their love for one another, and multiples are just for fun and bonding, group sex/orgies are ceremonies for celebrating life and connecting with the very essence of nature itself…and, of course, they’re just plain….FUN!!! LOL!

For this video tribute, although I, again, kept the original audio where ever I could, I chose my second favorite song, next to Love Will Tear Us Apart, by Joy Division/New Order, Ceremony. Surprisingly, this version was the first of the song I heard and I had not known, until my brother explained to me, the song’s tragic history. Penned by Joy Division’s front man, Ian Curtis, it would be the last song done by the band soon after which Ian committed suicide.First time I heard Ian’s vocals on this song was the live version on the album, Still. The recording was so bad, Ian’s vocals could barely be heard. It would be this version by New Order, which was formed with the remaining members of Joy Division, that I would remember. I feel now as I did the first time I heard it, it’s a haunting piece. As this song was perhaps a ceremony of death (this song would be New Order’s first single and I believe they recorded it to honor Ian), I wanted to give it a different and new significance: a ceremony of life. I’ve provided the lyrics so you could read them, for even redone and somewhat intelligible, some of them are still pretty tough to understand:

Ceremony~ lyrics Ian Curtis, music Joy Division/New Order

(lyrics posted on

This is why events unnerve me

They find it all, a different story
Notice whom for wheels are turning
Turn again and turn towards this time
All she ask’s the strength to hold me
Then again the same old story
Word will travel, oh so quickly
Travel first and lean towards this time
Oh, I’ll break them down, no mercy shown
Heaven knows, it’s got to be this time
Watching her, these things she said
The times she cried
Too frail to wake this time
Oh, I’ll break them down, no mercy shown
Heaven knows, it’s got to be this time
Avenues all lined with trees
Picture me and then you start watching
Watching forever, forever
Watching love grow, forever
Letting me know, forever

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