David Bromberg's "Sammy's Song" tells the story of a young man, Sammy, who is taken to a brothel in the south of Spain, to lose his virginity. He has a drink and then he selects a girl. In the bedroom, the girl tries to have Sammy make love to her with her clothes on, but her refuses. When she takes her clothes off, she reveals burns and scars from a car accident. Sammy does make love to her but all he can see are the burns and the scars. He does the act, but shakes in terror from what he's done.
"Sammy's Song" inevitably leaves me with a sad and depressed feeling. It's a reminder that tragedies, flaws, secrets and horrors are a part oflife. And, in their wake, come injuries to the mind that may never heal.
In this series, a model, Nadia, plays the part of the Spanish prostitute. Her bloody scars are, thankfully, merely the result of some hastily applied theatrical makeup.