Desire Under The Palms

Directed by Joseph W. Sarno
Joseph W. Sarno
Film Movement Classics
81 Minutes
Drama, Erotic, Classics
Screening Formats:
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Sound: 2.0 Stereo
Theatrical booking
Jimmy Weaver
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Maxwell Wolkin
Materials and print traffic
Jimmy Weaver
Press Inquiries
Michael Krause


Set in southern Florida, Desire Under the Palms (1968) tells the sizzling story of Betty (Barbara Lance), a failed writer of erotica who unleashes her hidden lesbian desires after she discovers some salacious men’s magazines. Gorgeous black-and-white photography by Steve Silverman and a jazzy score drive Betty’s journey to sexual liberation.