Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst's early erotic and hypnotic silent film melodrama produced hateful critical reviews for its overt sexuality.
Throughout the film, Louise Brooks portrayed a tempting goddess named Lulu wearing silky dresses and billowy gowns, even though she sported a pageboy haircut (or black bob).
The Film's Main Character, Lieutenant Payton, Was Actually Corporal Gallo, an Insane Crew Member on Spaceship Ark Elysium That Had Already Crash-Landed on Its Earth-like Destination, the Planet of Tanis.
The Ship Had Been Underwater For 800 of Its 923 Mission Years.
Destined to be punished, the expressionistic finale on Christmas Eve found Lulu as a destitute prostitute in London's Soho district.She became another gleaming-knifed victim of 'Jack the Ripper' (Gustav Diessl) during an erotic embrace and kiss. Lulu's hand went limp to indicate her death after the knifeblade was stuck into her stomach - off-screen.