Monella (titled Frivolous Lola in the UK) is a 1998 Italian comedy-erotic film directed by Tinto Brass.
Lola (Anna Ammirati) is the teenage daughter of widow Zaira (Serena Grandi) living in a small Po Valley town (filming location is the comune of Pomponesco and Dosolo) in the 1950s. She is engaged with young Masetto (Max Parodi credited as Mario Parodi), soon to get married but she is very much intrigued by sex, further provoked by the antics of her libertine stepfather André (Patrick Mower). Lola’s advances for premarital sex jeopardise her relationship with Masetto who firmly believes in the girls’ virginity before marriage.
The story takes place in northern Italy in the 1950s. Lola and Masetto are about to get married. Masetto wants to keep Lola as a virgin until they are married. But Lola is impatient to remain in chastity until the wedding night. She wants to be sure that Masetto is a good lover, before she commits herself into marriage. She does everything to trick Masetto into breaking the moral tradition.
Directed by Tinto Brass. With Anna Ammirati, Patrick Mower, Max Parodi, Susanna Martinková. Set in the 1950s Italian countryside, the film tells the story of Lola
Anna Ammirati: Lola
Max Parodi: Masetto
Patrick Mower: André
Serena Grandi: Zaira
Susanna Martinková: Madame Michelle
Antonio Salines: Pepè
Francesca Nunzi: Wilma
Laura Trotter: Carmelina
Tinto Brass: orchestra conductor (cameo)