Stryx

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Stryx
Written by Ennio di Majo
Directed by Enzo Trapani
Starring Tony Renis
Angelo Branduardi
Amanda Lear
Grace Jones
Patty Pravo
Anna Oxa
Country of origin  Italy
Original language(s) Italian, English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production
Producer(s) Alberto Testa, Enzo Trapani, Carla Vistarini
Running time 70 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Rai Due
Picture format Color
Original run October 15, 1978 – November 26, 1978

Stryx was an Italian TV series, aired in 1978 on Rai Due.

Description[edit]

Stryx thematically referred to Hell, devils and underworld. The scenography featured elements resembling Middle Ages-like gloomy castles and caves.

The show featured acting as well as musical performances from such artists as Amanda Lear, Grace Jones or Patty Pravo. The musical part was divided into a number of smaller parts, with each part featuring a performance from one specific artist, for example Amanda Lear in Sexy Stryx or Grace Jones in Rumstryx. The show was produced in the disco era, therefore this genre dominates the musical background of Stryx.

The show caused many controversies in more conservative societies, mainly because of its devilish theme and referring to underworld as well as exposing nudity. Due to numerous protests the show was taken off the broadcast and the production of following episodes was cancelled. Apart from six known episodes there exists also the seventh one, which has never been officially aired on television.

Personnel[edit]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Enzo Trapani - director
  • Ennio di Majo - script
  • Gianna Sgarbossa - costumes
  • Tony de Vita - music
  • Renato Greco - choreography
  • Enzo Torroni - light