Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Curious Female (1970)

Director: Paul Rapp

Starring: Angelique Pettyjohn, Charlene Jones, Bunny Allister, David Westberg, Julie Conners, Michael Greer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No One Knows What Troubles Virgins Have...

Plot: Several hundred years from now, the world is under the control of a master computer. Girls are forced to lose their virginity at age 13 and viewing sex films is illegal but a few adventurous 20-somethings risk imprisonment to watch one in a classroom-like setting with a teacher of sorts and a projectionist.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? Noop.

#21 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 2: The Deuce (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

So many of these sexploitation pictures of the late 60s going into the 70s are pretty bad. This one's one of the more entertaining films. Why? Well, they actually had some decent humor in it for starters plus you've got the lovely Angelique Pettyjohn (she appeared in STAR TREK episode, "The Gamesters of Triskelion").

The trailer gives you everything you need to know. There's lots of nudity...


Here's a neat bit I thought was funny. In a scene that takes place in the future there's a brief conversation about marriage.

GIRL 1: If you ask me this marriage thing is unnatural.
GIRL 2: I agree. It's a cute idea but it would just never work.
GUY: Yes, it did. It worked so well people got married over and over and over again.

At one point there was this random 2 second clip of a motorcycle stunt thrown in. One of the future people asks why that was there. The response was, "Well, in those days picture makers felt there were certain elements necessary to provide big box office receipts. The presence of a motorcycle was the assurance of making money." OK, that's funny, especially when put in the context of the era. THE CURIOUS FEMALE isn't nearly as bad as some of its contemporaries but, ultimately, these types of pictures offered one thing to get butts in seats and that's nudity and there's plenty of it. Come for the skin, stay for the laughs.

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