“You’ve heard of the sexual revolution… Well, I’m probably one of its first casualties.”
A womanizing college boy (Christopher Jones) is imprisoned as a sex slave by his girlfriend (Yvette Mimieux) and two other girls he’s been secretly dating (Judy Pace and Maggie Thrett).
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Black Comedy
- Yvette Mimieux Films
Shortly after the release of Wild in the Streets, Christopher Jones starred in another AIP social satire, this one about three college girls who take an unusual form of sexual revenge on their cheating lover. Unfortunately, the idea of kidnapping a man and forcing him to have sex until his strength is literally sapped sounds amusing on paper, but is too far-fetched to believe; Jones never once tries to escape from his flimsy attic-prison, and far too many other logistical details are glossed over. The story is much more interesting during the first hour, when we watch a nicely told, if somewhat conventional, tale of a Casanova trying to juggle three women without any of them finding out. Fortunately, the lead actors are all appealing, and make the film — despite its flaws — easy to watch: Jones acquits himself admirably as a nice-guy Alfie; Yvette Mimieux gets to do more than simply look sexy (though she does that, too); Judy Pace is a welcome spitfire; and Maggie Thrett is appropriately wacky as a hippie Jewish girl who loves to paint flowers on skin.
Note: Be sure not to miss the creative closing credits.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Christopher Jones as Paxton Quigley
- Yvette Mimieux as Tobey
- Judy Pace as Eulice
- An odd scene in which Paxton stumbles upon Eulice teaching Standard English to a classroom of children
No, but film fanatics will likely be curious to check it out. Listed as a Cult Movie in the back of Peary’s book.