Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Adult Films
- Life After Death
- Sexual Liberation
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this “Bergman-influenced existential p. film” remains one of the best “breakthrough” adult movies from the early 1970s. Spelvin — who looks refreshingly normal (she’s “neither young nor especially pretty”) brings acting chops to her role, and makes us genuinely care for her character, not an easy feat in an adult film. Even if we don’t especially enjoy watching Miss Jones diddling herself with water and fruit, confronting a phallic snake, or sandwiching herself between two guys, we appreciate the fact that at least we’re witnessing a genuine personal transformation in progress.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Georgina Spelvin’s passionate, seemingly “genuine” performance as Miss Jones
- Unexpectedly fine production values
Yes. Along with Deep Throat (1972) and Behind the Green Door (1972), this remains an icon of early 1970s adult filmmaking.