After having been raped by her stepdad (C.Davis Smith) and cheated on
by her boyfriend (Harry Reems), Viveca (Erotica Lantern) feels
inexplicably drawn to girls - starting with the very girl her boyfriend
just cheated on her with (Suzy Mann). Soon, she falls for Linda (Laura
Cannon), a girl she meets at a party she attends with her boyfriend
actually, and she can't stay away for Linda no matter how hard she tries.
course, back in the day, being lesbian was still a big topic (and a bit of
a taboo), so Viveca visits a psychotherapist (Fred J.Lincoln) to cure her.
He lets her elaborate on her sex life in every dirty detail, then he
claims the best way to cure her is for him to ... I suppose you could call
it shock-fuck her out of her fixation on women. At first it seems to work
even, but then Viveca starts thinking about Linda and starts to enjoy the
Even though this film tries to give itself a
pseudo-reputable appearance with its psychotherapy-session-framework and
at least a beginning that seems to carry a message, all of this is thrown
out of the window as soon as the shagging starts. Then the dialogue
becomes hilariously flat and superficial ("And in your sex with
Linda, did you change position?" - "Yes.") and the whole
thing becomes more and more sleazy by the minute.
As for the sex scenes
(which make up the majority of this film): They are softcore, but at a
time when hardcore wasn't yet fully established even in grindhouse
theatres, this film really tries to push the envelope in places, and some
of the scenes, without showing actual penetration, look quite authentic.
Oh, and the girls are all really cute in an early 1970's sort of way.
real fun though is the film's directorial effort that miticulously sees to
it that during the therapy session's dialogues the respective person
presently speaking is simply not shown, while all the on-screen sound in
the other (mostly erotic) scenes is exclusively moaning, very obviously
dubbed at a later date by Roberta and Michael Findlay - which of course
gives this movie a distinctively unreal feel. The musical score, mainly
consisting of early 1970's rock, is pretty cool though.
In all, this is
of course not a masterpiece by any definition of the word, but lovers of
vintage sleaze will probably find something to like about this film. I
know I did!