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Ilene (Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Bert Fisher (Ben Moore) move to the
suburbs with their daughter Cindy (Debbie Grant), she to give up on having
extra-marital affairs, and eh to give up drinking ... but soon enough,
they have to realize that the suburbs with their never-ending Saturday
night partying are not really the right place to give up anything, and
before you know it, Bert's passed out on alcohol at a neighbour's pool,
while Ilene ends up in bed with neighbour Ronnie (Tony McCabe), with whom
she soon embarks on an affair - much to his dismay.
Pretty much the same
is going on with the Fisher's neighbours: While Marty (William Kerwin) is
having an affair with Margo (Allison Louise Downe) - incidently Ronnie's
bisexual wife -, his wife Fran (Ione Rolnick) is drinking way too much.
Ilene and Bert, Ronnie and Margo, Marty and Fran are meeting up every
Saturday night, and occasionally the extra-marital pairings even change
... until Ilene wants a divorce to marry Ronnie, which proves to be too
much for Bert, who first tries to beat up Bert - but ends up beaten up
himself -, then leaves his home with his daughter for a while to let
things cool down. Ilene meanwhile tries to propose marriage to Ronnie, but
Ronnie breaks up with her. Heartbroken, she tries to kill herself with
sleeping pills, but Bert arrives back home just in time to call an
ambulance and save her life. But the next round of suburban roulette
is to begin soon ...
Sure enough, the synopsis of this film
sounds sleazy as can be, and no doubt the movie was marketed on its
sleaziness in drive-ins around the country - yet the actual film is rather
tame even for its time: There is no nudity involved, just a few
sexy bikinis and bras, and the sex scenes are short and few and far
between. But still, somehow the film works, not so much as a sexploitation
picture of course, but as a social satire taking apart the supposedly
ideal, clean life in American suburbia - and somehow, Herschell
Gordon Lewis, a man better known for his explicit gore movies, pulls off
the satirical aspects of his film just nicely and thus makes this sexfilm
without any actual sex work rather nicely.