School for Sex (1969)

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British Sexploitation/Sex Comedy. Lord Wingate, aquitted after appearing in court for fraud, starts up a 'finishing school' to teach girls how to extract money from rich men, in return for ... See full summary »


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24 February 2019 | jadavix
| Meh
Pete Walker was an exploitation filmmaker who made some ridiculous, entertaining flicks in the '70s, such as "The Flesh and Blood Show" and "Schizo". These were horror movies with an abundance of nudity.

He got his start in pure sexploitation, like the inexplicable "For Men Only", and "School for Sex", his second movie, which was a surprise hit in its native Britain.

The movie opens with a guy in court. Apparently he is in trouble with the law. Then we are shown the school of sex, with some girls in skimpy French maid type outfits.

There is a loquacious voiceover which is really just a distraction. When your narrator has verbal diarrheoa, you tend to stop listening and the voice becomes like white noise.

We are actually still in the court room. It appears the lawyer is detailing the protagonist's misbehaviour. The next scene is even more confusing: the guy with a woman in colour while black-and-white and possibly silent footage is intercut, because the woman is an actress, or something.

The theme seems to be that all the women we see the guy with fleeced him. He's some kind of aristocrat - Lord Wingate.

Some lady - perhaps an opposing solicitor - stands up to raise her objections about Wingate and he smiles and winks at her, briefly seeing through her clothing, "Immoral Mister Teas" style - and, charmed by the wink, she just sits down again. Uh huh. This Wingate ain't even that much to look at.

As you expect from sexploitation, the movie really doesn't skimp on nudity, showing bare breasts and pubic hair at only about five minutes in, and then barely letting a minute pass without showing more. After the montage of scenes showing Wingate's dalliance with topless and occasionally bottomless women, we move out of the courthouse and straight into a strip show.

And one thing that you can say for these movies is that the women are beautiful.

Wingate realises that men, no matter how wealthy and sensible, all have a weakness for "crumpet", ie. sex.

Wingate apparently intends to turn his old homestead into the titular "School for Sex", with the help of Fred, an elderly butler.

He is visited by an apparently alcoholic duchess who downs a brandy in one shot.

Elsewhere, four sexy ladies are travelling in the back of a van while a handsome young man hides in the back with them. He tells them to strip, which they do, to the consternation of the guy driving. A policeman happens upon them and they con their way into Wingate Manor. I didn't really understand that bit.

Then we see another pretty lady, older than the other ones so far, apparently being stalked by a guy with thinning red hair. This would be played for scares if it were made today. Here, it is depicted as though it were amusing.

The two both hide out at Wingate manor, where the lord employs the stalker, and doesn't even ask him what he's doing in his house.

The four girls from before arrive in the van, still attired in their tacky '60s underwear.

The action cuts to a man and woman apparently about to have sex on the manor grounds where they are discovered. The woman is naked, but surprisingly, Walker doesn't give us a good look.

We then get some scenes that show the "school of sex" in action. Women are shown being taught how to get a man's attention in one scene, and then how to give a massage in another - with Wingate as the model to be worked on.

Inexplicably, the stalker from before is shown giving the women calisthenics lessons, which they do wearing bikinis that do not cover their butt cracks.

I say it is inexplicable, because I'm not sure why the stalker would be tasked with this mission, or any other. A copper spies on them from the bushes, and is informed by some other guy that Wingate is up to no good and he's going to get to the bottom of it.

With these scenes, the movie surprisingly starts to limit the amount of nudity, though we still get beautiful girls, scantily clad.

The movie seriously lulls with some insignificant rubbish about coppers and townfolk finding out about the illegal goings on at the innocuously named School for Sex. They bust in on a ton of near-naked girls.

And then the movie's over, with yet another court scene.

I would not recommend sitting through "School for Sex" as I have just done. It does have some hot girls in it, but it is not erotic, and the nudity isn't shown very well after that first strip scene. Watch clips of it on Ancensored or YouTube, but don't waste your time watching the whole thing.

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