30 April 2014 | Michael_Elliott
Au Par Girls (1972)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
British sexploitation film about four beautiful women who travel to London so that they can work as Au Pair girls. I guess there's really not too much of a reason to go into the plot as we simply see all four of them end up nude and in various sexual situations. The most shocking thing about AU PAIR GIRLS is the fact that it was written and director by Val Guest who is best remembered for for various Hammer productions including the wonderful THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. I was really surprised to see how well he handled the material but then again, all he really had to do is make sure the ladies got naked throughout the running time and that the film never slowed down too much. This is a comedy so are there any laughs? I'd say not really as all of the situations are quite predictable and never overly funny. One girl gets hooked up with the son of her boss. Another gets to live with a weird older couple and so on. The film manages to be entertaining simply because of the four ladies. Gabrielle Drake, Me Me Lay, Nanci Wait and Anita Sector are the four ladies and all of them are obviously beautiful but they also manage to keep a smile on your face. Me Me Lay is probably going to be best remembered for a number of Italian cannibal films that she'd make later in her career. Another good thing is that the film is certainly proud of being made in the 1970s, which means we get some great visuals of the various styles and settings of the period. AU PAR GIRLS isn't a masterpiece and it certainly can't compare to many of the German sexploitation pics of this era but it's still worth watching for fans of the genre.