9 November 2003 | Nodriesrespect
It'll have you laughing your pants off
Though only a minor entry in the ridiculously voluminous directorial career of Ron Sullivan aka Henri Pachard (Henry was his dog's name ; "Pachard" derives from Picard watches), this carnal comedy (a cute take on the Neil Simon classic) remains a hidden gem fans would do well to search out.
Sleazy tramp (the part, not the actress) Danielle interrupts her husband's football watching once too often with her pleas for sexual gratification, landing her out on the street with nothing but a suitcase full of skimpy lingerie. Following a hilarious montage of failed attempts at securing a place to live (prompting cameos from Sullivan as a priest and his real life son and ace cinematographer "Ralph Parfait" as the dimwit with the pregnant wife), she winds up at the home of prim and proper Siobhan Hunter, a virginal spinster in the making. The fun starts when Danielle starts inviting her equally promiscuous family and friends into her new abode, leading Siobhan down the path to enthusiastic slut-hood.
Look past the sometimes slapdash production values (this was shot back to back with the more ambitious LILITH UNLEASHED) and enjoy some high energy humping from some of the most underrated performers the '80s had to offer. Blonde bombshell Danielle (sometimes Danielle Martin) burst onto the XXX-rated scene with Stephen Sayadian's groundbreaking NIGHTDREAMS, turned in consistently hot turns yet has rarely received leads with the exception of Joe Sherman's amiably silly THE BLONDE NEXT DOOR in 1982. Here, she's a revelation as the outrageously crass trollop turning her roommate's life completely upside down. Speaking of which, Siobhan Hunter is truly superlative as the starchy Felicity, a real comedienne capable of genuinely sidesplitting facial expressions as she's presented with the utmost depravity going on around her. Hunter was a New York actress who had the misfortune to start out in the business when East Coast porn was most definitely on its way out. Fans of both sexes may remember her best as the youngest of Candida Royalle's THREE DAUGHTERS. Great support is supplied by longtime performer (now fine director) Paul Thomas and British Paula Meadows (check her out in FASHION FANTASIES, Arthur Ben's best film, and Lasse Braun's YOUNG NYMPHO with Hunter in the title role) as Danielle's raunchy uncle and aunt, on hand to supply Felicity with a crash course in advanced carnality.