MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,152 this week

The Sex Therapist (1973)
"Alvin Purple" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  11 October 1974 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 297 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 9 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Fond farewell to Greg Coote
| IF.com.au
Another honour for Jacki Weaver
| IF.com.au

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 27 Aug 2011
 
a list of 955 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 12 Jul 2013
 
a list of 136 titles
created 24 Jan 2014
 
list image
a list of 34 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sex Therapist (1973)

The Sex Therapist (1973) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sex Therapist.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Libido (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Directors: David Baker, Tim Burstall, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Elke Neidhart, Bryon Williams, Mark Albiston
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The true story of Irish outlaw Daniel Morgan, who is wanted, dead or alive, in Australia during the 1850s.

Director: Philippe Mora
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil
Manôushe (1992)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the darkness of a rural night, a gypsy clan gathers to mourn their beloved patriarch's in a ritual celebrated through music and dance.

Director: Luiz Begazo
Stars: Breno Moroni, Drica Moraes, Telma Reston
Secrets (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jacqueline plays a housewife who has some problems with her husband. The movie takes place in the course of one day. In the late afternoon while her husband is interviewed for a job, J is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Per Oscarsson, Shirley Knight
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan
Felicity (1978)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Young Felicity lives in a monastic school. The only way to live out her sexual fantasies is together with her girlfriend Jenny. But then she receives an invitation to her sister in ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond
Stars: Glory Annen, Chris Milne, Joni Flynn
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A beautiful Italian woman is told by her black friend about the Carribean love god Jambaya who appears in the form of the snake. By the end of the movie, Cassini has decided to give herself... See full summary »

Director: Piero Vivarelli
Stars: Nadia Cassini, Beryl Cunningham, Sergio Tramonti
Don's Party (1976)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: John Hargreaves, Pat Bishop, Graham Kennedy
Petersen (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor's... See full summary »

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Wendy Hughes
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A tongue-in-cheek sex education documentary covering a different subject for each letter of the alphabet, e.g. A is for Anatomy, B is for Babies, etc.

Director: John D. Lamond
Stars: Sandy Gore, Michael Cole, Robyn Bartly
L'adolescente (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Tuccio Musumeci, Daniela Giordano, Sonia Viviani
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Noel Ferrier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graeme Blundell ...
Abigail ...
Girl in See-Through
Lynette Curran ...
First Sugar Girl
Christine Amor ...
Peggy
Dina Mann ...
Shirley
Dennis Miller ...
Mr. Horwood
Jill Forster ...
Mrs. Horwood
Frederick Parslow ...
Alvin's Father
Valerie Blake ...
Alvin's Mother
Alan Finney ...
Gary Down ...
Roger Hattam
...
Tina
Peter Aanensen ...
Ed Cameron
Jenny Hagen ...
Agnes Jackson
Kris McQuade ...
Samantha
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We did it for Alvin! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sex Therapist  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is considered an "Ozploitation" (Australian exploitation) picture. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A 70s Aussie sexploitation film with very little sexy about it.
6 November 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Opening with an act of sexual assault Alvin Purple chronicles the adventures of Greame Blundell's sexual addiction and the difficultly of finding an Australian actress with an attractive face. The film flashes back to Purple's high school years where the same problems exist along with every leading male in an Australian film or television show looking exactly the same for forty years. For a counter cultural sexploitation film it has no qualms with using Benny Hill material. We skip to Alvin's 21st birthday where we're introduced to the various middle aged homosexual relatives in Alvin Purple's life along with a montage of bogan disco and the viewer begins feeling frustrated and wondering when an attractive actress will appear in this film. Well after watching some very awkward, uncomfortable nudity and sex scenes akin to walking in on your parents naked there appears to be some solace about twenty three minutes in with a very satisfying homage to equestrian sports somewhat marred by indulgent psychedelic (lazy) coverage and editing. Anyway, we go through a number of pointless episodic sequences of Alvin as a waterbed salesman we're introduced to Purple's psychiatrist who works with the sex addict's obsession and lack of pleasure. This leads to more episodic sequences and Benny Hill sketches eventually leading to Purple being a sex therapist again letting the viewer wait until an attractive female appears on screen. In this case it's 50 minutes into the film. Of course, this brothel of one is uncovered, Purple goes to court and the film ends with a 70s car chase. It's all very uncreative, unsuspenful and uninteresting and most likely because of its budgetary limits and crappy screenplay so eagerly looking for respect or mainstream appeal when it should just accept its sexploitation leanings.


5 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Sex Therapist (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?