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3 December 1975 (France) See more »
When a frustrated woman's innermost fantasies become a reality...
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Your prototypical 1970's swingers movie. See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)
Mary Mendum ... Carole (as Rebecca Brooke)
Jennifer Welles ... Jennifer Robinson
Chris Jordan ... Anna
Eric Edwards ... Pete

David Hausman ... Eddie
Juliet Jay ... Penny (as Lana Joyce)
Erica Eaton ... Mrs. Carrie Fields
Arlana Blue ... Shandara

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
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(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno 

Produced by
Tom Brumberger .... producer
Joseph W. Sarno .... producer (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza .... producer (as Felix F. Voza)
Original Music by
Jack Justis 
Cinematography by
Stephen Colwell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza  (as Felix F. Voza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brumberger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Phil Voza .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Berns .... assistant camera (as Norman C. Berns)
Mik Cribben .... key grip (as Mik Cribbens)
Douglas Milt .... gaffer (as Doug Milt)
Music Department
Jack Justis .... performer: original music
Other crew
Paul Kuchukian .... production assistant
Paul Larissey .... production assistant (as Paul Larisey)
Peggy Steffans .... script supervisor
Susan Zwerman .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Confession of an American Housewife" - USA (short title)
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105 min | UK:80 min | USA:73 min (DVD version)
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Carole:Mama, is all this too much for you?
Jennifer Robinson:You mean, the pleasure? I suppose I should lie to you now, tell you I'm repelled by it. I should urge you, my child, towards a life of monogamy. But, I can't. Because I love it, Carole. I love every spasm, every quiver, every orgasm.
Carole:I am your daughter. There's no doubt about that.
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Your prototypical 1970's swingers movie., 26 August 2007
Author: BlackJack_B

Ah, the 1970's. A time when it was in to be a swinger. To be honest, today is also a good time to be a swinger but it just felt more daring then.

Joe Sarno offers up a pretty good soft-core film. In fact, just like today, some of the actors are famous hardcore actors. Unlike today, these people were good actors and these films had a plot and character development.

It's pretty much what you would expect out of a swinger's movie. Two couples with open relationships re-ignite the wanderlust out of the MILF of one of the women who has come for a visit. Not much more to it.

Of course, when the MILF is Jennifer Welles then it is a different story. Not too many 40-somethings look as delicious undressed as Ms. Welles. It's worth the price alone to see Ms. Welles look at herself in the mirror as if she's Aphrodite. She's no "Stifler's Mom". She's way sexier.

I also digged Chris Jordan's Anna. Jordan looks and sounds so much like Elaine Joyce that I thought she might be her "separated at birth" twin or even Elaine herself. Anna is always eating but must have incredible metabolism.

Unlike 1990's soft-core porn, 70's softie porn retained the hardcore film's realism (something that 2000's soft-core has brought back on occasion, instead of the 90's music and canned orgasms) and it is here in full force. It's not real but it feels real.

For those who enjoyed the Quebec produced "Deux Femmes En Or", you'll enjoy this one. Another classic film only on Drive-In Classics, the best $2.50 CAN a month you can spend.

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