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3 December 1975 (France) See more »
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When a frustrated woman's innermost fantasies become a reality...
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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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Cast

  (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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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)
 
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Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza  (as Felix F. Voza)
 
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Tom Brumberger .... assistant director
 
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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)
 
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Jack Justis .... performer: original music
 
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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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Director Trademark: [Joseph W. Sarno] [Incest]See more »
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Carole:Mama, you're much older than he is!
Jennifer Robinson:So, I'll enjoy it while it lasts. Nothing is permanent, baby, nothing.
Pete:But why? Why you leaving with this guy?
Anna:You're wanted here very much.
Jennifer Robinson:You all want me.
[kisses Carole goodbye]
Jennifer Robinson:But, he needs me.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
It's Joe Sarno - and that's a good thing., 24 June 2011
Author: dmacewen from United States

Joe Sarno was a special and talented filmmaker, and his erotic films were always a cut above the general run of such fare in the 60s and 70s. "Confessions of a Young American Housewife" is the story of a young wife, her husband, and her swinger friends. When the young woman's mother comes to visit, her introduction to their sexual ways becomes the movies main focus. Sarno manages to elicit a rough dignity from his actors, and the characters are more than pieces of meat. The final scene is surprisingly touching: early in the film I disliked the characters for their lifestyle, and by the end I had come to see they were not the emotionally shallow people I had taken them to be. If you are one of those dismal unfortunates who watch HBO and Showtime garbage like True Blood and Tell Me You Love Me to spice up your flaccid middle-aged sex lives, then you will be unable to appreciate this film. For the rest of you with taste, check it out.

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