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The Harrad Experiment (1973)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  11 May 1973 (USA)
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At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the experiment is to pair incompatible members of the opposite sex as roommates in order to make them shun the traditional concept of monogamy. The film's primary two "couples" are the sex-crazed Stanley and ultra-timid Sheila, and insecure Harry and liberated Beth. In charge of the "experiment" are Prof. Philip Tenhausen and his wife, Margaret, who seem to enjoy the tension they instigate, as well as the graphic sexual episodes that unfold. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

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The Sex manifesto of the free love generation. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Don Johnson sings the ending song, "It's Not Over." The producer, Dennis F. Stevens, plays the flugelhorn solo, overdubbing himself. See more »

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The boom mic is visible over Beth and Stanley as they discuss the initial improvisation exercise with the professor. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Go Gently
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Lori Lieberman
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Nudie Flick as social commentary
9 May 2004 | by (Leominster Mass USA) – See all my reviews

The 1970's brought the movie rating system. The system allowed both nudity and overt sexuality into American films. Hollywood was trying to capture the youth market in a way they never had. This led to a number of "hip" youth low budget oriented movies. Some tried to capture a moments in time such as "The Trip". Some worked only as satire such as "The Seniors". Some tried social commentary as "The Harrad Experiment". All had common dominators: young people, sex and skin.

Some hold up as a time capsule, "The Trip". Some as a silly nudie farce, "The Seniors". And some are just dull. "The Harrad Experiment" falls into this category. What was shocking to one generation, such as "The Chapman Report" and "Peyton Place", becomes boringly silly to future ones.

It's not a bad film, its just a dumb film. Still, if you are interested in seeing youngish Tippi Hedren in bra and panties or a very young Don Johnson's backside; it's worth a look. Just remember, you've been warned.


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