Based on Terry Southern's satirical novel, a sendup of Voltaire's -Candide-. Young Candy is a high school girl who seeks truth and meaning in life, encountering a variety of kookie characters and humorous sexual situations in the process.
Five short comic sketches, all unrelated to each other, except that they are all expressions of Italian sexual humor. In one sketch, Marty Feldman plays a bodyguard, hired by her father to ... See full summary »
In the wake of the success of Pasolini's Decamerone and Canterbury Tales a whole new (albeit short-lived) genre was born, and this is a typical example of these episodic pre-industrial sexy comedies made in the early 70ies, watchable but nothing special.
This film is prettier to look at than Pasolini's pictures - which does not mean that it is a better film. This was achieved by (i) picking a decidedly pretty female cast and through (ii) avoiding ugly realism and going instead for more colourful sets and costumes. For the latter everything moved into a later period and up the social ladder. To this context a vital ingredient needed to be added to make the whole package commercially viable: plenty of female nudity - after all, this is (mild) exploitation cinema.
The film music features Orff's Carmina Burana, although the ancient Latin/German lyrics have been replaced by Italian ones.
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