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The Happy Hooker (1975)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy  |  14 January 1976 (France)
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Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »

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Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent. After a while she decides to make her pleasure her business too, and as her reputation grows she graduates to a high-class bordello. Soon she realises she has the right talents to make a real success of a place of her own. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Lynn Redgrave wasn't the first choice to play Xaviera Hollander. This was because she was working full-time on a Broadway play "My Fat Friend" during much of 1974. Redgrave actually worked concurrently on both this movie and the play at the same time. Redgrave once said: "I go on with the movie usually until the absolute last possible minute and usually go right from the set to the theater. And both parts are non-stop." See more »

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The Leader: [confronting Xaviera in a female prison cell] Hey, big shit madame bitch. Bet you ain't got no black ass turning tricks in your high-class fuckin' house.
Cowgirl: Oh, she afraid the black's gonna rub off all over her beautiful white sheets, ain't ya, honey?
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"The Happy Hooker
Music and Lyrics by Robin Moore
Produced by Robin Moore and Richard Rome
Sung by Mary Olga
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A very tame adult comedy
5 October 2000 | by (West Bromwich, England) – See all my reviews

A very tame adult comedy that despite its title and its somewhat of a cult reputation does not contain any sex whatsoever (unless I missed something). There was an opportunity here to create a seriously dirty film but you get the sense that the makers were to gutless to take the chance. Instead all you are left with is a mildly amusing comedy where the most explicit image is Lynn Redgrave in her panties. A disappointment.


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