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Alan Finney (writer)
John D. Lamond (writer)
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Release Date:
March 1978 (Australia) See more »
A Modern Manual of Love & Sexuality. See more »
A tongue-in-cheek sex education documentary covering a different subject for each letter of the alphabet, e.g. A is for Anatomy, B is for Babies, etc. | Add synopsis »
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C grade movie, a Lamond classic See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sandy Gore ... Narrator
Michael Cole ... Narrator
Robyn Bartly
Brigitta Almsron
Rettima Borer
Rosemarie Borg
Ian Broadbent
Leon Cosak
Ian Crow
Catherine Dios
Elizabeth Featherstone
Marie-Louise Fors (as Marie Louise Forsen)
Favio Giovangnoli
Louise Hemmingway
John Michael Howson ... Leatherman at orgy
Susan Hunter
Nicholas Kislinsky ... Man at Bar / Man on Plane / Man in Cinema
Katie Morgan ... Young Blonde
Brigid O'Donoughe
Marilyn Rodgers ... Dancer / Woman at Bar
Kenth Schonning
Gillian Seemer (as Gillian Seamer)
Maud Sundling
Peter Thompson ... Bearded man at orgy / Husband
Stephen Walsh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan ... Herself (as Maj. Briht Bergstrom-Walan)

Directed by
John D. Lamond 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Finney  writer
John D. Lamond  writer

Produced by
John D. Lamond .... producer
Cinematography by
Garry Wapshott 
Film Editing by
Russell Hurley 
Casting by
Val Arden 
Art Direction by
Stephen Walsh 
Makeup Department
Margaret Archman .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Bob Gardiner .... sound mixer
Russell Hurley .... sound editor
Bruce Lamshed .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Mike Hudson .... special props
Camera and Electrical Department
Lasse Björne .... second unit photography: Stockholm
Jack Endacott .... assistant camera
Brian Gracey .... second unit photography: Melbourne
Russell Hurley .... still photographer
Ray Thomas .... gaffer
George Turner .... grip
Animation Department
Dennis Way Nicholson .... animator: title animation
Other crew
Jackie Howarth .... production assistant
Ray Strong .... titles

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The ABC of Love and Sex" - Australia (TV title), International (English title) (informal short title)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The film was inspired by and influenced by Sweden's earlier Ur kärlekens språk (1969) [The Lanuage of Love], and its sequels More About the Language of Love (1970) [More About the Language of Love], Kärlekens XYZ (1971), and Kär-lek, så gör vi: Brev till Inge och Sten (1972). Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan, of the Swedish Institute for Sex Research, appeared in the first three of these Swedish educational skin-flicks, as well as being involved in this Australian version of the above, The ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style (1978).See more »
Movie Connections:
References Emmanuelle (1974)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
C grade movie, a Lamond classic, 5 December 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Again, another so so documentary from Lamond, but he makes this one very entertaining with a clever start. Picture if you will a class of little girls and boys, and their teacher, presented as clay figures as if the makers of The Wombles were in town. This is a funny scene as our eyes and knowledge about sex is really about to be expanded and what better way as if through the alphabet. This includes lesbianism, masturbation, and even RAPE. I couldn't believe that when we reached the letter P, prostitution wasn't mentioned. We do skip a letter here and there, though. What we got here is a fun documentary, that never bores, with actors so cheesy they're funny, if perfect, and that's what bad acting is, funny, as is some of the male V.O.'s dialogue. One scene has a couple in bed, and when you think the middle aged male is gonna pull out his schlong, he pulls out a bunch of roses. There's a blonde hottie, who looks great, fully stark, massaging the biggest blown up penis I've ever seen. John Michael Howson, a favorite with John Lamond, plays a gay party crasher in biker gear where he makes this hilarious remark, typical of his mouth. What really cheesed me off about this movie was the dance sequence, amidst the big letter blocks, used at the start and it's finish that was just warranted, if bloody annoying. We even have a overseas sex expert give her opinion on the subject. Overall this documentary, a popular hit at the drive in, is a fun way to kill 76 minutes, and Lamond fan, like I am (although Breakfast in Paris nearly bored me to tears) do recommend this for couples in the mood, or for people who just want a good laugh. It's funnier than a few bad comedies, I've seen, I can tell ya. And remember, couples that play together stay together. An all true line for most of it's worth.

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