The original VEUVES EN CHALEUR was a bona fide box office bonanza in its native France but in fact far from an outstanding achievement in the porn field, pretty much average for director Claude-Bernard Aubert aka "Burd Tranbaree", Mr Middle of the Road himself. It never strayed beyond its initial gimmick of having an opportunistic youth (the somewhat irritating Charlie Schreiner) use the newspaper obituaries as a source for sex-starved widows.
At least the sequel throws in a genuinely offbeat idea or two and has two considerably more appealing male leads in Jean-Pierre Armand (looking ridiculously fresh-faced with an ill-advised perm) and Gregory, actually future fornication filmmaker Gérard Gregory who made a couple of seriously sexy sleepers worthy of rediscovery such as ADOLESCENTES AU PENSIONNAT and L'EDUCATRICE. The story's basically identical to the first flick with the added twist of having the widows frequently outsmarting their 'predators' plus an enigmatic third (female) lead, post mistress and part-time chambermaid (don't ask, it almost makes sense...) Madeleine, portrayed by the radiant Elisabeth Buret (unforgettable in Claude Bernard-Aubert's DROIT DE CUISSAGE), the real star of this film, despite it being hyped as another Brigitte Lahaye vehicle. While mega star Brigitte's back to back gropes are excellent value indeed, it's the final sequence involving both males, Buret and lovely US superstar Serena mixing Aubert's twin erotic obsessions (widows and newly weds) that elevate this charming little trifle to near classic status.
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