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Joy of Sex (1984)

Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for ... See full summary »

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Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for himself, with predictable results. Written by Aaron Teitlebaum <aaront@norden1.com>

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Somewhere between Virginity and Senility lies Paradise.

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's the Joy of Sex: A Dirty Love Story  »

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John Hughes wrote an early version of the script which consisted of several unrelated vignettes. Penny Marshall was offered to direct this version in early 1982. See more »

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When getting a room to meet Inga, Alan is told to go to room 319 - the number on the door is shown clearly as Renato enters. When Carpenter later breaks down the door, it clearly says 302. See more »

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[first lines]
Leslie Hindenberg: Today is the first day of school.
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Featured in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Dreams
Written by Harold Payne and Clydene Jackson
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A coming of age movie about being a teenage virgin.
15 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Great teenage 80's flick. Very funny!! The title of the movie doesn't describe the movie. The movie has nothing to do with the book "The Joy Of Sex". I love those teenage 80's movies. I hadn't ever heard of this movie for the longest time. Before I saw it I wasn't expecting it to be that good. Once I saw it I thought it was fabulous and wondered why it was so underrated. It is now one of my most favorite 80's movies. I highly recommend that you see it!!


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