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 »
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
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In the mid Seventies, Paramount Pictures paid a great amount of money to secure the rights to Alex Comfort's sex manual The Joy of Sex just so they could use the title, which they found to be highly commercial. In 1978 they hired Charles Grodin to write a script, telling him the movie 'could be about anything'. Grodin decided to use this exact situation as the premise: a Hollywood writer struggles to write a script based on a sex manual after a big studio acquires the rights. When he finished his first draft, Paramount passed. Grodin finally managed to get his screenplay green lit by MGM as Movers & Shakers. Note that in that movie, the sex manual is called 'Joy In Sex'. See more »
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 »
this movie was based on the book, "the joy of sex." who were the geniuses that came up with this one? how did this movie even get the go ahead? have you read "the joy of sex"? there's no plot. no. plot. what? it's not like it's a story. i mean, trying to turn "one flew over the cuckoos nest" was a horrid idea. that movie was pretty lame. but at least there was a story there, in both the book and the film. but, that's not the movie in question. i forgot what i was talking about. i didn't much like that movie "phone booth" either. that had a lot of plot holes. good burger is a great film, though. maybe i'll go and talk about that one for a while.. this movie was actually pretty good.
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