Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

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Three female frequenters of a steam room decide to fight its closure.

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The final classic from acclaimed director Joseph Losey. See more »

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The film's source play won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 1981 which was at the time known then known as the Society of West End Theatre Award for Best New Comedy. See more »

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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1047 (1992) See more »

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Steaming
Music by Richard Harvey
Lyrics by Robin Bextor (as Robin Ellis-Bextor)
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Very Subtly Erotic
26 August 2002 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

While this is not a real great piece of film making, I found it to be erotic in a very subtle sort of way. First, the whole concept of a movie about 40ish and 50ish women hanging out (in more ways than one) at spa is very exciting to me. Then add the fact that we have established actresses like Sarah Miles and Vanessa Redgrave spending a lot of time lying around in towels and less and you have a very erotic film in my opinion. I really hated to see it end. If you find this concept much more sexy that overt sexuality, then you might want to check out this film. It's hard to find, though. I found it in a small independent video store in 1987 and haven't come across it since.


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