HIGH SCHOOL FANTASIES was a hit porn film in the '70s, riding on the popularity of "American Graffiti" and "Happy Days". It doesn't hold up well, but retains some nostalgia value.
This hybrid is an example of tipping the balance to far into story/acting (where porn talent is woefully deficient) and not enough arousing sex. In fact, I saw the film at a drive-in as late as March 1980 in a softcore version.
The XXX version, currently on DVD from ABA, mainly adds hardcore inserts, often using the same closeups in different scenes to represent different actors and actresses. Stealing the show is an uncredited actress as English teacher Mrs. Brown, who punishes two jocks (Ric Lutze and Tommy Mazziotti) with a paddle before having a hot threesome with them. She later services our hero Freddie (Larry Barnhouse), and her impressive blow job footage is shown repeatedly throughout the film.
Faring less well is Rene Bond, name attraction but in her boob-augmented phase miscast as the teen heroine Marylou. She is humping Lutze (as usual) much of the time, while Freddie can't get to first base with her.
Lutze & Mazziotti are wont to practical jokes, so they concoct a fake Spanish Fly potion (principal ingredient of which is Ex-Lax) that they sell to Freddie for $75 (big bucks in 1961, when the film is set), so that the nerd can score with women. Surprisingly it works, and the duo spend the rest of the film in vain trying to re-create their formula.
Woeful production values hurt the movie, and a black & white spoof of drive-in movies titled "Blood of the Teen Demon" is mere filler when it could have been interesting. Most tasteless scene has Freddie listening to JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you" inaugural speech on TV (not shown visually), hardly fodder for porn.
Songs credited to the team of Gene Sturman and Bill Spater are idiotic covers of real hits, with all the lyrics randomly changed, including: "Hello Marylou", "Runaway", "Since I Don't Have You", "Come Softly to Me", "At the Hop", "I Only Have Eyes for You", "The Great Pretender", "Little Darlin'", "Whole Lotta Shaking' Going' On" and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?".
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