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'V': The Hot One (1978)

Unhappy housewife Valerie decides to explore her sexuality by becoming a high class prostitute specialized in sexual role play. This makes her question her unhappy marriage to a meek lawyer.


(as Robert McCallum)


(as Robert McCallum)


Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie / Mother
Laurien Dominique ...
Sandy Pinney ...
Carolyn (as Sandi Pinney)
Desiree West ...
Cindy (as Pat Lee)
Kristine Heller ...
Rudy (as Joey Siverno)
Ray Wells ...
Principal (as 'Radio' Ray Wells)
John Seeman ...
Michael Orion ...
David Pinney ...
Theatre Man #1
Dashile Miguele ...
Theatre Man #2
Jean Clark ...
Usher (as J.L. Clark)


Valerie, the wife of a successful attorney, is the picture of sophistication and elegance and impresses her husband's friends and colleagues. However, it turns out that she is really obsessed with taking part in the sleaziest, kinkiest sexual adventures she can think of. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She'll open up to anything or anyone. See more »


Adult | Drama


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Release Date:

15 January 1979 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

V - The Hot One  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actress Jan Davis is seen in the adult film showing on the movie theater screen. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film's opening on-screen credits state, "The story of 'V' is a true story. Only the names have been changed." It is unclear if this is true or not. See more »


Referenced in Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) See more »


Performed by Vangelis
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More Than Meets the Eye
28 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The pseudonymous "Robert McCallum" a/k/a the late real world director and ace DoP Gary Graver may have claimed, if the opening scroll's anything to go by, that this adult film - one of his or anyone else's very best ever - was based on a real life case history, yet to any viewer somewhat versed in world cinema it should be immediately clear that Luis Bunuel's BELLE DE JOUR served as the real source of inspiration. Best to overlook the needlessly sensational title, which unfortunately makes the movie sound like "exploitation city" (to quote late great genre critic Jim Holliday), as this proves a thoughtful dramatic sex film that easily ranks among the intimate industry's finest.

Genre goddess Annette Haven at her most ethereally lovely delivers a compelling performance as Valerie, trophy wife of upper middle class attorney John Leslie. Left alone throughout most of the day, she discovers the urge to experience sex of the seamier kind. To this effect, she takes up afternoon residence at Madame Jacinda's fancy cat house. Under the tutelage of "house girls" Sandi Pinney, dusky diva Desiree West and the tragic Kristine Heller, she learns to fulfill the fantasies of the lonely regulars like frustrated school principal "Radio" Ray Wells and mother-fixated weirdo John Seeman who frequent the place...until her husband's business partner Paul Thomas inadvertently turns up looking for action. As Valerie's devious "best friend", an unusually serpentine Laurien Dominique languidly observes from the sidelines as some sort of semi-oblivious fantasy facilitator or distaff Greek chorus.

An effortlessly intriguing and intelligent script is handled with commendable delicacy by Graver, who was of course also responsible for the first rate cinematography. Sex scenes are invariably raw and intense with the usually ladylike Haven really letting her hair down for a welcome change, especially in the memorable marital rape sequence with Leslie. Kay Parker makes her non-sex debut as the maternal madam and, ironically, looks older than she did in subsequent features. Extremely interesting eclectic soundtrack borrows from real world sources far and wide, including several tracks (amongst which his popular "Psyché Rock") by French avant-garde/"musique concrète" deity Pierre Henry, already employed by this director to spectacular effect in his fabulous fornication film-making debut 3 AM.

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