The earlier of a confusing jumble of 2 films with same name (the other ALL IN THE SEX FAMILY is a NYC production starring Tina & Jason Russell), this ALL IN THE FAMILY has a charm that can grow on you (repeated viewings?) due to its lack of sophisticated technique.
Mostly shot MOS, it develops its incest theme cleverly. After beginning with the then- mandatory "Thus Sprach Zarathustra" theme, then cute Tricia Opal wakes up to the smell of eggs & bacon cooking as a jazz bass solo plays - the jazz used in this film is excellent and fits the XXX action well.
Opal sees her brother taking a shower and stroking his dick as a saxophone wails, setting us up for what's to come. Andy Bellamy in white lingerie serves breakfast during a guitar solo; delayed narration by Tricia explains she's Frank's brother and Andy is his fiancée.
Andy and Tricia have a lesbian scene on the couch -four fabulous breasts, and lyrical jazz. Frank phones -he's found a nude modeling job for sis: Opal's photographer is Tony, with a horny femme assistant Lois watching her poses, and belatedly sound dialog is introduced after the previous MOS shoot. Lee Morgan's Blue Note classic "The Sidewinder" plays as a threesome erupts in the studio.
Back home, with direct-sound dialog, Jeff & Suzy visit Frank & Tricia, cuing a foursome. In voice-over Tricia calls Jeff by the name "Artie" -typical sloppiness.
"Incest is best" emerges as a theme as Tricia looks forward to humping her brother, and the Herbie Mann classic "Comin' Home Baby" rhythm jazz plays. They switch partners during his flute solo, consummating the awaited incest. After the guests leave, Opal gives her brother a blow job during a sexy solo, cuing his money shot.
Andy returns home and is shocked. However, soon Tricia is teaching bro's future wife how to give a proper blow job and a threesome results. Accompaniment is a vibes arrangement of Bronislau Kaper's jazz standard (from the MGM movie of the same name) "Invitation".
Andy phones Suzy and apologizes for being a prude, then joins Suzy for a threesome as George Harrison's "Because" plays = a change of pace. Andy visits the photo studio where blonde Lois is holding fort, cuing their lesbian scene accompanied by a Herbie Hancock song.
"Two weeks later" card flashes and film ends with an orgy featuring the entire cast, delivering several money shots as a big band blasts.
With the central incest angle slipped in neatly, this emerges as a minor classic combining sex and jazz.
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