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Sin in the Suburbs (1964)

Not Rated | | Drama | February 1964 (Japan)
Several unhappy suburban housewives partake in numerous affairs. One of them gets the neighbors to join her and her fake brother's secret sex club. Meanwhile, the prudish closeted daughter of one of the women starts an affair with her.

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Complete credited cast:
Judy Young ... Kathy Lewis (as Alice Linville)
W.B. Parker ... Louis Muse
Audrey Campbell ... Geraldine Lewis
... Yvette Talman (as Lahna Monroe)
Marla Ellis ... Lisa Francis
Richard Tatro ... Roy Minton
Derek Crane ... Scott Lewis
Ella Daphni ... Peggy Thomas
Charles Clements ... Cliff Haddison
Wayne Roberts ... Jimmy Reed
John Aristedes ... Tad Benton
William Donaldson ... Larry Harket
Joseph Garri ... Henry Francis
Mari Kiselle ... Pam
Carla Conners ... Teen Age Girl
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After discovering that her mother is involved in an adulterous affair, a pretty high school student seeks help from a neighbor. While their trusting bond grows into a deep relationship, a secret sex club for the area's pleasure-seeking women is started. Soon, Mom discovers that her daughter is a member! Written by Stefan Nylen <red@defekt.cinemacabre>

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Interesting Grindhouse/Art Film,"Eyes Wide Open."
1 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

It is too easy to dismiss "Sin In The Suburbs" as mere camp, Joe Sarno has some serious things on his mind and his efforts show results. His movie resembles Cassavettes and Warhol, but I think Sarno was a better filmmaker than either one one of them; he uses a porno house plot to explore the emotional depths of sexuality.

The Suburban milieu is once again viewed as a repressionland but unlike "American Beauty" it is populated not by walking cheap shots, but by real, unsentimental characters. Sarno's method's sound somewhat like Mike Leigh's; but working one imagines under much greater time and budget constraints, his results are more hit and miss. The wall to wall jazz is a big problem.

The Grindhouse boys once took a Bergman Film and tried to sell it as porno, one can only wonder what they made of Sarno;


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