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My Pleasure Is My Business (1975)

R | | Comedy | February 1975 (USA)
The President of Gestalt hopes to improve his popularity by allowing an adult film star to live in his country.

Director:

Al Waxman

Writer:

Alvin Boretz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Xaviera Hollander Xaviera Hollander ... Gabriele
Henry Ramer ... His Excellency
Colin Fox Colin Fox ... Freddie
Don Cullen Don Cullen ... Police chief
Kenneth Lynch Kenneth Lynch ... Alfie
George Sperdakos ... Hotel manager
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... All the detectives
Michael Kirby ... Gus
Jayne Eastwood ... Isabella
Renata Plestina Renata Plestina ... Mimi
Monica Parker ... Dr. Frida Schluss
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Sorrentino
Sydney Brown Sydney Brown ... Dying old man
Richard M. Davidson Richard M. Davidson ... Reporter (as Richard Davidson)
Robert Goodier Robert Goodier ... Senator
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The President of Gestalt hopes to improve his popularity by allowing an adult film star to live in his country.

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You've read about her... Talked about her... NOW SEE HER! See more »

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Comedy

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Directed by the King of Kensington
19 November 2004 | by cfc_canSee all my reviews

This is not a porn film, nor is it a biography on the life of Xaviera Hollander, whose book based on her experiences in the world's oldest profession was big stuff at the time. (for that story, check out The Happy Hooker with Lynn Redgrave-1975). This movie is a low budget, Canadian made sex farce in which Xaviera is deported from the USA and has to find a new place to set up camp. Many countries will not allow her to stay as she is "too sexy". She finally lands in a fictional European country where she soon reverts back to her old madame-ish ways. There is a fair amount of exposed flesh but nothing too explicit. The film is more silly than anything else. The comedy is outrageously bad. It has an air of "what-were-they-thinking-at-the-time?" including a slapstick bicycle chase which I guess was meant to be like the silent movies but can't even measure up to those. The odd part is that it features several veteran Candian performers: Henry Ramer as the nasty official who opposes Xaviera, Jayne Eastwood as his libidinal wife, Marvin Goldhar playing various detectives, Colin Fox and Jackie Burroughs are also thrown in for good measure. The movie was directed by the late Al Waxman and is a good indication of why he didn't direct many features afterwards. In his biography, he talks about this movie with pride as it was a money maker in it's day. Today, it has a campy, cult-ish quality but not much else.


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Country:

West Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die heißeste Frau der Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD365,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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