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The ABC of Love and Sex: Australia Style (1978)

A tongue-in-cheek sex education documentary covering a different subject for each letter of the alphabet, e.g. A is for Anatomy, B is for Babies, etc.

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John D. Lamond
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Gore ... Narrator (voice)
Michael Cole Michael Cole ... Narrator (voice)
Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan ... Sexologist / Herself
Ian Broadbent Ian Broadbent ... Man with Whipped Cream
Leon Cosak Leon Cosak ... Man / Man in Park
John Michael Howson John Michael Howson ... Leatherman at orgy
Nicholas Kislinsky Nicholas Kislinsky ... Frank(Man at Bar) / Man on Plane / Man in Cinema
Katie Morgan Katie Morgan ... Woman
Marilyn Rodgers Marilyn Rodgers ... Dancer / Anne(Woman at Bar)
Gillian Seemer Gillian Seemer ... Woman in Park (as Gillian Seamer)
Peter Thompson Peter Thompson ... Bearded man at orgy / Husband
Brigitta Almström Brigitta Almström
Robyn Bartley Robyn Bartley
Bettina Borer Bettina Borer
Rose Marie Borg Rose Marie Borg
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Storyline

The film opens with giant alphabet blocks, and a general introduction, then begins to move through the alphabet: "A" is for ANATOMY - discusses the external and obvious differences between males and females. "B" is for BIRTH - also mentions bed and breastfeeding. An interview with Swedish sexologist Maj-Briht Bergström-Walan is shown as well, regarding sex education. "C" is for CONTRACEPTION - includes discussion on the rhythm method and use of the pill, alongside diaphragms, IUDs, condoms and spermicidal cream. "D" is for DREAMS - Dr Alfred Kinsey is cited, alongside the role of the mind and erotic fantasies (e.g. sex in public places) in sexual fulfilment. "E" is for EROTIC - examines forms of erotica, such as films and literature are mentioned, as well as aphrodisiacs, alcohol, sensual massage, and lingerie. E is also for erogenous zones. "F" is for FUN - says that sex should be for enjoyment, play, intimacy, and bonding. Other keywords include food and freedom. "G" is for GENITALS... Written by lament

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A Modern Manual of Love & Sexuality. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1978 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The ABC of Love and Sex See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD70,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Maj-Brith Bergström-Walan of the Swedish Institute for Sex Research received a 'special appearance' credit. See more »

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Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

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Hot and Heavy
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Performed by Daniel Edwardson
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Actually...'P' was for pornography.
8 August 2002 | by VideoPokerAddictSee all my reviews

This documentary comes across as something you might have seen in a progressive sex ed class in the '70s. It gives you a few facts and is extremely dull. If you're expecting something along the lines of a soft porn movie then you'll be disappointed. If you're expecting to learn a lot of interesting things about sex then you'll be disappointed. Plenty of nudity but nothing too steamy (except for a couple of good looking young women making out on a bed together.) I was surprised that they had a very liberal stance on homosexuality but then proceeded to portray all gay guys as flamboyant queens or cross-dressers. Whatever. 2/10


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