Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Her behavior is bizarre, perhaps mad: she poisons the dog's milk and advises the dog not to drink it; she sets the sheets afire as her husband sleeps; she crawls under the dining table to sing. While detained at airport customs for carrying pruning shears, she meets a young Yugoslav woman and goes with her to a Gypsy enclave where she's fought over, takes a lover, helps with the sordid entertainment at a bar, and returns home more dangerous than before. The film also tells parallel stories of Marilyn's daughter becoming a junior homemaker as the young immigrant practices her striptease.
A sultry, erotic comedy [Australia Theatrical]
See more »
Did You Know?
On its original USA release, this film was cut by seconds to avoid receiving an "X" rating from the MPAA. This "R"-rated version was also soon seen on home video and premium cable in that country, but in more recent years the uncensored original has turned up on both as "unrated." See more
They'll never believe this at the Women's Club.
Referenced in Brows Held High: Sweet Movie
Why Did It Have To Be Me
Written by Benny Andersson
(uncredited), Stig Anderson
(uncredited) and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polar Music International See more