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Joy of Sex (1984)

Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for ... See full summary »

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Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies. Meanwhile, hormone-crazed Alan Holt pursues some sex for himself, with predictable results. Written by Aaron Teitlebaum <aaront@norden1.com>

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Somewhere between Virginity and Senility lies Paradise.

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Comedy | Romance

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3 August 1984 (USA)  »

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National Lampoon's the Joy of Sex: A Dirty Love Story  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,913,001, 5 August 1984, Wide Release

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$4,463,841
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Tim Matheson screentested for the part of Alan. See more »

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When getting a room to meet Inga, Alan is told to go to room 319 - the number on the door is shown clearly as Renato enters. When Carpenter later breaks down the door, it clearly says 302. See more »

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[first lines]
Leslie Hindenberg: Today is the first day of school.
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Featured in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Dreams
Written by Harold Payne and Clydene Jackson
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I haven't seen a worse movie in quite some time.
26 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie pulled out none of the stops. 80s High School movies aren't usually this painful to watch. The story had potential to be a fun High School movie, but fell far short of the mark. If it weren't for the fact that I couldn't sleep and it's the only thing on TV, I wouldn't have seen it -- and right now I wish I could have gone with my first impulse and given those sleeping pills a shot.


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