Decrepit old codger Ebenezer K. Bartholomew, who claims he was around at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, takes viewers on an expletive-filled whirlwind tour of the "real" history of our founding fathers, exposing their dirty little secrets for the world to see. His frequently uproariously funny narration leads us into the various, extremely well-done erotic episodes. The already mentioned Haven and Reynolds (who side-lined as a stand-up comedian outside of his copious adult work, including Rene Bond's farewell fling DO YOU WANNA BE LOVED ?) have bookend scenes. Jeff Lyle (a/k/a "Robert Stones", Linda Wong's co-star in Sam Weston's unfairly dismissed ORIENTAL BABYSITTER) is Paul Revere, doing a really hot number on the always scorching Kristine Heller, the insatiable rock star from Alex De Renzy's BABYFACE. Lyle and Heller were teamed again, proof positive that lightning does not strike twice in the same place, in Carlos Tobalina's characteristically dreary ULTIMATE PLEASURE. Stalwart John Seeman (the hunky chauffeur from Richard Kanter's DESIRES WITHIN YOUNG GIRLS) dons a silly skull cap for the part of Benjamin Franklin, discovering electricity and immediately putting it to good use by applying the world's first vibrator to lovely Angela Haze, who was one of the duplicitous streetwalkers separating sailor Richard Pacheco from his cash in Damian Lee's sweet sleeper BABY LOVE AND BEAU. No one should have any trouble identifying the King himself, John Holmes, as Captain John Smith making out with Pocahontas as essayed by the fabulous Desiree West, the single black female superstar of the '70s. Sandi Pinney (who made an impression as Caroline, the woman who unwittingly inspires Annette Haven's descent into depravity in Gary Graver's superlative V THE HOT ONE) has an all time Sapphic bit with achingly pretty Gail Lawrence a/k/a "Abigail Clayton" in the barn before being ravished by the Minute Men, played by Jon Martin (star of Harold Perkins' HOT LUNCH and a solid supporting stud well into the '90s), Radio Ray Wells (John Leslie's hapless cab driver colleague in Svetlana's "F") and Clay Hyde (one of the "Magnificent Seven" in Antonio Shepherd's 7 INTO SNOWY, though he had already done some orgy stuff in the Mitchell Bros. early '70s classic RESURRECTION OF EVE).
Perhaps because it's such infectious, at times positively anarchistic fun, liberally sprinkled with anachronisms, and everyone appears to be enjoying themselves too much to be labeled "professional", it might seem easy to dismiss the finer points of film-making Segall so deftly exhibits. Evocative lighting (usually described as "too dark" by current carnal critics) and smooth camera-work combine with flawless editing rhythmically set to another superb, song-packed "Long John" soundtrack to assure one of the more visually appealing and perfectly paced porno picks of the era. For the record, "Long John" (or "John Long" or any possible permutation thereof) were actually two mainstream songwriters whose services Segall frequently called upon. If additional proof were needed that terrific music can greatly enhance an already solid sex scene, one need look no further than this immensely enjoyable gem of a movie.
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