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Frustrated Wives (1974)

Sex Farm (original title)
A pair of frustrated housewives who are bored and neglected by their husbands decide to go to a 'sex clinic' in the country.

Director:

Arnold L. Miller

Writers:

Arnold L. Miller (story), Alan Paz
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Credited cast:
Hilary Farr ... Cheryl Hope (as Hilary Labow)
Amber Kammer Amber Kammer ... Diane Waitman
Barry Rhode Barry Rhode ... Jim, the fitness director
Steve Patterson Steve Patterson ... Mick, the masseur
Gordon Whiting Gordon Whiting ... Dr. Schroeder
Sui Lin Sui Lin ... Lana, the masseuse
Gillian Brown Gillian Brown ... Lesley, the lesbian
Kim Alexander Kim Alexander ... Tom Hope
Tristan Rogers ... Robert Waitman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Edwards Ray Edwards ... Charles Truslove
Susan Glanville Susan Glanville ... June Phipps, typist (as Sue Glanville)
Claire Gordon ... Miss Brooks, receptionist
Max Mason Max Mason ... Frank Collins
Liz Mitchell Liz Mitchell ... Health Farm waitress
Pamela Sholto Pamela Sholto ... Mrs. Agatha Stone
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A pair of frustrated housewives who are bored and neglected by their husbands decide to go to a 'sex clinic' in the country.

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A harvest of erotic excitement!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frustrated Wives See more »

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Global-Queensway See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Hilary Farr, the co-host of the long running HGTV hit series "Love it or List it" appears as "Hilary Labow". See more »

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Referenced in Respectable - The Mary Millington Story (2016) See more »

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Dusty artefact
4 August 2016 | by Skint111See all my reviews

After years of searching I finally got to see this title! (Ask me how.) And since there are no reviews of it up here, well, I just HAD to write one.

It's not a good film. Of course. It's similar to 1972's Clinic Xclusive (aka Sex Clinic) and has much in common with other British sex comedies of the period. Two frustrated wives (which was used as an alternate title, possibly to persuade people that this wasn't a notorious film involving farmyard animals) head off to a health farm to get away from their dreadful husbands. Neither of them are especially pretty but their bods make up for it - one suspects they were cast for their chests.

The film was for a while refused a certificate by the BBFC (outside London) for excessive sexual content, but it doesn't seem excessive nowadays (although I should add that the copy I watched had two or three obvious cuts - I suspect a couple of minutes of sexy time was edited out, annoyingly). What will instead stagger any millennials/snowflake generation types watching now (unlikely, I know) is the sexual politics. Their jaws will hit the floor as they see molesting and sexual harassment treated like a joke. Tut tut, they will say, it's no wonder the likes of Jimmy Savile got away with what he did when the cultural climate was like this (the issue is vastly more complex than this but I'm not going into that now). Some women are not treated well in this film.

What also takes the breath away is some OAP sex - some lady, who must be nearly 70, has a topless snog with a guy probably in his 40s. It's not that nice to watch. There's also some inter-racial lesbian fun, which may have raised eyebrows at the time.

The most titillating sequence is one near the end where a husband's bit on the side gets fully naked. The camera homes in on her naked crotch as she goes to put her knickers on. It's a rare bit of pubic hair in the flick.

But Sex Farm isn't a good movie, it's pretty dull and vacant with little in the way of wit or incident. It's easy to see why it resides in obscurity (and that title probably didn't help). Seek it out if you must but don't expect much.


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