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Monique is a vivacious French au pair girl who not only looks after the children, but also sexually satisfies the parents.


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Complete credited cast:
David Sumner David Sumner ... Bill
Joan Alcorn Joan Alcorn ... Jean
Sibylla Kay Sibylla Kay ... Monique
Nicola Bown Nicola Bown ... Susan
Jacob Fitz-Jones Jacob Fitz-Jones ... Edward
Davilia O'Connor Davilia O'Connor ... Harriet
Carol Hawkins Carol Hawkins ... Blonde Girl (as Carolanne Hawkins)
Howard Rawlinson Howard Rawlinson ... Richard


Monique (Sibylla Kay) is a French au pair who goes to work for Jean (Joan Alcorn) and her husband Bill (David Summer). She takes time to care for the children before getting to know husband and wife intimately. Bill soon notices his wife has becomes more sexually aroused. After Bill sleeps with Monique, he comes home one day to discover the two women in bed together in this flesh feature. Written by Ørnås

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...enjoys both ways. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

26 November 1970 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Au-pair pigen Monique See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tigon See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Susan is played by the real-life daughter of John Bown and Sibylla Kay See more »


Referenced in Deviates in Love (1979) See more »

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It's not what you think!

A new and more liberal censor was appointed in Britain in the 1960's, and one of the results was a rash of 'sexploitation' productions. (But only in the sense that they were able to show some nudity and suggest sexual activity - even by current 'soft core' standards, they were rather tame.) These films were cheap, tacky, and forgettable. But this one is different.

For a start, not only does it actually have a proper script, but the photoplay is literate and rather witty. The characters and the setting (suburbia in South East England) are believable. The acting, although not memorable, is good.

The approach is unique to the genre, in the sense that the sex is placed in some kind of context, whether it is the problematic marriage, the wife's hidden bisexuality, or the free spirited nature of the au pair. It includes a picture of ordinary family life,including the relationship between parent and child. And it appears to be the first British film to tackle the then hushed subject of 'troilism' (which was being featured in some of the tabloid papers at the time).

You will see very little sex in Monique. But you will see sexual tension that almost makes the screen crackle, genuine eroticism, and very witty observations. (All three of them are in bed, and drift into a conversation about the abstract painting on the wall. Perhaps it's hung at the wrong angle...so they all lean to one side.)

In panning the mud, a gold nugget has been found.

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