Grace Caldwell is a child of privilege. Her family owns every business in town,she is beautiful,classy,smart and headstrong. She's also the town slut! Suzanne Pleshette gives a tour De force performance as Grace. The clean teen girl with the dirty little secret.
We first meet Grace as a pretty high school senior. All alone in her huge mansion after school, she emerges from the shower to find one of her older brother's friends watching her from the doorway. Watch this scene carefully, this guy is playing pocket pool like a champ as he watches her towel off! How did this get by the sensors? He forces himself on her, and after a bit of resistance, Grace gives in to her passions and she gets her first taste of forbidden fruit.
We next find Grace in the back seat of a car in her own driveway during her own Halloween party. Her mother is frantically looking for her. Once found, Grace emerges from the car,amazingly unruffled. She tells her shocked mother she "just needed some air" then she waltzes into the house as graceful as a queen. This girl has NO shame!
Next she's back with her brother's statutory rapist friend sneaking into his house while his parents are gone. Down in the cellar they go to the family room for some heavy petting, when surprise!the boy's mother IS home and she is Brett Somers! Brett plays the dog face shrew of a mother like a diva, screaming and yelling, calling Grace every name in the book!
Grace once again leaves the situation like Greta Garbo. Above it all and shocked that this ugly dog face of a woman would question her morals. Later, the boy then gets the crap slapped out of him by his father, after hearing about his rape of a minor.
That night Brett Somers calls Grace's mother and tells her the shocking story. You can see the pain and shame on Grace's mothers face. She confronts Grace, who of course denies the entire event with shocked indignation! "I won't stay in a house where I'm not believed" Grace screams as her mother helplessly looks on. After a more calm discussion the two make up but on her way back down stairs Grace's mother has "a spell" and falls to the floor.
The family doctor is called in and Grace's mother tells the doctor her daughter is a Nympho! The doctor tells Grace's brother Brock and Brock calls Grace into the Den for a little brotherly advise. "Mother thinks your a tramp!" he states while smoking a pipe and looking far too old to be a recent college graduate. "I need it" Grace painfully admits, "I need to feel wanted and loved". "That isn't love" her brother lovingly tells her. This scene is actually quite touching in its candor. You can tell her brother loves her and wants to help her.
That is all your going to get out of me, for the rest of the story you need to see it because it just gets better and trashier, actually quite shocking for a film in 1965!
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