Starring: Annette Haven, C.J. Laing, Sharon Mitchell, Jennifer Gray, Suzanne (Susan) McBain, Constance Money, Shirley Peters, Clea Carson (as Loren Michaels), Florence Dorothy (as Camilla Farrell), Helen Wolf, Sybil Kingmaner, Barbara Woodward, Jamie Gillis (as Jaimie Gillis), Alan Marlow, Bobby Astyr.
Annette Haven was the first truly beautiful, intelligent and classy woman in porn. Rebelling against her Mormon upbringing, she was on a quest to change attitudes about sex. Always ladylike whilst totally cock-sure, Ms. Haven is a stunner and, like the 70's porno stars, is a good actress. Shot on film, the outlandish scenario calls for real acting.
Now living in California with her husband Billy, amusingly, when Hustler magazine tried to interview her about the film, she refused to comment as they insisted on calling her a 'starlet' - not a 'star'! Miss Haven picked up a best actress award.
Set in a surreal sex restaurant where food isn't the only treat you can order. World famous sexpert Barbara is interviewed by C.J. Laing amid the bustling sexual buffet. The delirious opening half hour is a sequence of surreal sexual services offered by and to the waiting staff.
The heat in the kitchen is almost unbearable when C.J. Laing falls for dishy dishwasher Wade. Steaming, simmering passion, this is Erotica with a capital E! In this kinky scene she urinates standing over a bowl as gorgeous Wade Nichols, eyes nearly popping out of his head, breaks into a very real sweat. Raw passion as they go for it on the counter, even doing anal with people milling around in the background.
The kinky bondage scene with American princess Constance Money and Jamie Gillis which was edited out for years, is included for this re-release. The scenes were originally cut to avoid the combination of coercion and penetration.
Bobby Astyr's most remembered performance likely remains that of the non-plussed maitre d' in this film. The commentary track with Jamie (Jaimie) Gillis and Gloria Leonard - who does not appear in the film but did work with Metzger on The Opening of Misty Beethoven, is a real treat for any porn fan.
They talk about their fellow performers, what it was like to work with Meztger and some of the differences between the industry in the porno-chic era and the present, in terms of both aesthetics and mores.
The film is creative and skillfully directed, this is a well made piece of classic pornography. The anal scene was really daring and unconventional for its day; in sharp contrast to contemporary product. Fantastic fellatio and virtually wall to wall sex, plenty of electric atmosphere and 70's porno musical score — this is porno chic!
Includes: Proper snogging, cum in salad, interracial (black woman on white guy), sex in public places, cum in mouth/on face/pussy/belly/anus/ass crack/buttocks, lesbianism, B.D.S.M., panty cutting, nipple clamps, wrist, ankle, neck cuffs, chains, flesh coloured stockings.
Running time 1 hr 15 mins - NTSC.
4:3 format. Dolby Digital Stereo. No regional coding. DVD-ROM compatible.
Extras include a 'production stills slideshow', 'hall of fame photo slideshow', a brief introduction to the film and its place in porn history from Jim Holliday.