Thursday, August 08, 2019
Thursday Movie Picks: Mrs. Robinson
For the 32nd week of 2019 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We venture into the subject of Mrs. Robinsons from a suggestion by Getter. The subject of older women seducing younger men and all sorts of hilarity occur as well as scandal. Here are my three picks:
1. Private Lessons
A 1981 sex-comedy about a 15-year old kid who has fallen in love with his French housekeeper who is played by erotic film legend Sylvia Kristel. It’s an OK film where despite the oversaturated usage of music by Rod Stewart, it has some moments that I’m sure a lot of young straight men back then wanted to do with Kristel. Yet, the film is disappointing considering that Kristel used a body double for some parts of the film which totally kills the mood although it’s a film that wouldn’t be made now considering that the woman is older and the boy is underage.
A softcore film classic by Andrew Stevens that he also stars in revolves around a woman whose husband had committed suicide due to business issues as she seeks revenge on her husband’s boss and family after her husband had pimped her out for nothing by pretending to be the boss’ son’s tutor. In the meantime, she fucks the boss’ young son and also seduces the boss’ wife and the boss himself while killing some people along the way. It’s a film that is typical of 1990s softcore films that starred Shannon Tweed yet it is so fun but also so goddamn sexy.
3. American Pie
From the Weitz brothers comes the film that sort of brought back the teenage sex comedy before the end of the 20th Century as it included a storyline about one of the four high school seniors who pledges to lose his virginity before the end of high school as he fantasizes about having sex with one of classmate’s mother. During its third act, he would meet that friend’s mother and it’s in this film where the term MILF (mother I’d like to fuck) is invented as she is played by Jennifer Coolidge who would be a regular for the film series (not counting those awful straight-to-DVD fare).
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