Office Love-In/Review

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< Office Love-In
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What an outrageous sexploitation picture! A regular lunch menu of perversion! A series of sex-filled adventures for all those horny degenerates of the big city! I’m talking lesbians, swingers, plenty of age-gappers, and transvestites too! The film follows one secretary, Miss Stephanie Morris (Kathy Williams from Love Camp 7) as she explores her new employment and just about any man she comes across.

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Plenty of production value with this picture; professional sets, real office locations, camera dolly moves, and even creative forethought into pacing as the film moves from one sex scene to another. The much later played-to-death formula (best known during pornography’s golden age of the 1970s and 1980s) is in full force here, way back in the black and white days of 1960s. New characters + cliched hookup scenario = sex scene. You might be a bit fatigued by the third go around (one can hardly imagine theater viewers sticking around for the full length of this kind of picture), but that’s exactly when the filmmakers turn it up with a curveball of fetishism. Wait, what is she going to do with that banana?!

Directed by Bulgarian-American filmmaker Stephen C. Apostolof, a man who specialized in 1960s and 1970s girlie pictures and obviously no stranger to underground weirdos - his debut was Ed Wood, Jr’s Orgy of the Dead! So much fun to be had here and really a great time capsule for the genre. It’s like an episode of television’s MAD MEN, but for real. There’s nothing disturbing or graphic here, not even pubic hair or male genitals (this is a classy picture after all, not smut). Just plenty of beautiful natural breasts, people enjoying sex, and dialogue performances that have to be seen and heard to be believed. The final scene even goes meta with characters watching a porno flick themselves and the last frame of the movie does, in fact, break the fourth wall. Absolutely loved this title! Highly, Highly recommended.

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Josh Stephenson was born in Florida, schooled in Chicago, and lives in New Orleans. His mother went into labor while his father and brother were attending a theatrical double feature of EXCALIBUR and BLOOD BEACH. A youth spent in the VHS rental heyday led to a lifelong addiction to movies. He holds a BS in Television Journalism from the University of Florida and a BA in Film Editing from Columbia College Chicago. He continues to work in the Louisiana film industry despite a government-issued tax cap.
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