Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman with a powerful taste for the good life is willing to do anything to help make her daughter a star in this vintage sexploitation opus. Emily Potter (Honey Hunter) is a middle-aged divorcée who has moved to New York City with her beautiful daughter, Susan (Liza Duran, aka Jennifer Welles); Emily is determined that Susan is going to go places in show business, though Susan herself would just as soon return to her fiancé and small-town life. A firm believer in the power of the casting couch, Emily uses her own body to break up Susan's engagement and attract the attentions of a creepy but well-connected photographer, while brokering liaisons between Susan and a lesbian talent agent (Merle Miller, aka Georgina Spelvin), a kinky film producer (Charles Carlton Buffum), and an egocentric director. But Susan learns a few things about the sleazy tricks of the trade en route, and pulls a fast one on Emily in the final reel. Career Bed was written and directed by Joel M. Reed, who in time graduated from softcore sexploitation to the infamous slasher comedy Bloodsucking Freaks.
business, career, seduction, upward-mobility