Suburban Roulette (1967)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cult filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast) directed this surprisingly tame exploitation film about the then-hot topic of suburban wife-swapping. A couple moves into their new house and are soon turned on to the swingers' lifestyle by their naughty neighbors. Their daring fling culminates in a party in which bed partners are chosen by the spin of a roulette wheel. As in most adults-only features of the time, not to mention studio ventures such as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), straying from traditional morals only gets everyone in trouble as tempers and jealousies flare. At the end, everyone goes back to their original partners and decency is restored. The generally prudish outlook of the "swinger" films finally reached its nihilistic culmination in David Cronenberg's vehement Shivers (1975).

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sex, spouse