Felicity (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Donald Guarisco

This softcore sex romp borrows heavily from Emmanuelle but still has plenty to offer in other areas. Fans of the genre are likely to enjoy Felicity because it takes a lighthearted, romantic approach to erotica that makes it fun to watch even when it is marking time between sex scenes. Glory Annen makes an attractive yet natural-looking starlet, and her story takes the form of an engaging travelogue-style narrative that explores every opportunity to indulge in erotic goings-on. However, the best thing about Felicity is the thorough approach it takes in delivering the sexy goods; the filmmakers wisely set the action in Hong Kong to give the film an exotic flair, and director John Lamond gives the film a glossy look that does an effective job of expressing its overheated mood in visual terms. It's also the rare film in this genre in which the main character learns something about love while pursuing sex, an aspect that further enhances its appeal. In short, Felicity is one of the better examples of the sexploitation genre and an entertaining trip back to the heyday of the sexual revolution.



coming-of-age, finishing-school, sex, sexual-awakening