Synopsis by Mark Deming
Lonely wives looking to put some spice back in their marriage learn a hard lesson about the wages of infidelity in this well-crafted sexploitation melodrama from Joe Sarno. Mona (Lorraine Claire) and her best friend, Karen (Sheila Britton), are a pair of suburban housewives who have been suffering from a decided lack of attention from their husbands. Karen looks for comfort in the arms of Dick (Alix Reed), a callow college student, but when that ends badly, she and Mona decide they need to find satisfaction elsewhere. A neighbor, Brooke (Monica Davis), gets wind of their predicament and tips them off to "The Exchange," a mate-swapping club which has been quietly operating in the suburbs. With a certain amount of trepidation, Mona and Karen sign on; Karen pairs up with Mona's hubby, Les (George Wolfe), and soon finds herself deeply infatuated, while Mona spends the night with Karen's mate, Wayne (Jim Chisholm), and begins worrying about how her friend and her husband are hitting it off. Things become all the more complicated when a couple from The Exchange begin demanding their turn with Mona and Les, and Dick comes back into Karen's life and threatens to expose her secret life. The Swap (And How They Make It) also features Cleo Nova, who was known off-screen as Peggy Sarno, wife of director and writer Joe Sarno.