Synopsis by Mark Deming
Asked to choose between making love to thousands of attractive women or fighting in the Vietnam War, a man makes the seemingly obvious choice only to discover it's not quite what he expected in this satiric comedy drama. Wilbur Steele (Tom Shea) is a college student who moonlights as a political organizer, poet, and musician. Wilbur is also something of a ladies' man, which draws the attention of a group of clandestine scientific researchers led by Dr. Wednesday (Keith McConnell), whose work is being funded by eccentric billionaire W.W. (Stuart Lancaster). Obsessed with overpopulation and his own inability to father a child, W.W. has hatched a plan to sterilize 80 percent of the adults on Earth, with a handful of carefully chosen men and women keeping the Earth suitably populated. Dr. Wednesday has studied Wilbur's health records and bloodlines, and coupled with his appetite for sex, he seems a perfect candidate for the program; Wilbur himself is not so enthusiastic, but when he's told his choice is to join them or be drafted into the army, Wilbur reluctantly accepts. In order to father 2,000 children in two years, Wilbur is given new female partners three times a day; however, he's not permitted to speak with them or form any sort of personal relationship, and after a few weeks of constant sex without any sort of affection, Wilbur begins to go mad. Wilbur and the Baby Factory was written and directed by Tom McGowan under the assumed name Tom Wolfe.
anti-war, college, escapades, experiment, pregnancy, sex, student