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Directed by John D. Lamond
Running time 90 minutes
John D. Lamond demonstrated the truth of the “sex sells” dictum with Australia After Dark (1975) and The ABC OF Love And Sex (1978). Felicity is a full-frontal assault on the premise, being a confection of soft-core girl-on-girl and boy-on-girl and girl-on-boy coupling stitched together by a perfunctory storyline and padded out with banal dialogue and generic travelogue footage as young and randy Felicity (Glory Annen) leaves an exclusive girls' boarding school for a holiday in Hong Kong where she gets to indulge all her sexual fantasies. Neither pornographic nor dramatically engaging with a lacklustre cast whose probable only requirement was to be willing to roll around naked there’s not a whole lot to recommend Felicity other than as a memento of what was considered as “liberated” sexual attitudes at the time. BH
BTW: An uncredited Lamond appears as the school gardener in a performance that probably can be taken as indicative of the level of inspiration involved in the production.
DVD Extras: Audio commentary with Lamond and Annen; Confessions of an R-Rated Movie Maker – an interview with the director; Stills and poster gallery; Original Theatrical Trailer.
Available from: Umbrella Entertainment