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Joy of Sex (1984)

Joy of Sex





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The abysmal teen comedy Joy of Sex is stripped down to just sex in every line and in every joke except where other bodily functions come into play. Alan (Cameron Dye) lusts after Leslie (Michelle Meyrink), whose father is a phys ed instructor with the heart of an army drill sargent and no tolerance for Alan -- though Alan is willing to go through almost anything to win Leslie's interest. As this love quest is going on, an undercover agent is out to make a major drug bust at the high school where these teens endure classes -- and some kind of a nut is gluing up odd objects in strange places at school. The bad dialogue is unfortunately matched by continuity gaffs (someone at a motel knocks down the door of room 302 to barge in on a couple in room 319) and other problems, making this a sure loser compared to the book of the same name, which has nothing to do with this movie.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kathleen Knutsen Rowell
In Theaters:
Paramount Pictures


Cameron Dye
as Alan Holt
Michelle Meyrink
as Leslie Hindenberg
Colleen Camp
as Liz Sampson
Ernie Hudson
as Mr. Porter
Joanne Baron
as Miss Post
Darren Dalton
as Ed Ingalls
David H. MacDonald
as Ernie Carpenter
Joe Unger
as Mr. Ranada
Christopher Lloyd
as Coach Hindenberg
DeVera Marcus
as Mrs. Fish
Robert Prescott
as Tom Pittman/Richard
Jan Stratton
as Miss Bismark
Sherry Unger
as Mrs. Holt
Terry Wagner-Otis
as Jenny Hindenberg
Marlon Whitefield
as Punk Student
Sharee Gregory
as Pretty Girl #1
Laura Harrington
as Pretty Girl #2
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A great teen sex comedy, I really enjoyed it, it's both dramatic and hilarious, and the cast is perfect. I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Crazy & funny!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


A teenage girl decides that she must have sex, because she believes she is dying, in this strange sex comedy. Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl) directs.

Adam Browne

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