The Switch (1974)

aka The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego, Oversexed
Article 2390 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 10-12-2007
Posting Date: 2-27-2008
Directed by Joseph W. Sarno
Featuring Rebecca Brooke, Eric Edwards, Sonny Landham

A mousy woman scientist develops a formula that turns her into a nymphomaniac that exudes a scent that attracts partners.

If the above plot description doesn’t clue you in, this is a softcore sex comedy derived from the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, and the movie mostly consists of orgies of one sort or another. Usually, there wouldn’t be much more to say about a movie like this, but it was directed by Joe Sarno, who is considered one of the pioneers of the sexploitation genre, and occasionally he shows touches of depth; for example, the movie spends a little time dwelling on how the use of the formula is similar to drug addiction or alcoholism. He seems to have a decent sense of humor as well, and this helps to make the movie more worthwhile. The movie also features a scene in hell, placing it in the fantasy as well as the science fiction genre as well.



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