Director - Alex de Renzy (Deep Dish Booty Pie)
Starring - Desiree Cousteau (Superwoman), John Leslie (L.A. Raw), and Paul Thomas (The Devil in Miss Jones: Resurrection)
Release Date - 1978
Genre - Comedy
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)
Rating (out of 5):
One man can't survive on just one sleazy flick at a time can he? After I recently watched Vinegar Syndromes' release of Star Virgin I decided it was time to check out another Vin Syn release. A few years ago they sent over the sexploitation/vintage porn Pretty Peaches on bluray. The film was released in 1978 and starred Desiree Cousteau in one of her most memorable roles. When I received the film I was later told that Vin Syn would be releasing the Pretty Peaches trilogy on blu. I thought it would be counter-productive to review just this film when I would be reviewing the entire trilogy later so I put it off until I could get my grubby little hands on that set. Sadly, that set did not come out until well over a year later but when it did I was grateful that my friends over at Vin Syn sent it my way.
The film follows Peaches (Cousteau) who is traveling to her father's wedding. She meets her new step-mother and the two try to be friends but eventually Peaches hates all the attention her new mother is receiving from her father and leaves in a hurry. She has an accident and is ejected from her jeep. Two men find her and discover she was knocked out by the collision. Before she wakes one of the them decides to fuck her a little. She awakens and has no memory of who she is or how she got there. She lie to her and tell her that the jeep is theirs and then take her back to their place to stay. They convince her to get a job so she can pay their bills while she works and finds herself in random sexual encounters until one day she finds herself at an orgy blowing her dad before all her memories come back to her.
I'm going to be completely honest and admit that I was curious to check this one out. I had actually heard about this film before it was sent my way from Vin Syn. I was a member of several horror forums for years before social media and I had heard a couple mention how much they enjoyed it. I looked it up a few times and shied away from it when I saw Cousteau. I was just not into her look. She was pretty but not in a way that I like my women. However, after actually seeing the film I have to say that the film's artwork does not do her justice. The acting in this one is far, and I mean far, from perfect but the cast is still fun to watch. Cousteau is great at playing the cute and innocent character that is very naive when it comes to sex. She was brilliant at this and does a great job. With that being said, this little gimmick gets old very quickly. The remainder of the cast is a little hard to watch and are clearly there for the sex and not the acting. The story for this one is all over the place. It flows and feels just like a comedy. There is scenes full of dry humor and gags and the set up feels like it has a big punch line that is never delivered. We then get weird doctors giving enemas, sex craved men, lusty women, and wild orgies. The story really is more than your normal porn flick. Finally, those of you looking for action will not find it here unless the action you are looking for is sex. The film is full of it. However, if you want some humor then you will find some spread throughout. Overall, Pretty Peaches is a surprisingly sleazy good time. Desiree Cousteau is great and carries the film all the way until the happy ending. If you want a raunchy good time then be sure to check this one out!