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The Importance of Being Sexy (1971)

Loving and Laughing (original title)
Quebec sex farce about a straitlaced young man who spends time in a commune, while a hippie takes his place as a French tutor for a rich family's daughter.


John Sone (as J. Johnson)


Complete credited cast:
André Lawrence ... Lucien Lapalme
Mignon Elkins Mignon Elkins ... Mrs. Margaret Harrison
Michèle Mercure ... Lovely (as Michel Mercure)
Gordon Fisher Gordon Fisher ... Reggie Parker
Susan Petrie Susan Petrie ... Belinda Harrison (as Sue Helen Petrie)
Céline Lomez ... Diane
Julie Wildman Julie Wildman ... Joan Harrison
Burt Adkins Burt Adkins
Steve Michaels Steve Michaels
Richard Comar Richard Comar
Leon Morenzie
Henry Gamer Henry Gamer
Jimmy Tapp Jimmy Tapp
Walter Massey Walter Massey
Tony Westman Tony Westman
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Quebec sex farce about a straitlaced young man who spends time in a commune, while a hippie takes his place as a French tutor for a rich family's daughter.

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In 1971, St Albans was delighted when this movie was filmed in their town. Locals were cast as extras and many of the town's higher-ups such as the mayor and police chief were invited to the premier in Montreal. You can imagine their surprise when the movie started and they learned that the movie had received an X Rating. See more »


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Cool Hip Nude Fest
26 December 1999 | by tabongaSee all my reviews

From the waning daze of hippiedom comes this good-natured nude frolic of pot smoking, skinny dipping, group sex, French lessons (take a guess, you'll be wrong), and dope busts. Pretty boppers (mostly nude) and male hipsters (a lot less nude) do their own thing in their own time on a Quebec commune and in a Vermont mansion.

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Release Date:

8 September 1971 (Canada) See more »

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Getting High See more »

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Gaspé, Québec, Canada See more »

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Cinépix See more »
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