Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)
Genre: Sex Comedy
Country: USA | Director: John G. Avildsen
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 90mn
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Parents in a small, conservative community don’t think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist plot. The group of prudes is led by an impotent alcoholic and a gay policeman.

The uptight grown-ups in a stuffy small town try to prevent their kids from receiving a proper education on sex. That’s about it for the admittedly flimsy plot, but fortunately director John G. Avidsen keeps the pace moving along at a brisk clip and maintains an amiably inane’n’irreverent tone throughout.

Meanwhile, the disjointed narrative structure and occasional breaking of the fourth wall give this screwball outing an engaging “what the hell?” experimental countercultural bent that’s very indicative of the sunny carefree innocent vibe of the early 1970’s.

Eugene Price’s breezy off the wall script happily pokes fun at puritanical middle class sexual mores and conservative small town values in a pleasant and good-natured way. Granted, the characters are broadly drawn caricatures and the satire is decidedly less than subtle, but overall it’s just too bubbly and goofy to dislike.

Moreover, it’s acted with zest by a lively cast, with especially energetic contributions from Zachary Hains as gung-ho military freak Lance Battle, June McLeod as Battle’s frustrated wife Rita, Dick Carballo as killjoy vice cop Lt. Roger Manley, Yvonne McCall as chipper sex ed teacher Dr. Lilly Whitehorn, Rosella Olsen as the daffy Eve, Diane Moore as attractive spunky blonde Lydia, and Iris Brooks as the brash Lulu. Of course, the generous sprinkling of yummy female nudity certainly doesn’t hurt matters any. Good zany fun.


Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)