The Stepmother (1972)
Country: USA | Director: Howard Avedis
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 94mn
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As part of a blackmail plot, a woman is forced to seduce her new husband’s son. Complications, including murder, ensue.
Director/co-writer Hikmet Avedis whips up one doozy of a deliciously convoluted and ridiculous plot and further spices things up with a decent amount of tasty female nudity. Popping up in cool supporting roles are familiar character actor Duncan McLeod (sleazy lawyer Porter Hall in “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”) as a hard-nosed police chief, John D. Garfield as hipster smut movie director Goof, and luscious 70’s drive-in exploitation cinema goddess Claudia Jennings as stoner hippie porno starlet Rita (Claudia naturally does one of her customary yummy full-frontal nude scenes). Jack Beckett’s snazzy cinematography goes overboard on the dewy soft-focus, strenuous slow motion, and, especially, plenty of gloriously tacky freeze frames. The groovy Oscar-nominated theme song “Strange Are the Ways of Love” is a complete sappy hoot. An entertainingly loopy potboiler.