It’s an amusing little irony of exploitation film history that Fred Lincoln, who played one of the scariest screen sociopaths ever in Last House On The Left, would later go on to direct a (literally) touchy-feely “couples movie” for the adult film market.
The film in question is called Oui Girls and starts off as a riff on detective films, with Nick (Paul Thomas) enlisting the help of his nubile but inexperienced assistant Barbara (Anna Ventura) in an undercover operation. He wants to investigate a case of murder-for-insurance and that requires the two to pose as a husband-wife team at a swinger’s hotel.
That said, the script for Oui Girls must have been written on the backs of cocktail napkins because it gets muddled as soon as they reach the hotel and the sex begins. In fact, the plot gets blithely thrown away about two-thirds of the way in. However, fans of vintage erotica won’t care because Lincoln fills the running time to the brim with plenty of sex scenes that incorporate the likes of Lisa DeLeeuw and Sharon Kane (she looks like a butch, new wave version of Courtney Love here).
Lincoln is pretty enthusiastic in his staging the setpieces, particularly a “swinger’s party” that closes the film. He occasionally gets fancy with cinematic technique, like a memorable scene where two lovers do a sort of ballet-styled dance as foreplay and then have sex that is just as choreographed and dramatically edited. Overall, it’s an amusingly goofy example of the “couples movie” that offers kitschy fun for fans of this material, complete with a campy theme song penned by starlet Tiffany Clark.
DVD Notes:Impulse Pictures follows up past Fred Lincoln DVD’s like Same Time Every Year and Serena: An Adult Fairytale with a new, anamorphic transfer of this film. The elements used are a little tattered near the beginning and end but the majority of the transfer looks sharp and colorful. Fans of vintage adult fare will want to pick it up, as it’s still a rarity to get proper celluloid-based transfers of films this old.