Pretty Peaches

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Pretty Peaches
Pretty Peaches Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Alex de Renzy
Starring
Production
company
Release dates
  • November 23, 1978 (1978-11-23) (USA)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pretty Peaches is a 1978 American pornographic comedy film directed by Alex de Renzy that is considered one of the outstanding films of the Golden Age of Porn.[1] The film stars Desireé Cousteau as Peaches, described as "a daffy carefree female who cheerfully plunges through life without any worries." In the film, she has a car accident after attending the wedding of her father (John Leslie) and is rendered unconscious. Two guys find her and take advantage of her; then offer to help her when it becomes apparent that she has amnesia. Peaches resolves to keep smiling through all the silly schemes and circumstances the guys come up with.[2]

The movie likely was influenced by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg's Candy, itself a homage to Voltaire's Candide.[3]

While the film features sexual violence, including lesbian rape and a forced enema in a public rest-room – a sequence that was excised from most video releases – the film's tongue-in-cheek attitude keeps it up-beat. The Astronics/Telecine, Ltd. VHS release of the film is un-cut with the forced enema scene intact.[4] Cousteau received the Adult Film Association of America Best Actress award in 1978 for her performance in the movie.[5][6] The film is considered one of director de Renzy's best.[citation needed]

The success of the film spawned two sequels, both directed by de Renzy: Pretty Peaches 2 (1988) and Pretty Peaches and the Quest (1991) with Siobhan Hunter and Keisha in the title role of the 1988 and 1991 films, respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PRETTY PEACHES (Alex de Renzy, 1978) (NSFW)". Vimeo.com. 
  2. ^ Pretty Peaches plot summary derived from information at www.gamelinkk.com
  3. ^ "All-American Deep-Dish Comedy: PRETTY PEACHES (1978)". The Exploding Kinetoscope. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "All-American Deep-Dish Comedy: PRETTY PEACHES (1978)". Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Silver Spoonfuls: A Star Is Porn," High Society magazine, November 1979, pp. 8-9.
  6. ^ Jules Griffon, "The Third Annual Erotica Awards", Adam Film World, Vol. 7, No. 8, January 1980, pp. 24–27.

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