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3 December 1975 (France) See more »
When a frustrated woman's innermost fantasies become a reality...
An attractive but conservative mid-30's housewife stays at the house of her sexually open daughter and soon becomes involved in her daughter's swinger lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mary Mendum ... Carole (as Rebecca Brooke)
Jennifer Welles ... Jennifer Robinson
Chris Jordan ... Anna

Eric Edwards ... Pete

David Hausman ... Eddie
Juliet Jay ... Penny (as Lana Joyce)
Erica Eaton ... Mrs. Carrie Fields
Arlana Blue ... Shandara

Directed by
Joseph W. Sarno 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph W. Sarno 

Produced by
Tom Brumberger .... producer
Joseph W. Sarno .... producer (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza .... producer (as Felix F. Voza)
Original Music by
Jack Justis 
Cinematography by
Stephen Colwell (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joseph W. Sarno  (as Joe Sarno)
Phil Voza  (as Felix F. Voza)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brumberger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Phil Voza .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Berns .... assistant camera (as Norman C. Berns)
Mik Cribben .... key grip (as Mik Cribbens)
Douglas Milt .... gaffer (as Doug Milt)
Music Department
Jack Justis .... performer: original music
Other crew
Paul Kuchukian .... production assistant
Paul Larissey .... production assistant (as Paul Larisey)
Peggy Steffans .... script supervisor
Susan Zwerman .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Confession of an American Housewife" - USA (short title)
"Confessions of an American Housewife" - UK (video title)
"Temptation" - UK (video title)
"Признания молодой домохозяйки" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Echanges" - France (imdb display title)
"Familienorgie" - West Germany
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105 min | UK:80 min | USA:73 min (DVD version)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (cut) | Australia:RC (original rating) (1977) | UK:X

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Director Trademark: [Joseph W. Sarno] [Incest]See more »
[VHS version]
Shandara:[while fingering Jennifer] By Kali, you must renounce the tainted world!
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Confessions of a Young American Housewife, 30 May 2010
Author: Perception_de_Ambiguity from The Divided States of Earth

Taken less seriously and not looking at the plot as a whole it is almost understandable if it gets dismissed as primarily a soft porno hiding in the cloak of a melodrama, since the individual scenes are structured like cliché set-ups for porn scenes.

But WOAH! This turned out to be so much more captivating and thoughtfully put together than the first minutes and the sleazy 70's porno look suggested. The plot develops naturally and builds-up to reveal what turns out to be the movie's main theme. What begins as a movie about a conservative, middle-aged mom opening up to new sexual experiences through the initiative of her daughter ends up as a movie about a mother/daughter relationship with unspoken sexual tensions.

And there is something to be said about how certain colors stick out on that sleazy 70's porno footage which can work artistic wonders on dames wearing colorful makeup typical of that decade as can be witnessed in 'Confessions of a Young American Housewife'...

I'm giving this 8 out of 10 young housewives getting upstaged among her swinger friends by her still juicy mother who everyone wants to feel up and who has the desire to be felt up but is too uptight (for now)

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