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Stephen C. Apostolof (original screenplay) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original screenplay)
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1972 (USA) See more »
Women's Lib or Women's Fib?
A young housewife gets involved in the "swinging" scene and discovers that it isn't all it's cracked up to be. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Angela Carnon ... Peggy
Terri Johnson ... Janet (as Terry Johnson)
Harvey Shain ... Guitarist (as Forman Shane)
Lynn Harris ... Swinger on Shorter Couch
Douglas Frey ... Captain Rogers (as Douglas Fray)
Jane Tsentas ... Blond Swinger in Foreground (as Jean Louise)
Cory Brandon ... Ralph (as Corey Brandon)

Sandy Dempsey ... Swinger with Jim
Duane Paulsen ... Pianist (as Duane Paulson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Cassidy ... Muscular Swinger (uncredited)

Norman Fields ... Janet's Guy (uncredited)
Christopher Geoffries ... Jim (uncredited)
Kathy Hilton ... Swinger with Peggy (uncredited)
John Paul Jones ... Swinger with Peggy on Couch (uncredited)

Ric Lutze ... Swinger with Brunette on Floor (uncredited)
Candy Samples ... Busty Swinger (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen C. Apostolof  (as A.C. Stephen)
Writing credits
Stephen C. Apostolof (original screenplay) (as A.C. Stephen) and
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original screenplay)

Produced by
Stephen C. Apostolof .... producer (as A.C. Stephen)
S.B. Cooper .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava  (as J. Mendozoff)
Cinematography by
R.C. Reuben (director of photography) (as R.C. Ruben)
Makeup Department
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (as Jerry Sussi)
Production Management
Luigi Rogatoni .... post production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harvey Shain .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dick Damon .... sound man
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... gaffer (as Brink Braydon)
R.C. Ruben Jr. .... camera operator
R.C. Ruben Jr. .... still photographer
Other crew
Jo Henry .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A.C. Stephen's Drop-Out Wife" - USA (poster title)
"Drop-Out Wife" - USA (DVD box title)
"Pleasure Unlimited" - (video title)
"Sexpraxis '74" - West Germany
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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Wood Screenplay, 16 June 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Drop Out Wife (1972)

** (out of 4)

Director Stephens once again teams up with screenwriter Edward D. Wood, Jr. to shine a light on swinging. In the film a once happy couple find their marriage starts to get boring so they wonder into the world of swinging. Soon the wife begins to go out of control, which costs her her children, husband and friends. If you tackle the sexploitation genre then you're going to find a lot of films that deal with swinging or women out of control but this one here really stands out due to the wild dialogue from Wood. I'm going to go on the record by saying he was a great screenwriter because I've yet to see a film that features one of his screenplays that is ever boring. I've seen this same story in dozens of sexploitation pictures but Wood's wacky screenplay really makes the material fresh, entertaining and funny. It goes without saying that all of the performances are way below average but this does bring a certain documentary like quality to the film, which works well with the ugly cinematography. The soundtrack is laughable throughout but the story never gets boring. We get countless softcore sex scenes and plenty of nudity to keep things moving. The highlight has to be the first swingers party, which was filmed in a psychedelic way but it also seems to be one long take of women jumping around from men to men.

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