Private School (T&A Comedy) [Movie/Review]

8/10

Year: 1983
Genre: T&A Comedy
Source: Stream

Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine’s arch rival Jordan also has her eye on Jim, and she is willing to do whatever she can to steal him away. Jim’s uber-slob buddy Bubba is going with Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite), Christine’s cynical friend, though he would probably be unfaithful if any other woman were willing to get near him. Bubba and his pals sneak into the girls’ school dressed in drag in hopes of reaching the Promised Land (better known as the women’s shower room), while Christine and Jim run away together for the weekend, though their escapade isn’t as romantic as they had hoped.

Yes, I love me a good T&A 1980’s sex comedy. They are silly fun and totally politically incorrect. Here we really have one that makes use of the name “tits and ass comedy”. More or less every conversation is about sex, girth vs. length, condoms and “doin it”. I actually think this is my #1 in this category.

The film was shot in and around the Los Angeles area, and that’s no surprise when you watch the movie. We get all the usual things, with guys trying to sneak into the girls dormitory, men dressing up like old women to get close to the females and about 43 minutes in we get the mandatory naked shower scene. The nudity parts I would say is even higher than other T&A comedies. The last part when the movie gets more “serious” it kind of drags.

Phoebe Cates (as Christine) is the sugar sweet main girl with a love interest in Jim (Matthew Modine). She makes a solid performance. One year later she would become a world famous star as Kate in Gremlins.

Kathleen Wilhoite (as Betsy) makes her screen debut here (she has to this date 130 actor credits). And she is great as Christines closest friend.

Betsy Russell (as Jordan) plays the arch enemy of Christine, and she is as fantastic as she is in “Tomboy”, if not more. Especially when she fucks with the peeping boys trying to get into the school.

Frank Ryan (R.I.P. 1916–2000) is great as the principle of the school.

Only in a movie like this you can hear the now classic line from Betsy:
– “Bubba said we did it once but I was passed out so I can’t remember a thing.”
… The 80’s, not a #metoo movement as far as the eye could see.

This movie needs a blu-ray release, and the movie gods have granted me the wish and Shout factory will release it at the end of October. As far as I can find out we only have a out-of-print DVD release out there before.


The quality of the trailer down below doesn’t do the movie justice at all. I hope to find one with a better quality.

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