Teasers, The / La liceale (1975)

2.5 out of 5

Produced by former Edwige Fenech squeeze Luciano Martino, the brother of prolific genre director Sergio, and directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini La liceale is a sometimes sweet, sometimes sensitive coming of age slice of silliness in the style of commedia sexy all'italiana.

A genre that can occasionally that can occasionally stray into the realm of the creepy, the Italian sexy comedy were amply summed up in their poster art which would often show the female lead character in the foreground while slobbering men would cluster in groups in the background, going cross eyed, getting hot under the collar and looking pretty pathetic. The perfect poster boy for this kind of character would be the funny and diminutive ex electrician and Fellini discovery Alvaro Vitali who would be depicted as going cross eyed when overwhelmed at the sight of uncovered female flesh. Unsurprisingly enough Alvaro Vitali is in La liceale.

The undoubted star of the movie and focus for the adoring and occasionally cross eyed gaze of male co stars is former Miss Teenage Italy Gloria Guida who dominates this feature while supported by Ilona Staller the Hungarian born former porn star and politician that most will know by her nickname of Cicciolina. There is also a small role for Franco Diogene would later have the most memorable scene of Strip Nude For Your killer when he is murdered while inflating his plastic doll lover.

A nice example of the genre The Teasers is all good fun and is pretty good natured.

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