3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 minutes
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“Swingers’ Serenade” is presented as being part of a mock-anthology series called “From Script to Screen.” Our host, “The Professor” (Chris Enright), breathlessly informs us — with an amusing faux Orson Welles style delivery — that in the 1950s and ’60s magazines for the home movie enthusiast abounded. These magazines were meant to provide the instruction to the novice auteur in putting together a veritable cinematic gem. In fact, he says, some of them included scripts for the fledgling director to shoot from, and “Swingers’ Serenade” is culled from one of those pre-fab screenplays.
The silent feature shows a housewife getting jiggy with a door-to-door salesman after her husband leaves for work. With frequent breaks in the action, the Professor supplies twisted comments on the unfolding story and the possible unseemly origins of the actors’ motivation to breathe life into the tawdry storyline.
It soon becomes apparent that this tale is way too kinky to be out of some mainstream ’50s/’60s magazine outside of “Playboy.” And the leading lady’s (Alison Faith Levy) butt gets a lot of attention, but deservedly so! No complaints here.
“Swingers’ Serenade” is a surprisingly fun, good time romp that’ll have you reaching for that dusty, old 8mm camera and filming your own despicable home-made flick.

Posted on February 5, 2001 in Reviews by

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