Chambermaids (1974)

Chambermaids (1974)
aka Chamber Maids
Country: USA | Director: Unknown
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 71mn
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Starring: Eric Edwards, Jeffrey Hurst, Valerie Marron, Levi Richards, Lynn Stevens, Mary Stuart, Andrea True

Actresses/part-time hotel chambermaids Sally (Valerie Marron, Metzger's THE IMAGE) and Mary Ellen (Mary Stuart, NAKED CAME THE STRANGER) come to the conclusion that they have to offer more personal services to the guests for bigger tips. Sally hits it off right away with lingerie salesman Marvin (Levi Richards, THE PRIVATE AFTERNOONS OF PAMELA MANN) who invites her back that evening to entertain client Smitty (Jeffrey Hurst, THE GANJA EXPRESS) – whose wife will be joining them later – and to bring a girlfriend. Unfortunately, Mary Ellen – who has just blown some life back into a newlywed (Eric Edwards, ABDUCTION OF AN AMERICAN PLAYGIRL) – can't make the party but has a replacement in mind (inexplicably, it is Mary Ellen who shows up for Marvin's party while Sally disappears from the picture). Mistaking Smitty's wife Sarah (singer/actress Andrea True of the disco hit "More, More, More") when she skips the concert, Marvin sends her off to get ready. Figuring what's good for the goose is good for the gander, Sarah gets it on with Mary Ellen. Carol, upset that her husband was finally able to get it up and then called out Mary Ellen's name, stumbles upon them and is pulled into a threesome. Smitty shows up for a good time not realizing that his wife is waiting to pounce and Carol's husband is about to happen upon an orgy with his wife as the centerpiece.

Even in the golden age of American pornographic cinema, plot (not the same thing as story) has never been a crucial concern; but THE CHAMBERMAIDS makes for a frustrating viewing experience if you pay more attention beyond the "action". Presumably the actress who played Sally was not available beyond the early shoot, and her absence makes complete hash out of the sitcom-level misunderstandings and presumed identities that make up the second half of the film what with Carol not batting an eye at meeting Mary Ellen (presumably the character was meant to be Sally since Mary Ellen couldn't make it) after her husband has called out her name. Instead of a punchline ending, the film just kind of fizzles out with a quizzical look from Richards held a few seconds too long. As far as golden age adult films go, it's sort of middle-of-the-road with flat direction, proficient photography, and a familiar cast of seventies porn regulars whose charisma makes up for the lack of invention in the script or its direction (the style is so generic as to be anonymous). It's worth seeing for diehard fans of seventies XXX (some of which might be able to ferret out the likely identity of its director).
Chambermaids (1974)

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