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National Lampoon's Joy of Sex

Movie Poster
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Produced by Frank Konigsberg
Written by Screenplay:
Kathleen Rowell
J.J. Salter
Sex Manual:
Alex Comfort
Starring Cameron Dye
Colleen Camp
Michelle Meyrink
Music by Bishop Holiday
Scott Lipsker
Harold Payne
Cinematography Charles Correll
Editing by Allan Jacobs
William Elias
Ned Humphreys
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 3 August 1984 (USA)
Running time 93 min.
Country  United States
Language English
Gross revenue $3,687,801 (USA)

National Lampoon's Joy of Sex (also known simply as Joy of Sex) is a 1984 film directed by Martha Coolidge. It was written by Kathleen Rowell and J.J. Salter, based on the sex manual by Alex Comfort. Coolidge was fired for the movie for cutting many scenes of gratuitous nudity but declined an opportunity to have her directing credit appear as Alan Smithee.[1]



Somewhere between Virginity and Senility lies Paradise.


Adolescent Leslie Hindenberg (Michelle Meyrink) finds out incorrectly that she only has weeks to live and wants to lose her virginity before she dies.

Principal cast

Actor Role
Cameron Dye Alan Holt
Michelle Meyrink Leslie Hindenberg
Colleen Camp Liz Sampson
Ernie Hudson Mr. Porter
Lisa Langlois Melanie
Darren Dalton Ed Ingalls
Christopher Lloyd Coach Hindenberg

Critical reception

Eleanor Mannikka of All Movie Guide has nothing but disdain for the movie:

The abysmal teen comedy Joy of Sex is stripped down to just sex in every line and in every joke except where other bodily functions come into play.[2]


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