‘Ave You Got a Male Assistant Please Miss? (1973)
Release : 1973-05-27
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Runtime : 5 minutes
Company : British Film Institute, Oxford Polytechnic
Cast : Pip Springhail, Eelco De Jong, Sue Stoodwell, John Perkins
Language : en
Descriptions ‘Ave You Got a Male Assistant Please Miss?
A production of Oxford Polytechnic for sponsor the Family Planning Association, this is an unreservedly hairy promotion of the prophylactic in avoiding unwanted pregnancies. A wave of period details situate the film in both time and milieu. The culture of its audience, 1970s students, is evoked and displayed via a mattress on the floor, an ethnic rug, the kilim bedpsread, homebrew jars, denim clothes and by hair: long hair, facial hair – beards. The main actors are dead ringers for the infamous cover stars of Alex Comfort’s The Joy of Sex, published the year before.
There’s no need to make an abortion of it.