«

»

May 02 2011

Schoolgirl Report 3

“What parents find unthinkable” according to the subtitle of the third installment in the Schoolgirl Report series, you might find unfathomable. Vicious scenes of senseless brutality and sexploitation on a hyper-inflated scale await in what originally began as an innocent look at the purported teenage sexual habits in 1970s Germany.

Marketed as actual documentaries of German youth, volumes one and two of what became a sensation internationally recounted the supposed real tales of Teutonic teenage skylarking in flashback form. Interspersed between the stories of delicate young flowers being corrupted by peers and authority figures were man-on-the-street interviews, which gave you glimpses into the direction the prevailing moral winds were blowing among the common folk.

Now, it doesn’t take too long to figure out that the whole she-bang is a put-on and not to be taken too seriously. Adding to the nostalgic feel of the films are long-haired co-eds prancing around in groovy get-ups and bulky underwear, flaunting poofy pubes and tat-less extremities all to Gerd Wilden’s crazy soundtracks that fall somewhere between Austin Powers and Esquivel. But, while the third volume of this seemingly light-hearted trip through time makes use of the same conventions, it takes a rather disturbing turn with its overtly gratuitous portrayals of forcible sex and its rather cringe-inducing fantasy scenarios. To make things even more perturbing, some of the girls don’t seem to fall into that, “I’m really 24, but if I put my hair in pigtails I can pass myself off as borerline illegal” territory. At times you really do wonder how these producers were able to get parents/guardians/adults who should know better to look the other way. Granted, none of it is overzealously graphic, easily falling under the soft-core banner, with feigned penetration and the like, but these are mighty gritty themes to be tossing about in any format, let alone to pass them off as commonplace sexual occurrences in the minds and lives of an underage populous too young to understand the ramifications of such actions.

The film is entirely in German, so it may be easier to gloss over some of scenarios and focus more on the cute young girls and their gorgeous bodies. But while some things are better left unsaid, other things may have been better un-filmed. If you are particularly sensitive to very extreme imagery, whether explicitly on display or, as it is in this case, implied, you might be better off watching the first two films in the series.

Though the producers strayed perhaps a bit too far from their original intent, this series remains one of the all-time titillating relics of the sexploitation era. As always, reserve judgment until after you watch it for yourself. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you.

 

Stars:   Sonja Spitzweg Johannes Buzalski

Categories: Euro Teen Classic International All Sex Schoolgirls 70’s Gold

Running Time:   80 minutes

Released:   03/1972

Studio Name:   Impulse

Series:   Schoolgirl Report

Director:   Ernst Hofbauer Walter Boos