By Gregory Kirschling
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:55 AM EDT

Keeping the British End Up

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”To those who tirelessly took their kit off for the enjoyment of the cinemagoing public I salute you!” cheers Sheridan, kicking off an enjoyably tireless survey of the randy soft-core sex comedies that were a British staple during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Lavishly and lasciviously illustrated with dirty pictures and racy posters, his cheeky history is at its drollest when recapping the films themselves: proper Jane inherits a nudist camp from her granddad; Edwin loses his tackle and gets ”The Swingingest Transplant Ever!”; a ”sexplorer” from Venus lands in Piccadilly Circus in the form of a topless German chick. So this is where Austin Powers is coming from. B

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