Schoolgirl Report Volume #2: What Keeps Parents Awake At Night
is the second of countless sequels to a hugely popular mockumentary
about sex among girls in the 15 to 18 year old range. This one is
supposedly based on letters received after the first one was released,
with the filmmakers having picked the best nine for retelling. In between tales,
an interviewer solicits expert opinions and
asks girls on the street some questions more or less related to the story,
which adds "redeeming social merit" (required by the then-prevailing
legal definition of "obscenity"). The salient points of
these dialogues always
seem to be the same: that sexual exploration is a natural part of growing up,
that the laws about sex and minors are outdated, and that the adults
cause the real problems.
In the first story, three schoolgirls seduce a handsome teacher,
and then try to blackmail him into more sex with photos. He takes his
own life. In this and most of the other stories, the innocent schoolgirls are the aggressors, but
with one exception in which a girl is drugged, then raped and
- A girl has been bragging about her adventures with the opposite
sex to her classmates. They arrange for her to spend the night with
a stud, who turns out to be almost as inexperienced as she is.
- A young couple goes to the woods to have sex for the first time.
He is nervous and can't perform, and she leaves with another guy and
his car and clothes.
- A girl seduces a tenant living in her home, and her parents try
to get him jailed.
- Two girls pose naked for money to buy wigs.
- My favorite of the bunch had no nudity. A High School girl gets
pregnant. Her parents are naturally not thrilled, but aren't nearly
as abusive as other parents in the film. Cut to after the baby is
born. The proud grandparents are gathered with mom around the crib,
and the father comes in. The two don't know about marriage yet, but
he has done the right thing and registered the baby as being in
their family and admitted paternity. In the process, he discovers
that the baby's mother was born a year before her parents got
married. This was the example of the difference understanding
parents can make.
I remember this series fondly from adult night at the drive-in,
where my wife and I would often catch a double feature. This version
looks cleaner than what we saw then, and the new optional subtitles
are far better. Even without the nostalgia value, it is an interesting
time capsule since this series spawned many others in similar formats,
with housewives, nurses, etc. Of course, the film also has a lot of
attractive naked women.