Alvin Purple ★★

ALVIN PURPLE (aka THE SEX THERAPIST) (18)

D: Tim Burstall
Hexagon (Tim Burstall)
Australia 🇦🇺 1972 (released 1973)
97 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Alan Hopgood
DP: Robin Copping
Ed: Edward McQueen-Mason
Mus: Brian Cadd
 
Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple), Christine Amor (Peggy), Dina Mann (Shirley)

A young lethario gets a job as a gardener in a convent in this crass sex comedy which was hailed as Australia's answer to Alfie.
It did huge business at the Australian box office but wasn't so well received elsewhere, possibly because it's not very good. Still, it generated enough income in Australian dollars to warrant a sequel, Alvin Purple Rides Again, released just a couple of years later.
4/10