Title: Around the World with Fanny Hill

Also known as:
Jorden runt med Fanny Hill (Original title)

Year: 1974

Genre: Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 94 min

Director: Mac Ahlberg

Writer: Mac Ahlberg & Albert G. Miller

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073212/

Fanny Hill's marriage has seen better days, and she suspects that her husband is cheating on her. When she decides that she wants to split up with him, she convinces her good friend to seduce her husband so she can catch him in the act. In return her friend would get to come along on a trip to USA. But as the friend is seducing him, they find another girl in the closet. All is well and they leave for USA where they try to get in contact with famous people, and soon enough Fanny Hill is a big name in the movie business.

Our Thoughts:
Not too long ago I reviewed Mac Ahlberg's "Nana" and said I haven't seen his work except for bits of two pornos. Well, now I have seen this as well. The sequel to the popular "Fanny Hill". I must say, I really liked this little film. I was pretty sure I'd get another boring softcore that attempted to be a real film when all it had going was smut. "Around the World with Fanny Hill" is one hell of a fun movie. Sure, the comedy is of a very familiar kind, but it's sure to bring many good laughs and would be a great little film for couples to watch I believe.

The movie is about Fanny Hill and her friend when they go to USA to party with celebrities. It all starts when Fanny suspects her husband of cheating on her, so she sets him up by having her friend seduce him. All goes as planned (except that they catch him with yet another woman) and they leave for L.A., where they then meet a TV celebrity that Fanny then follows home for a little flirting. The only problem is that he's not interested at all in her. Instead, the next morning when his friend gets there, he sees Fanny naked and has a perfect role for her (as usual, since that seems to be how they actually got roles back then). Yadda yadda, and she's famous. Her husband (ex) sees her in a magazine and decides to go there and track her down. The story continues in the same vein when she goes to Hong Kong and so on. But it really is a funny movie that uses the classic mix-up scenarios, and it works well.

The film is filled with lovely actresses. Of course, Shirley Corrigan is great as Fanny Hill and looks fantastic. We have a small role for Marie Ekorre and Christina Lindberg as well. And Gaby Fuchs looks great as well (the friend). It's filled with girlies, that's for sure. But don't expect a bunch of filthy sex, most sex scenes are mostly entertaining and mildly sexy rather than pornographic or smutty. Although there is a pretty graphic orgy towards the end.

There could be some points to bring up - is Fanny Hill a spoiled brat? Does she take advantage of her friend seeing how Fanny is the only one who gets to have any fun in the movie? Why are they all speaking English if the movie is about a Swedish woman (and the movie starts in Stockholm)? Yeah, it's not a movie to get invested in to that extent. Watch it for what it is - an innocent nudie comedy. That's all there is to it, and I can't be more happy about it. Maybe now I'll finally take the thumb out of my ass and check out the original "Fanny Hill", and hopefully it will be as much fun. Although, without Shirley as Fanny I'm not sure I will enjoy it as much.

Positive things:
- A fun little nudie comedy.
- Shirley Corrigan!
- Christina Lindberg!

Negative things:
- Christina Lindberg should've had a bigger role, of course.
- There are a lot of things to point out, but who cares?

Gore: 0/5
Nudity: 3.5/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 0/5
Comedy: 3.5/5

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