We often feature college-centric comedies in these Netflix posts, so we understand if you’re tired of watching nerds and jocks perv on cheerleaders and sorority girls. Wait a second, what are we saying? We totally do not understand how you could be played out on these tropes; they’re timeless, and now that school is back in swing, they’re also very appropriate.
1. Screwballs: This movie represents a special moment in the history of raunchy teen comedies, for even though the plot sounds rather sinister, all of the kooky antics are pulled off with such lightheartedness that you can’t help but laugh (from the humor as well as genuine relief). The plot revolves around five horny high schoolers (all eighteen, we’re sure) who seek revenge against perfect little princess Purity Busch for landing them in detention. Actually, most of the guys in detention got there because they were spying on/groping boobs, but Purity definitely narced on them! The rest of the movie shows the boys’ various plans and antics as they try to get a peek at Purity’s perky boobs, so it’s hard to explain exactly what goes down, but let us just mention that Raven De La Croix (from Russ Meyer’s “Up!”) plays a stripper named Anna Tomical and you can see much nudity at 6:30, 37:30, 43:00, 1:01:00, 1:08:00, and 1:18:00.
2. Private School: “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is a great movie, but we never understood why it got so much more attention than “Private School” did. Perhaps it’s because “Fast Times” focuses on the working and middle class instead of the rich? Perhaps “Private School” needs Sean Penn to be a success? Anyway, “Private School” is a 1983 film starring Phoebe Cates as Christine “Chris” Ramsey, a nice young woman at an all-girls boarding school, and her efforts to finally have sex with her man from the nearby boys’ academy. They’re erotic goals are obstructed by jealous girls (such as Betsy Russell, who uses her body as a sexy weapon), nosy authorities, cheesy hotel rooms, drunk slobs, and even Martin Mull, but eventually they get to express their love for each other with some sensual beach sex. We know that’s kind of a spoiler, but come on, you knew something like that would happen (especially if you watched the video on this page). “Fast Times” may have had Phoebe’s boobs, but “Private School” has her butt and bush; you may see it (and much more) at 4:00, 19:00, 30:00, 39:00, 42:00, 1:21:00, and 1:24:00.
[At top: Phoebe Cates in a scene from "Private School" (movies.netflix.com)]