The Harrad Experiment – 1973
Review by Wayne Malin
Talk about dated!,
I caught this on cable years ago. It was the full uncut version–I hear some of the DVD versions are edited.
Something about a bunch of students (among them a very young Don Johnson) going to college and experimenting with sex, sexuality and male/female sex roles. What was probably fascinating in the 1970s is laughably dated today. The “insights” are obvious, the characters are bland, the dialogue is priceless (“zoom”) and the 70s hair and fashions are scary. Also the casual sex going on in this is unsettling in this day and age. It’s not a good movie but I kept watching–it’s so silly that it’s kind of fun.
The only thing that made this bearable are the nude scenes. There is plenty of casual male and female nudity–more than you would see in any modern film. Don Johnson is nude quite a bit and there is full frontal of him–but back then he had long hair and wasn’t exactly in the best of shape.
So if you want a few good laughs and some nudity (in the uncut version) tune in. But this is really not a good movie. I give it a 3.