The Love Epidemic
The Love Epidemic is a 1975 Australian semi-documentary about venereal disease directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It incorporates clinical case studies and sex health instruction with comedy sketches.
|The Love Epidemic|
|Directed by||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
|Produced by||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
|Written by||Brian Trenchard-Smith|
Michael Laurence (comedy material)
|Narrated by||Derryck Barnes|
|Edited by||Ronda MacGregor|
|3 January 1975|
|Box office||A$367,000 (Aust)|
In January 1975 two members of the cast, Luda Apinys and Ken Doyle sought an injunction to have the film withdrawn on the grounds that it was a pornographic film and they had only agreed to make an educational one. Their attempt was unsuccessful.
- Richard Brennan, 'Brian Trenchard Smith', Cinema Papers, Dec-Jan 1979-80 p599
- 'Australian Films At the Australian Box office' Film Victoria accessed 28 Sept 2012
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998 p284
- David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p265