CANNON MONTH 2: The Love Pill (1972)

Directed by Ken Turner (who may have been more used to directing the puppets of Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons) and written by Laurence Barnett (the inventor of the British game show Zodiac Game), Jesnar and hardcore filmmaker John Lindsay, The Love Pill has a man named Libido (his real name Henry Woolf is even better) developing a candy that is both a contraceptive and an aphrodisiac.

Probably the only thing worthwhile in this sex comedy which is neither funny nor sexy is the fact that the Love Pill makes women into the sexual aggressors, which mirrors one of the more frightening realizations of the sexual revolution and one men still can’t wrap their minds around: women may want sexual pleasure more than them.

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