CANNON MONTH 2: The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)

“She served her country… the only way she knew how!”

Lynn Redgrave? Out.

Joey Heatherton? In.

World-famous prostitute Xaviera Hollander is called to testify in front of the United States Congress for an indecency trial, which means that we’re about to get tons of cameos as senators, like Phil Foster from Laverne and Shirley as Senator Krause, David White from Bewitched as Senator Rawlings, Ray Walston as Senator Sturges and Jack Carter as Senator Caruso. Really, this movie was cast by the 70s, as Billy Barty, George Hamilton, Rip Taylor, Joe E. Ross, Harold “Oddjob” Sakata, Edy Williams and Larry Storch are all in the cast. So is Cisse Cameron, the wife of Reb Brown!

What are we to say to Sydney Lassick and Louisa Moritz, who just two years before were both in the Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and now were together again in a softcore sex comedy? That’s Hollywood?

Cannon must have had a deal with director William A. Levey because they also picked up his Slumber Party ’57 and later Lightning the White Stallion. Writer Robert Kaufman also wrote Love At First BiteDr. Goldfoot and the Bikini MachineDr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs and Freebie and the Bean. Barney Cohen, his uncredited co-writer, was the man who created the TV series Forever Knight. He also wrote Killer PartyFriday the 13th: The Final Chapter and was the executive consultant for the Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV series.

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