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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Class of '74 (1972)


The Class of '74 (prequel to The Roommates) is the story of four young women who belong to today...or perhaps even to tomorrow. When we first meet them on the campus, it is instantly apparent that they are four young women to whom nature has been generous...four bodies that have been amply endowed, designed to turn men's heads and cause their wives, girlfriends, and/or mistress concern. And interestingly, all four have looks to go with their bodies. Four distinctive, different faces, all which epitomize young short, you don't know where to look first. And then we hear them talking. We realize they are bright, witty, intelligent women who believe in doing their own thing; free spirit whose moral codes are where everyone else secretly wishes theirs were. Except Gabriella. Gabriella is a bit unworldly, naive about life but willing to learn. She looks to her friends for advice and consultation. Then there is Maggie who feels she is the equal of any man and has the looks, confidence and drive to do anything she wants. And Carla (Marki Bey, Sugar Hill), black and beautiful, who is having a love affair with life. Black or white, it makes no difference as long as you live for today. As she tells Gabriella, "I'm making love happen, and it's the wildest kick I ever had. The sooner you learn it's all wrapped up in the sex game we play, the better off you'll be." Finally, there is Heather, blonde, built, and bright, whose ambitions lean towards owning a Greek island or being the next Princess of Monaco. Watch and listen to her for a few minutes and you'll know she's going to get what she wants...and more!