One of the first hardcore features to receive widespread distribution, Man and Wife was also the genre’s first blockbuster. Hosted by some unnamed escapee from a twelve-step program, Man and Wife, moves from anatomy charts and Asian erotic art into actual footage of two couples demonstrating nearly fifty different sexual positions. Whew!
Bucky grew hungry when he spied the wood paneled walls of their tiny bedroom, but gagged when the narrator insisted that the “woman on-top” position “help(s) quench her motherly instincts. “Man and Wife” was the first of several sex documentaries made by MATT CIMBER (nee Ottaviano), JAYNE MANSFIELD’s final husband, who had previously directed his wife in Single Room Furnished (’68). Ten years after Man and Wife, he introduced the grown-up PIA ZADORA to the world in Butterfly (’81). Co-Producer MARV MILLER was better known as television’s The Millionaire, before narrating the mondo movie Macabro (’66) and cranking out porno movies. In 1970, Miller appeared with JOHN CARRADINE in Is This Trip Really Necessary, an LSD-tinged fantasy about sexploitation filmmakers.