The story follows a woman named Eve (played at different points in her life by Nancy Welch, Marilyn Chambers, and Mimi Morgan). She meets a smooth DJ named Frank Paradise (Matthew Arnon) whom she falls in love with and eventually marries. A soft spot for Frank, however, is Eve's friendship with black boxer Johnnie Keyes (playing himself). He gets insanely jealous, despite absolutely nothing going on. This eventually leads to a breakup, which leads to Eve (Mimi Morgan)getting into a disfiguring accident. After the accident, she is Marilyn Chambers.
The movie is very involving and we could actually believe these are real people. There are some great shots of the 70's hippie era in San Francisco, especially during a segment taking place at a theatre called the Nickelodeon. There we see various performers (this was supposedly filmed at the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theatre and all performers were real acts that the brothers had), the highlight being a young singer yelling, "Pussy! Pussy!" and then detaching a Colonel Sanders mask from his guitar onto his face.
Marilyn Chambers gives a great performance here, following her silent role in "Behind the Green Door" and shows that she could really act. She looks beautiful, but for the most part, the sex acts are uninvolving. The fact that there originally was no sex and all of the hardcore scenes were additionally added might account for that.
One element that is really incredible in this movie, as with other Mitchell Brothers productions, is the music. It's not the lame, whoo-wa music most porn viewers are used to. Instead it's music carefully composed to fit with the mood of the film. Especially beautiful is the opening and ending theme, "Purple Skies and Butterflies".
The movie looks and sound great for its age. As with other Mitchell Brothers DVD's, there are the invaluable movie trailers for this film, "Behind the Green Door", "Autobiography of a Flea", "Inside Marilyn Chambers", and "The Grafenberg Spot". I have seen this movie for sale for around $40 at stores and lower through Internet retails, and is well worth the money. A perfect companion piece with "Behind the Green Door" or even "The Grafenberg Spot".