|Jane strokes John's wood|
Note that while some of the exterior shots show grimy 70s Britain, and the pool itself looks like many other tatty Victorian baths, it was in fact located in Munich/Munchen. (This was an Anglo-German production.)
Following JMB’s steamy encounter with Diana Dors (see previous post) Asher explains that it’s standard practice for bath attendants to perform sexual favours in exchange for a tip from the client. Sensing her accepting attitude to sex JMB instantly becomes infatuated and follows Asher and her fiancée on their date at the local porn cinema.
|Ooh, very Scarfolk.|
|Asher and mac (not Macca)|
|Still from The Science of Sex|
|She's a real scientist. Oh yes.|
JMB then discovers that Asher is having an affair with his old gym teacher (Karl-Michael Vogler), who occasionally pops in with some schoolgirls he is teaching to swim. K-MV is ’yer actual’ child molester (as Peter Cook might have said), indulging in inappropriate ogling, fondling and slapping of his teenage charges.
This is all done with a casual openness and most disturbingly the class is seen as accepting and even enjoying the attention. We shall return to ruminate on this in the final instalment of Deep End.
Incidentally, the film’s music is supplied courtesy of an interesting pair; melodramatic singer-songwriter pop from Cat ‘Call me Yusuf’ Stevens, and Krautrock freak-out by The Can, known as plain Can during the rest of their career to avoid lavatorial allusions. Their Mother Sky is chopped and repurposed to fit the film edits and works rather well.
|Cat 'n' Can|