Dating Do's and Don'ts (film #7 on Exploitation Mini-Classics, Vol. 1 (Sinister Cinema). Also, film #7 on Mental Hygiene (Blast Books). Also in the Ephemeral section of Open Video Project. Also, film #399 on Prelinger Archive. Also, film #25 on Ephemeral Films CD-ROM (Voyager) (excerpts)). [Category: Educational]

A classic of film ephemera, not least for its title. Woody (stop that sniggering!) has the hots for Ann, so they go on a nice wholesome date to the Hi-Teen Carnival and have a swell time. They also show us what not to do on a date. Lots of mileage has been gotten from clips from this film. A less well-known section I think is worth mentioning is the part where Woody decides who he is going to ask on his date. He considers two other girls before Ann––one is rejected for being too snobbish, while the other is considered to be "not much fun". But you can't help but get the feeling that they are actually being rated according to social standing––the first being too high on the social ladder for an average guy like Woody, and the second being too geeky for Woody to be seen with. Loads of fun.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.

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