A legitimate classic of the early eighties if ever there was one, Anthony Spinelli's 1981 Metro Films production of Vista Valley PTA is a fantastic XXX take off on the popular Barbara Eden song (Harper Valley PTA for the uninitiated) and the subsequent television show that it inspired. When the film begins, Jessie St. James is driving to Vista Valley where she has taken a job teaching at a local high school. After stopping at the gas station where attendant John Leslie gives her directions, she's on her way.
Vista Valley seems pretty innocent on the surface. It looks like any other nice suburban town, full of clean cut folks just like you and me. The principal, who serves as the film's narrator, explains why Jessie's been sent to the school to help clean up some of the problems. It seems two teachers were raped and one was beaten in the last few months and she's here to take care of these problems. After a brief talk about the parents and their involvement in the PTA we cut to a car where two students, Richard Pacheco and Dorothy Lemay, are fooling around in the car. He sucks her great tits and then he eats her pussy and then she gives him head until he blows his load in her mouth. Late for class, they decide to not bother going back.
Back at the school, Jessie's meeting her new class. She introduces herself as Ms. Martin and after they've goofed off a bit she cracks down on some of the troublemakers. Meanwhile, a very important town citizen played by a bearded Jamie Gillis is giving some money to a prostitute played by Desiree West. He pays her to play with herself so that he can watch herself and jerk off. Gillis has this really pathetic creepy vibe here that makes his performance actually pretty believable. He shoots into a wad of tissue as she climaxes and their session ends and as she tries to kick him out he grabs her and tells her she must repent and screams to God for forgiveness. Understandably freaked out, she kicks him out. Gillis goes home where he finds his daughter, played by Sharon Kane, brushing her hair without her top on. He interrupts her and tells her to get dressed, telling her 'there's nothing to be ashamed of in front of your father.' He tells her he's suspicious that she's been misbehaving at school since Ms. Martin sent a note home asking to meet him - and then he starts playing with her boobs. She takes off, understandably upset about this.
Cut to an office where Aunt Peg herself, Juliet Anderson, is opening the mail. She has a letter from Ms. Martin as well, it seems that all the parents of all the kids in her class have received these meeting requests. Her daughter, Dorothy Lemay walking around with no top on, tells her she's been 'a perfect doll' but we know she's been sucking Richard Pacheco's cock. They argue and Dorothy leaves. Kay Parker and her husband Aaron Stuart, playing a couple named Jan and Walter, have also received a letter. They talk about their relationship, how they hate each other though no one knows this, and Walter wants to go to bed with her. Jan isn't interested but he insists and he grabs her and forces himself on her. She resists but he's not taking no for an answer. He takes her peach colored jump suit off and starts rubbing her up, unleashing those famous tits for the camera, and he eats her out. He mounts her missionary style and goes at it and then pulls out and squirts a load on her tits to end the scene. She's not satisfied, however, and once he leaves she fingers herself until she comes.
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From there we head to the meeting that Ms. Martin has organized. She lectures the parents on the merits of raising their kids right and about how to work on so many of the problems that their kids have been having. After the meeting Gillis goes home where he sees Sharon Kane again and the teasing they'd done earlier this time turns into an 'all the way' thing. He pushes her to the bed and rubs her cunt and she starts to get turned on. They make out and he fingers her before mounting her. As he fucks her she moans 'Daddy, I love you, I've wanted you to fuck me for so long, I've dreamed about it, thought about your cock.' It's all very creepy. He pulls out and she opens her mouth so that he can jerk off into it and finish the scene. Yikes!
Meanwhile that gas station attendant played by John Leslie from the opening has shown up to drop off Juliet Anderson's car. She gives him a check and they start giving each other the eye. It turns out she's pretty horny for him and wants to see his cock. He teases her and says he won't let her but once she really shows him how much she wants it he sticks it in her mouth. Anderson really gets into it here, and he strips her down and puts her on the couch, asking her how long it's been since she's been fucked. He fucks her missionary style and she rides him cowgirl style and then she finishes him off by jerking and sucking him until he blows his load. Of course, her daughter walks in on them as they finish. Dorothy asks John if her mother was good and she tells them she's just fucked his son. John likes the way Dorothy looks and he starts stroking his cock. Dorothy compliments it and with mom sitting right there brings Leslie into the bedroom, telling Juliet she's going to fuck him in her bed - and that's just what she does. She gives him head and they make out while she fingers herself. He eats her box and then fucks her missionary style. Juliet Anderson plays with herself while she watches and John fucks Dorothy doggie style before pulling out and blowing his load onto her face. Juliet walks into the room after they finish, they're both asleep now, and hugs her daughter.... and then kisses her. You know where this is going - Juliet tells her how beautiful she is and then starts sucking her tits. She goes down on her and eats her pussy. Leslie wakes up and just grins at them.
Cut to the office where Jessie St. James is working late. Richard Pacheco calls and asks her if she's read his paper yet. It's explicit and he reads it to her, talking about his sexual exploits. She starts getting turned on. She talks to him the next day after class and eventually they go out for some food. Pacheco talks about how she could help him out by giving him a woman's opinion on a few things, something he's been sorely lacking since his mom died. They head back to his place and after showing her his place he talks her into showing him her tits. She obliges soon enough he's got her against the wall, his pants are down and he's fucking her pretty hard. He lays her down and goes at it a bit more gently next, rubbing her and soon enough he pulls out some honey and puts some in her pussy before going down on her. He flips her over and fucks her from behind and blows his load on her ass cheeks, unaware that his dad is watching.
Leslie and his friends have taken some pictures of the two while they were going at it. They've set her up, telling her to take her rules and regulations and get out of town. She realizes she's caught, and they tell her that they want to fuck her. She resists and he tells her if she says no one more time they're going to hurt her. With no choice, she says yes, and John Leslie,John Seeman, Ken Scudder and Lee LeMay all drop their pants and take turns getting their cocks sucked by Jessie until they've all spunked into her mouth and onto her face.
Nicely shot, surprisingly well acted (particularly from Gillis and Leslie who are far more talented than the mainstream would ever give them credit for) Vista Valley PTA is a strong mix of drama, quirky comedy, and hot sex. Centered around a series of taboo incidents, the bumping and grinding here is set up nicely, it's given a reason to happen, and it's generally pretty well photographed as well. The movie, at almost eighty five minutes, is a bit longer than most features of the era but it moves along at a good pace thanks to a decent script and some strong direction. The film holds up well in pretty much every way it needs to and if the fashions are dated, the actors who play the students more than a few years older than their characters, and the music is a bit hokey so be it. It's all part of the picture's charm.
This fullframe transfer, which appears to present the film in its original aspect ratio, looks surprisingly sharp and colorful, if a bit faded, even if it is interlaced. The picture quality, for an old XXX film from 1981, looks surprisingly good. There are some specks here and there as well as a moderate amount of grain but this looks to be a film sourced transfer and not a VHS or tape source. The black levels stay strong, the skin tones look natural, and while there are a few scenes that look a bit on the soft side in addition to come mild compression artifacts noticeable in the blacks, overall this is a nice picture. A 'Copyright 2009 VCX' but does appear a few times at the bottom of the screen throughout the movie. This is VCX's method of protecting their properties, so it's understandable that it appears, but it's bound to annoy some purists.
The Dolby Digital Mono soundtrack is a little muffled and not of the best quality, but again, it's taken from an older source so the limitations of the era's technology are going to be there when that's the case. Dialogue is pretty easy to understand, however, and the background music comes through reasonably clear. There aren't a lot of sound effects used in the film, mostly just some random moaning and groaning during the action scenes and these are handled just fine, as are the talkier bits of the movie. Surprisingly enough, this DVD also features a Spanish language dub. The dubbing doesn't always match the lips of the actors but more often than not it comes close. While you probably won't want to watch it this way (unless you only speak Spanish), it's cool to see it included here.
Aside from some tacky animated menus, VCX has included three bonus scenes, the first of which is from Sex Wish (6:25) and it's more or less a lot of old inner city NYC footage before showing us a quick clip of Zebedy Colt getting his rape on. The second clip is from Practice Makes Perfect (5:26) and it features a cute blonde farm girl giving head to the farmhand in her bedroom before they lay on their sides for some spoon fucking. The third clip is from Expose Me Now (8:43) where Ron Jeremy fucks a brunette on a couch while a blonde watches and masturbates. Last but not least, we've got a clip from a French import called Two At Once (9:19) in which a suave looking dude fucks an incredibly foxy Brigitte Lahiae in his car out in the woods.
Rounding out the extras are trailers for Easy, Aunt Peg, Sweet Throat and Flesh Fever, the Legendary Tribute montage of vintage adult movie clips as well as some animated menus, scene selection and a web-link.
Vista Valley PTA features a great cast in their prime who can actually act far better than most probably expect porn performers to be able to. The 'taboo' sex scenes are hotter than the majority of material from this era and the picture is well directed, wholly entertaining, and plenty steamy. VCX's transfer could have been a bit better but it's not bad and while the extras are repetitive (some retrospective interviews or commentary tracks really would make this line of classics far more interesting) it's hard not to recommended this disc based on the strength of the movie.