The Stud goes a long way toward transcending the softcore sexpo genre, but ultimately doesn’t quite make it. It’s a shame because the producers have obviously tried hard to avoid low-budget seediness of routine skinflicks.
Based on the novel by Jackie Collins (sister of Joan, who toplines) the $1 million production has Oliver Tobias in title role as a virile manager of a London nitery.
Joan Collins is the lady who pulls the strings to manipulate him as her own sexual marionette. Her husband (Walter Gotell) owns the nightclub and if the stud wants to keep his perquisites he must toe the line and keep the lady happy. And quite a few others, too.
Tobias is short on sensitivity and would-be Lotharios seeking useful tips might be excused for wondering what, apart from rakish good looks, is the secret of his success in persuading so many eligibles into the sack. He, in fact, seems faintly embarrassed about the whole thing. Collins sails through her part giving just what was demanded but adding no dimension.