No how-to but pleasing enough

Photo: supplied
Photo: supplied

Director: Renee Webster
Cast: Sally Phillips, Alexander England, Caroline Brazier, Tasma Walton, Hayley McElhinney, Eric Thomson, Cameron Daddo, Ryan Johnson, Josh Thomson, Asher Yasbincek, Alexandria Steffensen

Rating: (M) ★★★+


If you go to How to Please a Woman (Rialto Metro and Reading) looking for tips, you are going to leave empty-handed, beyond ‘‘listen with your body not just your ears’’, whatever that means.

However, if you are after something light and easy with a sprinkling of belly laughs this mostly fills the bill.

Gina (Sally Phillips) is in a cosy rut where she is too busy to admit just how bad things have become in her marriage and her job. She lives in Perth, so naturally she takes regular ocean swims with a bunch of raunchy Australian women who are always giving her stick about her dismal sex life.

On her birthday they send her a male stripper, Tom (Alexander England), and when he tells her he is ready to do anything, all she can come up with is to get him to mop her floors.

When she tells her friends what she did with her birthday present she is surprised that they seem excited by the idea of a hot man doing a little light dusting and a business idea is born.

Steve (Eric Thomson) runs a struggling removal company and Gina buys it out and diversifies into house cleaning and sex work.

The idea is an instant hit with her friends, but getting her guys to do a good job between the sheets as well as making the bed afterwards is not straightforward.

As Gina tries to get her head around what her clients want and how to give it to them she starts to question her own attitude towards sex or the lack of it.

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