PLOT (spoiler alert!!!):
“Doctor” Jayne Mansfield is in Italy to show a peer her documentary about mating customs from around the world while at the same time having to deal with two bellhops who have an idea or two about mating with Jayne
Jayne Mansfield is a goddess. It really is a shame that her career went down the tubes and she was relegated to film work in Italy. Many of these films were not that great.Primitive Loveis one of these subpar outings.
I’m a huge Jayne Mansfield fan, but even I had trouble finding something good about this. Even Jayne’s little strip tease at the end couldn’t make up for it. The major issue with this film, though, is that is more of a documentary with secondary plot around it. Kind of like the Disney film, Saludos Amigos.
The footage they use is ok, but you have to wonder how bad off the studio was to not be able to come up with something better than this, or an actual movie!
I will say though, Jayne looked hot as always and the comedic duo of Franco and Cicci, while annoying at times, did keep this film watchable.
I don’t know, this is another bad film of Jayne’s I’ve seen. I still hold pat to the belief that she is a better actress than Marilyn, but I can now see why she isn’t as popular. Primitive Love seems to be just something she agreed to for a paycheck without actually reading the script beforehand. I can’t recommend this to anyone, unless you’re like me, a huge Jayne Mansfield fan…and even then, I’d be hesitant. This is not a good film, but as bad as it is, it still is better than some of the horrid thing that are released these days.
2 1/3 out of 5 stars