The Stud Fontaine (Dame Joan Collins) is the London wife of Benjamin (Walter Gotell), a wealthy Arab businessman. She spends his money on her nightclub, “The Hobo”, and partying. She hires a handsome manager, Tony (Oliver Tobias), to run her club, but it is understood that his job security is dependent on his satisfying her nymphomaniacal demands. Soon he loses interest in her, as she treats him like a plaything, and turns his attention to her young stepdaughter Alexandra (Emma Jacobs), who uses him to get back at Fontaine after she discovers their video tape having sex in their private elevator, essentially cheating on her father.
The Stud although the movie was not as explicit as the book, it had it’s moments.
joan collins plays the part of the bitchy hedonistic adultering wife( a role she embodied in Dynasty as Alexis for almost 9 years!!) to the tee. she has all the moves, the look and the body language. she plays the part of the manipulative, dominating and captivating 40 yr old woman in her prime to such perfection,that it leaves oliver tobias, to play his role as the “stud” with all the enthusiam one could muster for such a role(not much to do but perform on call and bonk the remaining women in the cast).
walter gotell ( the head of the kgb in bond flicks) is wasted in what could have been a meaty role.
emma jacobs does her best as she transcends from an innocent girl who beds the “stud”(after she meets him the first time and finds out he is “doing” her step mom)to one who uses sex as revenge(when she rejects his amorous advances during his visit to her mother’s house) and is then promptly not shown until the end of the movie. sad, because it could have been penned into a longer and more interesting role.
the rest of the movie is pretty slow as it follows the tacky night life of the 70’s in london, especially the end where after a new year’s party, tony blake is happy to be out of the night ife( i would have thought it would be from too much sex)
A part not to be missed is the “orgy scene” in the swimming pool…that was quite a scene!!!!