Fanny Hill at least looks good. The art department did a great job of establishing the period, and it's well photographed. The plot, however, is frivolous, and few today would bat an eye at the movie's content, rendering the exploitation label inappropriate. It has a few good laughs, and it certainly could be much worse, but the script is too lightweight for me to recommend this movie. An incredibly average picture.
Pure fun. Although Meyer's female characters are always hyper-sexualized they never fall into typical stereotypes of weakness and reliance on men. The women in this film never do anything unwillingly and always hold the upper hand despite the best efforts of society to keep them down.
This film is the kind of mad fusion of personalities that rarely happens anymore. Imagine Pathe hiring Greg Dark to make Wuthering Heights in 98. I do wish I'd been around in the 60s to see this kind of thing first-hand because it couldn't be anymore fascinating. The movie is entertaining in a charmingly antiquated way. Made before Meyer discovered real violence and he really came into his own.