The novel on which this movie is based is widely regarded as a classic of Victorian erotica, which mostly seems to be focused on whipping, with other activities as a sideline rather than the main course.
This movie, on the other hand, qualifies as the modern term "romantica" - romantic erotica. Jennifer Inch shines as "Frank." New to the world and shy, we get to watch this young lady as she discovers the joys and sorrows of being a woman and finally arriving at love with a man who cherishes her. Jennifer is charming and beautiful, making every scene she's in a delight.
This is a "couples movie" without a doubt. The ladies will appreciate the growing regard "Frank" and Charles develop for each other, and their menfolk will enjoy the "skinemax." I'm absolutely thrilled this one is finally out on a superb quality transfer to DVD.