The Great MacArthy is a 1975 comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring Michael Crawford and Donald Sutherland. The film follows the story of a young man, MacArthy, who is sent to a boarding school in England to learn the ways of the upper class.
The Great MacArthy is known for its sexual moments, which are often humorous and lighthearted. One of the most memorable scenes is when MacArthy and his friend, Peter, sneak into a girls' dormitory and spy on them while they are changing. This scene is played for laughs, but it also serves as a reminder of the double standards that existed in the 1970s.
Another memorable sexual moment in The Great MacArthy is when MacArthy and his friend, John, go to a pub and meet two young women. The women invite them back to their apartment, where they proceed to have a wild night of drinking and dancing. This scene is played for laughs, but it also serves as a reminder of the sexual liberation of the 1970s.
The Great MacArthy is a classic comedy that still holds up today. Its sexual moments are often humorous and lighthearted, but they also serve as a reminder of the changing attitudes towards sex in the 1970s.
Talk around the football locker room is sometimes of a sexual nature - e.g. "You getting any, Macca?" Some of the footballers are only partially clothed, draped in towels etc
A man believes that Macarthy sees his daughter as "an easy lay". She appears to expect something romantic at the drive-in movie but is disappointed. She watches the "sex bit" of the movie but seems unimpressed. She suggests that other patrons should watch the real thing, meaning her.
A man has a topless pin-up on display in his office. It is not seen clearly.
A man talks to Macarthy while in the toilet cubicle. Loud splashes are heard as he defecates but nothing is seen.
Vera begins to unbutton her blouse (no nudity seen) and then helps Macarthy undo his clothes. The camera cuts to a very long shot as they make out on a blanket in an open field. No nudity seen.
A woman wonders why no one attacks her on the train. Maybe she looks too old. Of course, she has been flashed at, by a man with a flaccid penis, and describes the incident. She asks Macca why he hasn't attacked her yet.
Macarthy is seen in bed. His girlfriend holds up and examines his jockstrap. She is wearing just his football jersey (no bra). He later confronts her for sleeping around with footballers (him).
Macarthy walks naked into his bedroom. His genitals and bare bottom are seen. His girlfriend asks him to come back to bed. He gets into bed and they spoon. She insists he makes love to her.
A stereotypical gay character touches Macarthy on the inner thigh (fully clothed).
A woman in a hospital bed shows a lot of leg. She then commences to undo the pyjamas of a bandaged Macarthy. She wants to imagine she is making love to a mummy. They kiss but are then interrupted. They later make love in several different positions. Only their heads and feet are seen. They are seen bouncing and the squeaking of the bed is heard.
A woman wears just a fur coat and reveals quite a bit of skin.
Macarthy showers with a girlfriend. Mainly seen from the shoulders up. She is later seen wearing just his football jersey which she removes, leaving herself naked, showing her bare backside and the side of her breasts - ner nipples are briefly visible.