This sex comedy revolved around three voluptuous young (high school-aged) volunteer nurses – or “candy stripers” – at Oakwood Hospital.
Marisa Valdez (María Rojo) has been ordered to do volunteer work as a punishment for assaulting her teacher. She falls for a young man (Roger Cruz) who has been accused of robbing a convenience store and tries to clear his name; Sandy (Candice Rialson) has taken the job to be with her doctor boyfriend (but also takes up with a few of her patients – especially a visiting Frank Zappa-lookalike rock star (Kendrew Lascelles) – before transferring to a sex clinic), and Dianne (17-year-old Robin Mattson) falls for basketball player, Cliff Gallagher (Rod Haase) who she tries to talk into giving up drugs.
The sex is tame but – unusually for a soft-core titty-fest – Candy Stripe Nurses has both a plot and some decent acting (as well as a funky score). Obviously, it also has a surfeit of beautiful topless women.
Much of the filming took place at the Burbank Community Hospital at East Olive Ave & N 5th Street. The film was produced by Roger Cormans’ wife, Julie.
This was the last in the popular “nurses cycle” of films for New World Pictures that started with The Student Nurses (1970).
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