Or maybe it wasn’t supposed to be a parody. Either way, people were scoffing. Film Quarterly called it “pure sub-adolescent junk … bereft of redeeming social or artistic importance.”
In other words, our kind of movie!
On the other hand, this film is not bad by the standards normally set by director Roger Vadim. He directed some two dozen movies, none of them any good, but he certainly had success in the field of seduction. His wives included Fonda and Bardot. His mistresses included DeNeuve and Cindy Pickett. Many more women could be included in both categories.