A lost vérité masterpiece...a movie-about-movies documentary classic. This one is tops, y’all, on the level of Chris Smith’s AMERICAN MOVIE.
In the winter of ‘74, a naive Chicago indie filmmaker found funding to make his first feature, to be titled “The Last Affair.” The one stipulation mandated by his financial bakers: the movie needed to include hardcore sex scenes. A LABOR OF LOVE documents the ensuing heartfelt, earnest attempt to create an X-rated movie. Between struggles with cast, crew and locations, the production forges on in a manner NBC News described as “a true human comedy.”