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Teenage Mother (film)

Teenage Mother (also known as The Hygiene Story) is a 1967 American exploitation film directed by Jerry Gross and starring Arlene Sue Farber.[1] It is about teenage pregnancy, hygiene and a graphic actualization of birth. It was billed as "The film that dares to explain what most parents can't."[1] It marked Fred Willard's film debut.

Teenage mother
Exploitation Drama Poster
Directed by Jerry Gross
Produced by Jerry Gross
Written by Nicholas Demetroles
Jerry Gross
Starring Arlene sue Farber
Julia Ange
Howard Lee May
Music by Steve Karmen
Cinematography Richard E. Brooks
Distributed by Cinematic Industries, Inc.
Release date
January 1967
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English


An author likened the film to a grindhouse edition of the 2007 film, Juno.[2][3]

In a brief interview on the DVD extras of the 2007 documentary film Heckler, Willard reported that the audience at one screening of the film booed when his character interrupted an attempted sexual assault of the female lead character.

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  1. ^ a b The Rochester Sentinel. 20 September 1968. p. 2 Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Juno, The Grindhouse edition".
  3. ^ "Teenage Graffiti and Teenage mother plot".