The Dark Side of Tomorrow

The Dark Side of Tomorrow is a 1970 American exploitation film about two bored suburban housewives who each begins an affair while their husbands are away on business. Things take a turn when one of them decides to become involved with a young man from their neighborhood. To one woman, the affair was just a fling. To the other, it was life changing.

The Dark Side of Tomorrow
Directed byBarbara Peeters
Jack Deerson
Written byDavid Novik and Barbara Peeters
Produced byDavid Novik
StarringElizabeth Plumb
CinematographyJacques Deerson
Edited byRichard Weber
Distributed byAble Films
Release dates
  • June 1970 (1970-06)
  • December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02) (Re-release)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was re-released in 1975 as Just the Two of Us.


  • Elizabeth Plumb (as Elisabeth Plumb)-Denise Bentley
  • Alisa Courtney- Adria Madsen
  • John Aprea -Jim Jeffers
  • Marland Proctor -Casey
  • Wayne Want -David Madsen
  • Elizabeth Knowles (as Elizabeth Knowels)-Mona Klein
  • Jamie Cooper -Joe Bentley
  • Vince Romano -the waiter


The film was financed by an Israeli investor who wanted an X-rated sex film. Director Barbara Peeters changed the storyline to center around a lesbian relationship. She feels the fact it was from a female director was significant. "If you are going to involve yourself in subjects that heretofore have been taboo, the first moves in that direction should be as close to reality as possible", she said.[1]

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  1. ^ Gross, Linda. (Feb 12, 1978). "A Woman's Place Is in... Exploitation Films?: A Trend-Setter in the Youth Market Women in Exploitation Films". Los Angeles Times. p. 34.

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