Fifty years ago – on October 23, 1970, a good month before the first “crime scene” on television – the film “Schoolgirl Report: What Parents Don’t Think Is Possible” was released. It was based on an educational book by Günther Hunold, now 94 years old. Seven million cinema viewers had the lustful work under the guise of a documentary in Germany alone. It was the beginning of the “schoolgirl report” wave, which by 1980 made it to 13 parts.
According to film historians, 100 million cinema-goers worldwide are said to have watched the “schoolgirl reports”. In the first part there is unrest at a school in Munich: The student Renate was caught having sex with the bus driver on the edge of a trip to a power station. She allegedly seduced the sleeping man. A teachers’ conference should now decide whether she will be thrown out of school. The sexual psychologist Dr. Bernauer (Günther Kieslich) the word and knows how to tell of the secret sex life of schoolgirls. He opens the eyes of the teaching staff and the parents’ council.
In addition to the play scenes with naked young women, there are also street surveys in the “Schoolgirl Report” in which a reporter (the Austrian crowd favorite Friedrich von Thun) asks women about topics such as masturbation. When asked about the anniversary, Mr. von Thun “doesn’t want to make a statement on the subject,” the 78-year-old’s agency says. The offices of Jutta Speidel and Lisa Fitz – both of them not yet 20 at the time – prefer not to comment on the film anymore. In 1970 you could be seen as Heike and Susi. The later “Black Forest Clinic” and “Traumschiff” sunboy Sascha Hehn later acted in parts 4 and 6. In the 1970s there were also “Report” variants, such as the “Lehrmädchen-Report” and “Hausfrauen-Report”.
The first “Schoolgirl Report” was a success worldwide – from Japan to Australia and became a real export hit. After the start, director Ernst Hofbauer (1925-1984) also directed most of the other parts, in which mainly amateur actors acted. In contrast to Oswalt Kolle and his educational films, the “schoolgirl reports” used more voyeurism. They were also rated hits again at the beginning of the 1990s – in a defused form – in the late-night programming of private channels such as Sat.1.
All too often the now indisputable story is told in the works that young girls peddle their charms and make innocent men horny who can then no longer control themselves. Since the MeToo debate, no one would tolerate such nonsense anymore. The title of the series is also out of date.
According to the German Federal Inspectorate for Media Harmful to Young People (BPjM), part 1 and part 3 are primarily “viewed as immoral even by today’s standards, since incest is propagated and rape is played down”. Part 1 is classified as youth pornography and part 3 is also classified as child pornography – i.e. as a depiction of abuse. In parts 11 and 12, on the other hand, the committees see “no more risk to young people”, in particular because the presentation is hardly “young people”; in other words: simply embarrassing.
The filmmaker and film journalist Christian Genzel, who lives in Salzburg, only recently published the eBook “The Schoolgirl Report – From Enlightenment and Other Robber Guns” in Edition Popkultur. “It’s a very exciting era when these films suddenly become so successful. There have been a lot of upheavals, ”said Genzel in a press release. He is also amused by the portrayal of the unbelievable “events”: “If the films weren’t constantly stressing that everything is real, no one would confuse the schoolgirl stories with the real world.”
From: APA / dpa