The film blurs the line between construct and reality, and despite mixed critical reception, it has still been reasonably influential in pop culture. The double standard as applied to older partners having affairs with teens. Frank can hardly be bothered to blink when he eventually discovers that a year-old boy is having sex with his wife. Stig can't help but stare at Viola's shapely calves. Stig's mother snaps him out of his snoring by squeezing a child's squeak toy and giving him a shove. Into this cloud of testosterone comes Viola, an attractive year-old schoolteacher. She has since broken things off and moved on with her life, but when the man reappears to blackmail her with the photos, she must find a way to rid herself of his influence. There she has a series of romantic adventures through which she is able to learn about the world outside of her small-town upbringing. Loving Couples Despite what the two above-mentioned films might suggest, women have more representation in Swedish cinema than as the stars of sexploitation films. Set during World War II, the film tells the story of a love affair between Stig, a fifteen-year-old boy on the verge on manhood, and Viola, his schoolteacher. But he seems to have grown as a person, and at the end of the film he takes a measure of revenge on Viola by stealing the nice dictionary set that was how they first bonded. Stig is established as a cut above the other little creeps in his class when he sticks up for a Jewish kid who is being bullied. While the former treated sex as a natural part of life, the latter began to exploit it for profit. These early Swedish summer films blended arthouse with grindhouse in the Scandinavian countryside, and they were able to appeal both to highbrow and lowbrow audiences as a result. The camera treats the women not as objects to be desired, but as women confident and comfortable in their bodies. Stig is easy prey for her.