Probably Pete (House of Whipcord, Die Screaming Marianne) Walker's best film. Cool It Carol is a largely unsentimental account of a young couple's adventures in 70's London and the things they have to do to make a living, with the inevitable spiral into moral turpitude.
Despite some titillating scenes - the odd bottom and boob, one discreet flash of hair - this is no saucy romp. Askwith (normally the always on-the-job bloke familiar from the 'Confessions' series and similar soft-sex titles of the time), here has doubts about his performance with women, is guaranteed nothing - and even occasionally fails to come through when it most matters. It must be said that neither he nor his co-star are the best of actors, although adequate. Carol's lack of self-loathing for the most part, while convenient (and even refreshing) in some ways, reduces the chance for any real drama and leaves her final change of mind a little flat.
Cool It Carol contains a striking porno shoot sequence made, one supposes, with elements of truth; but it's the powerful scene of Carol's first multiple paid sexual encounters which really remains in the mind as Walker effectively intercuts a boiling kettle with the feelings of the doubtful onlooker. With a better ending to his movie it would all have more memorable but, even with the abrupt final cop-out, it's still well worth a look. Picture quality is excellent. I'd also recommend Eskimo Nell as also worth renting from this same series, as well as The Wifeswappers. None are masterpieces but not worth wholesale critical burial either.