''Sextette'' is a 1978 comedy best known for being Creator/MaeWest's final film appearance.
Marlo Manners (West) is the most famous movie star/sex symbol in the world. She has just wed her sixth husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Creator/TimothyDalton) and she would like nothing better than to enjoy her honeymoon with him in a posh London hotel. Unfortunately, she's being pulled in many different directions -- by her agent (Creator/DomDeLuise), the director of her latest film/one of her ex-husbands (Music/RingoStarr), a gangster/another one of her ex-husbands whom she thought was dead (George Hamilton), and a Russian ambassador/ex-lover (Creator/TonyCurtis) at the hotel for an international peace conference. In truth, she has lived a double life as a secret agent for years, using her beauty and charm on men of power...and as an audiotape she's been dictating her CompromisingMemoirs to goes astray and the peace conference goes awry, she might just be the only person who can keep the world on an even keel.
!!This film contains examples of:
* GaussianGirl: In an effort to hide the fact that its female lead was in her eighties, the film makes heavy use of the Gaussian blur.
* HollywoodOld: Bizarrely inverted, as the film insists on acting like the 86 year old Mae West is still in her prime.
* InformedAttractiveness: The film goes to great pains to present Marlo as the epitome of beauty.
* MayDecemberRomance: Marlo's latest husband is ''considerably'' younger than she. (West was in her mid-80s at the time of the shoot, while Dalton was in his mid-30s.)
* MistakenForGay: The media believes Sir Michael Barrington is gay, and Barrington constantly reinforces this rumor by naively declaring such lines as "Well, yes, I would say so. Always gay, never depressed. Happy and gay. That's my motto", "It's queer to me," he's a "man's man" and that as a coxswain he "coxed the entire crew."
* TheMusical: The songs are a curious mix of original numbers and such pop songs as [[Music/TheBeatles "Honey Pie"]], "Love Will Keep Us Together", and "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" (albeit with an age lift to twenty-one).
* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: A famous story about West had her asking a police officer assigned to escort her "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" It's unclear if she ever actually said that, but she ''does'' deliver the line in this film.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Apparently, the sex life and consummation of an 85-year-old woman with a 32-year-old Brit is ''front page news across the world'', instead of on ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot'' (or maybe ''Film/FacesOfDeath''). Even allowing that she's the world's biggest movie star in-story, that's extreme.