A 1993 Australian production (released in Europe the next year and in US video/cable markets in 1995), GROSS MISCONDUCT is a sex-harassment tale with a twist. The premise is nothing new, but Gothic atmosphere and a surprise ending compensate for cliches.
Justin Thorne (Jimmy Smits), an American hired to teach at an Australian university, is a family man with a sensual, flirtatious side that makes him extremely popular with students, and co-ed Jennifer Carter (Naomi Watts), develops a strong crush. She baby-sits for Justin's family, and attempts,
unsuccessfully, to seduce him. Despite her failure, she pens her fantasies in a diary her father later finds and reads...