A light-hearted, erotic film from the husband and wife team of director John Derek and actress Bo Derek, Bolero tells the story of Ayre, a virginal young woman who, upon graduating from a British boarding school in the 1920's, is determined to find the right man for her first sexual encounter, wherever he might be in the world. Rich enough not to venture forth alone, she brings along her friend Catalina (Ana Obregon) and the family chauffeur (George Kennedy). Ayre first travels to an Arab country where she meets what seems to be her ideal lover, a sheik (Greg Bensen) who bares a strong resemblance to heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. When the sheik ultimately disappoints, Ayre then goes on to Spain, where she meets the toreador named Angel (Andrea Occhipinti) who isn't afraid of a woman who takes charge of her own quest for pleasure. But when Angel is injured in the ring, the self-directed Ayre also takes charge of the ranch, Angel's recovery, and her own happiness in life.