Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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L Factor: Minor lesbian content
Short Take: A girl band heads to Hollywood to make it big, and they find themselves in the ultimate world of sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Duration: 109 min
|Director: Russ Meyer
Writer: Roger Ebert
Starring: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, Phyllis Davis, Harrison Page, Duncan McLeod, James Inglehart, Charles Napier, Henry Rowland, Princess Livingston
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This cult film was written by film critic Roger Ebert, believe it or not, as a parody of Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls book and movie. A girl band heads to Hollywood to make it big, and they find themselves in the ultimate world of sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Het sex and female nudity dominate the movie. Writhing bodies regularly fill the screen. Groovy man. Lots of period rock music as well.
Roxanne (Erica Gavin, Caged Heat) goes with Casey (Cynthia Myers) when she has an abortion, and the two bond. Shortly afterward, they give us the film’s one lesbian sex scene. This is closely followed by their violent deaths. Roxanne in particular, performs fellatio on a gun before her head is blown off by Z-Man (John Lazar), a pre-op MTF transsexual who goes on a killing spree. (AB)