Our Rating: ★★☆☆☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: A rich bisexual woman picks up a young street artist in the south of France. Both are also after the same man, and one in the love triangle won’t survive.
Alternate Titles: Bad Girls
Year: 1968
Duration: 93 min
Language: France, Italy/French
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Claude Chabrol
Writer: Paul Gegauff, Claude Chabrol
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacqueline Sassard, Stephane Audran
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Les BichesFrédérique (Stéphane Audran) is a rich, cocky bisexual woman who one day picks up a beautiful street artist named Why (Jacqueline Sassard). The lovebirds travel to Frédérique’s home in Saint Tropez in the south of France.

The younger Why seems bored of Frédérique’s rather annoying gay friends and the social life there. One night she goes home with Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant), one of the party guests, hurting Frédérique, although she keeps her cool exterior. In return, Frédérique seeks the man out and begins a relationship with him, even inviting him to move into the house. One won’t leave the threesome alive.

This is a stylish 1960s film, void of passion or intense arguments even in matters of love. One might expect a tragic ending for a film about bisexual women in this period, but it’s just tired watching it now. (AB)