Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Average Rating: 6.1/10
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Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 7
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After nearly a decade as one of America's most successful independent filmmakers, legendary sexploitation auteur Russ Meyer first reached out for the brass ring of major studio success with this frantic cult favorite, once described by Meyer and screenwriter Roger Ebert as "the first exploitation-horror-camp-musical." Kelly McNamara (Dolly Read), Casey Anderson (Cynthia Myers), and Petronella Danforth (Marcia McBroom) are the three members of an all-girl rock band called "the Kelly Affair" who
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This trashy, gaudy, sound-stage vulgarity about low life among the high life is as funny as a burning orphanage.
With his first movie for a major studio, Meyer simply did what he'd been doing for years, only bigger and better.
Any movie that Jacqueline Susann thinks would damage her reputation as a writer cannot be all bad. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls isn't -- which is not to say it is any good.
A psychedelic wow that serves up the free love, plunging necklines, androgynous boys, and lusty lezzies of the era with a narcotized abandon.
A funky, wonky, and entertaining jolt into the decade that bred free loving, hipster rockers, and hippies...
The very definition of self-conscious camp, certainly not Art but much too intelligent for Trash.
An outrageously entertaining cult classic, and probably one of the most bizarre movies ever produced by a major Hollywood studio.
One of the strangest and wildest cult flicks to be ever financed by a major studio (Fox), this sequel has not aged well but it serves as a time capsule to its era.
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is one of the most incomprehensible films I have ever seen.
Schlock most famous due to Roger Ebert's screenplay.
As his overactive jump cuts prove, Meyer directs films as though he's perpetually on the cusp of a fantastic orgasm.
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