Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Reviews
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls will probably have zero crossover appeal to anyone who doesn't like shitty movies, which makes me sad. I wouldn't even try to initiate a friend with this, either. The drop into awfulness is very steep and played almost totally straight, which I really admire Dolls for. The only irony you find in the movie is blink-and-you'll-miss-them lines to the audience. I read an interview that Roger Ebert, who wrote the movie, did with someone, in which he claimed that he wrote the film as a parody of violent shitty movies, and the interviewer replied "did the director know this?"
Apparently not. And that is good.
"In a scene like this you get a contact-high!"
There's alot of things going on in this film underneath and above.
It's also just a funny, strange, and straight up a great watch.
So after watching it's boring predecessor, that movie made me realize how awesome this movie really is. It's still a weird movie lol but at least this was not boring and it delivered on it's outrageous promises.