Poor Pretty Eddie Reviews
The film is loaded with puzzling moments, as all of the rednecks have their own weird quirks, including Slim Pickens as the unsympathetic town sheriff.
Very strange little film, worth a look for fans of the Hicksploitation genre.
This is exactly the kind of movie that southerners would say underlines an extreme liberal, anti-Southern U.S. bias in Hollywood. And they'd be right. But then again, something about the whole thing doesn't feel that far-fetched.
One of a kind.
This amazing classic finally got the proper DVD release it has deserved for years and years!! I can toss out my bootleg and now have this to add to my collection!!
Grindhouse highlights: The protagonist was a woman of color (Leslie Uggums) and a big pop star which was a welcome change from the usual survivor suspect (white, suburban, endowed, blah). Diversity, not just with the racial tip but the socioeconomic implications. She was wealthy, respected, and (wait for it!) a minority. A big step in 1975.
Splicing: The director edited the rape scene with images of a hunting dog stud service in session (what would Andrea Dworkin think?).
Worth checking out for the "camera" work. The best lines:
"Yankees are like hemorrhoids if they come and go then they're okay but when they choose to stay then they are a pain in the ass!"
"What does she fart Chanel No. 5?" Bertha to Eddie about Liz.