Mary Poppins Returns
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Good for a few laughs.
[VIDEO ESSAY] Although critically scorned and criminally overlooked, co-writer/director Tom Desimone's punk rock-inspired indie sexploitation flick has it all.
This is the next best thing to "Faster Pussycat, Kill!... Kill!"
A great idea for a trailer or a poster, but not for a feature-length film.
"Don't just stand there, bring me something to wipe my shoe."
I has never seen a "women in cages" movie prior to seeing this, so I really had no idea what to expect. Which is good, because no expectations could have prepared me for this, anyway. Reform School Girls is lurid, sordid, exploitative, pure cheese, and yes, even entertaining. If you can handle the absurdity of it all, anyway.
The plot is paper thin (Othello, this is not). A young woman gets sent to a reform school/youth prison after a botched bank robbery, and tangles with the corrupt warden and head matron, as well as a gang of vicious girls. That's basically it. And there's lots of underwear.
Basically, you probably already know if you like these kinds of movies, or you're a newbie like me. If you're unfamiliar with the genre, aren't easily offended, and have a fondness for campy/tongue-in-cheek absurdity, I suggest you try this out for the sheer novelty of it. I'll be seeing a few more, just to see if they can possibly get even more over-the-top than Reform School Girls.
All someone could hope for in a film of this title...
and I mean that in the best way possible.
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