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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  17 June 1970 (USA)
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Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolly Read ...
Cynthia Myers ...
Marcia McBroom ...
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Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell (as John LaZar)
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Duncan McLeod ...
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Randy Black (as Jim Iglehart)
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Princess Livingston ...
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Storyline

This film is a sequel in name only to Valley of the Dolls (1967). An all-girl rock band goes to Hollywood to make it big. There they find success, but luckily for us, they sink into a cesspool of decadence. This film has a sleeping woman performing on a gun which is in her mouth. It has women posing as men. It has lesbian sex scenes. It is also written by Roger Ebert, who had become friends with Russ Meyer after writing favorable reviews of several of his films. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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drugs | sex | lesbian | lesbian sex | band | See more »

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The world is full of them, the super-octane girls who are old at twenty. If they get to be twenty. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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17 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to screenwriter Roger Ebert, Z-Man's secret was not thought of until late in filming, and tacked on at the last minute. While fans feel that the film's dialogue hints at the secret, Ebert says it's only coincidence. See more »

Goofs

When Ashley is driving Harris home, many of the shots show the night outside. When the Rolls Royce approaches his house, it's clearly day, badly disguised as night. See more »

Quotes

[Kelly and Z-Man have walked into a bathroom to find a couple having sex in Z-Man's bathroom]
Ronnie (Z-Man) Barzell: Glad to see my audience in such happy dalliance. Pray, let them joust in peace!
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Crazy Credits

Disclaimer: THE FILM YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS NOT A SEQUEL TO "VALLEY OF THE DOLLS." IT IS WHOLLY ORIGINAL AND BEARS NO RELATIONSHIP TO REAL PERSONS, LIVING OR DEAD. IT DOES, LIKE "VALLEY OF THE DOLLS" DEAL WITH THE OFT-TIMES NIGHTMARE WORLD OF SHOW BUSINESS BUT IN A DIFFERENT TIME AND CONTEXT. See more »

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Referenced in Now and Then (1995) See more »

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Written by Lynn Carey and Stu Phillips
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Better Than A Bentley!
17 October 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Easily the best (and funniest) film about sex, drugs and rock and roll, ever made! Gorgeous women (Cynthia Myers is almost too incredible to believe), great tunes, time capsule worthy costumes, and break-neck editing, put this film in a class all its own. There has truly never been anything like it. Must be seen (in WIDESCREEN ONLY) to be believed. Wonderfully appropriate score by Stu Phillips. For what it is, the film's a masterwork. Recommended!


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