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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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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 | lesbian | sex | lesbian sex | lawyer | 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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Release Date:

17 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Más allá del valle de las muñecas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Russ Meyer once said he considers this film to be his "most important". See more »

Goofs

When Ronnie shoots Roxanne, blood gushes all over the gun. In the very next scene, when he lays the gun down next to the phone, it is spotlessly clean. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie (Z-Man) Barzell: Z-Man? There is no Z-Man, varlet. And indeed, it's not a game we play. I am Superwoman!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Up! (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner
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User Reviews

 
this film has it all!
20 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I freakin love this film! It has everything you could want, hot amazons, camp, melodrama, dancing, cool music, orgies, and some classic lines. Either you get it or you don't, even though the script makes no sense. Z man is awesome and creepy, ashley st ives is on fire, and the carrie nations rock in that dopey pill popping late 60's acid pop style. The question is why has russ meyer never released it on DVD? Come on dude this and faster pussycat kill kill are films that the people need to see. A cut above 90% of the Hollywood recycled crap and remade TV junk they throw at you. To be honest if someone remade this flick I would see it. I also love the fact that they completely went in the opposite direction of the original, which I cant even remember if i have seen.


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