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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

X  |   |  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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The first of the shock rock! 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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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Russ Meyer wanted June Wilkinson to play the role of Ashley St. Ives. See more »

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When 'Z-Man' drops Lance Rocke's severed head, it breaks in half when it hits the floor. See more »

Quotes

Kelly MacNamara: In a scene like this you get a contact-high!
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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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Sweet Talkin' Candy Man
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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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