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Permissive (1970)

X | | Drama | 10 February 1972 (USA)
Suzy arrives in London with nowhere to stay. She meets a friend, Fiona, a groupie who has settled into a relationship with Lee, bass player and singer with a rock-band.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Stride ...
Suzy
Gay Singleton ...
Fiona
Gilbert Wynne ...
Jimi
Alan Gorrie ...
Lee (as Allan Gorrie)
Stuart Francis ...
Kip
Mick Travis ...
Mick
Onnie McIntyre ...
Onnie (as Onnie Mair)
...
Lacy
Robert Daubigny ...
Pogo (as Robert Daubigney)
Stuart Cowell ...
Rick
Nicola Austin ...
Coral
Nicole Yearne ...
Groupie
Suzy Randall ...
Groupie
Juliet Adams ...
Groupie
Linda Dean ...
Groupie
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Suzy arrives in London with nowhere to stay. She meets a friend, Fiona, a groupie who has settled into a relationship with Lee, bass player and singer with a rock-band.

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The Minstrels and their Mistresses...fast living, free loving, putting out, savage, driving rhythmic music to the pulse of the new generation...See it from the inside screaming out! See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The cult folk band Comus provided the film's opening title theme and other incidental music and songs. See more »

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Featured in Guide to the Flipside of British Cinema (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

We Sing
Written and Performed by Alan Gorrie (as Forever More), Onnie McIntyre (as Forever More), Stuart Francis (as Forever More) and Mick Travis (as Forever More)
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Super groupie
19 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the development stage the title for this truly dispiriting film was Suzy Superscrew. Better had it been kept for at least it gives you an idea of where the action is heading. Suzy is a duffle-coated runaway, arriving in London to join the groupie scene. Unable to score with the band her groupie friend introduces her to, she hooks up with Pogo an itinerant musician and mad preacher. "Where do you live?' she enquires of him. "Under the stars, the world is my scene, man", he responds. Unfortunately the world isn't listening as he gets mown down by a car shortly afterwards. The subsequent narrative is reduced to what band member or groupie Suzy will wake up with next.

The film, shot in a quasi documentary style and was partly intended as a promotional vehicle for heavy rock band Forever More, which accounts for their music being way up in the mix and sometimes drowning out the dialogue. This same logic explains footage of the band performing being inserted whenever the director runs out of ideas, which is often. On the plus side the relentlessly downbeat tone does provides a telling snapshot of the fag-end of the sixties and a particular sub-culture, while at the same time maintaining a grim synergy: hairy men and ugly women having bad sex together in cheap hotels to a Forever More soundtrack. Just desserts are sometimes delicious.


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