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Private Parts (1972)

R  |   |  Horror, Comedy  |  September 1972 (USA)
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When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Ayn Ruymen ...
Cheryl Stratton
Lucille Benson ...
Aunt Martha
John Ventantonio ...
George
Laurie Main ...
Reverend Moon
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Jeff
Charles Woolf ...
Jeff's Dad
Ann Gibbs ...
Judy
Len Travis ...
Mike
Dorothy Neumann ...
Mrs. Quigley
Gene Simms ...
First Policeman
John Lupton ...
Second Policeman
Patrick Strong ...
Artie
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When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed with funerals, murder is afoot, and the inexperienced and trusting Cheryl may be the next victim. She wants to be treated like a woman, and she's drawn to George, a handsome photographer who longs for human contact but sleeps with a water-inflated doll and spies on Cheryl as she bathes. Jeff, a neighborhood clerk, may be Cheryl's only ally in what she doesn't realize is a perilous residence haunted by family secrets. And, what happened to Alice, a model who used to have Cheryl's room? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Cheryl is a lovely girl... but to George, she's a living doll. See more »

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Aunt Martha: Cheryl dear, when you're older, you'll realize that the body is a prison that traps and bends the natural spirit to its will. It makes us weak or sick or ugly, it makes us into men or women or whatever it likes, whether we like it or not.
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Bewildering, ingenious sexual madness
7 November 2003 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A runaway bad-girl touches ground at an urban hellhole...a residence hotel owned and operated by her kindly, but captious and set-in-her-ways, Aunt Martha. The tenants of the hotel are a curious bunch, among them a senile old bat, a gay transvestite priest, and a handsome, mysterious photographer with a secret that's darker than pitch. An unidentified psychotic killer is active among them, as well...before long, Aunt Martha's hotel has several unexpected vacancies.

A steady momentum of shocks and a vague, peculiar climax help to make PRIVATE PARTS something rather special. Splendidly perverse creative gusto which could only have escaped from the bizarre mind of the sorely missed Paul Bartel...this is a very unusual picture, infused with brooding atmosphere and deftly appointed in every aspect of it's poverty-line production.

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