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Street Sisters (1974)

R | | Drama | November 1974 (USA)
Young woman quickly realize that prostitution is a harsh reality.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Durey Mason ...
Older Boy
Sandra Alexandra ...
Painted Woman
Kathryn Jackson ...
Teddy Quinn ...
Young Boy
Gioya Roberson ...
Young Girl
Mary Reed ...
Older Girl
Alan Bass ...
Truck Driver
Edna Sasselli ...
Store Lady
Sandra Wiggins ...
Donald Blades ...
Stevie Freeman ...
Storeman's Wife
Roger Gwinn ...
Jason Hughes ...
Bar Trick
Gary Gibson ...
Trick at Door


Young woman quickly realize that prostitution is a harsh reality.

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November 1974 (USA)  »

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Black Hooker  »

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Painted Woman: [addressing her trick] I want you to bite into my flesh until I can feel the pain, 'cos that's the way I get my pleasure. There ain't no love; got a whole lotta hate in it. That's the way I want you to take me. I want you to take me with all that hate. I want you to bite into my flesh. Take me.
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Painted Woman
Lyrics by Ruth Talmadge
Music by Art Freeman (uncredited)
Sung by Dayle Allison
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Horrible but interesting blaxploitation
11 February 2009 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake, "Street Sisters" (which I saw as "The Black Hooker") is a bad film. However, it does have enough bad elements to keep you curious enough (maybe) to sit through the whole thing.

One interesting thing is that the film is set in the 30's and 40's, with most of the actors still looking like they are from the 70's of course, especially hair-wise. The plot - a very attractive black hooker has a white son in "a bad way" (meaning from a john), wants nothing to do with her son, so she keeps the son on her parent's farm where grandma and grandpa raise him. Grandpa is a preacher but a pervert and a mean dude, grandma is very nice but she has an undisclosed bad past. The kid makes friends with a young black girl (why he shockingly pushes her from behind as she is running in a small brook who knows) and then all of a sudden it's the 40's, and the kid and his girlfriend are teens.

His girlfriend has a certain encounter with grandpa, prompting the son to leave home, and go find his hooker mom. He wants a relationship with her, but she still wants nothing to do with him. He goes off on his own and has a few "adventures." The last 15 minutes of this film gets real strange. The color tone of the film change for a little while and things get a little psychedelic. Some weird things happen and it all ends very suddenly and strangely.

The film is bad. There are plenty of odd close-ups and poor camera angles. Despite being set in the 30s and 40s, the music is still 70's porno funky. Makes you think maybe the film is indeed set in the 70's after all, but the few vehicles you actually see are all 30's cars. yeah right! There are some sequences where nothing happens at all, except to fill in the time with some utterly meaningless conversation between characters.

There is even one long and brutal beat down of one of mom's johns by a couple of guys (her pimp and his muscle?) that makes you wonder, what does this have to do with anything? There are early indications that the film will be about the white boy struggling to live in the "black world" due to his family and upbringing, but that's never touched upon after all. Mom though, as attractive and sexy as she is, is very much an unlikable selfish bitch to such a degree, the viewer can never feel anything for her at all.

This is definitely an interesting viewing experience but it isn't something you will want to watch again more than likely.

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