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Writers:
Theodore Gershuny (writer)
Lloyd Kaufman (writer)
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Tagline:
Men will be shocked! Women will understand! See more »
Plot:
A film producer murders his star actress during an erotic "game" and makes it look like suicide. The dead girl's lesbian lover discovers what happened, and plots her revenge. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Stylish erotic mindbender See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
George Shannon ... Max Pavell

Mary Woronov ... Camila Stone

Lynn Lowry ... Alta Leigh / Julie Kent
Monique van Vooren ... Helene
Maureen Byrnes ... Dola
Daniel Sadur ... Gus
Ondine ... Roderick
Jennifer Welles ... Max's Secretary
Anthony Pompei ... Oliver
Reid Cruickshanks ... Det. Schwartz
Thomas Mahony ... Det. Joe
Ralph R. Ralph ... Doctor
Stanley Kaufman ... Lawyer (as S. Lloyd Kaufman Sr.)
Shawn Randall ... Girl In Restaurant
Allen Liffman ... Man In City Woman
Debbie Parness ... Cindy
Beatrice Eisner ... Boutique Girl
Beatrice Conrad ... Interview Girl
Uta Walters ... Interview Girl
Mary Schachtel ... Interview Girl
Nancy Ennis ... Interview Girl
Kathy Nonass ... Interview Girl
Cleo Young ... Interview Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Stewart ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Theodore Gershuny 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Theodore Gershuny  writer
Lloyd Kaufman  writer

Produced by
Ami Artzi .... producer
Garrard Glenn .... associate producer (as Garrard L. Glenn)
Jeffrey Kapelman .... associate producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... executive producer
Oliver Stone .... associate producer (as Oliver W. Stone)
 
Original Music by
Gershon Kingsley 
 
Cinematography by
Hasse Wallin  (as Hasse Wellin)
 
Film Editing by
Dov Hoenig 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Sturges 
 
Production Management
Joshua Leinwand .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Lowell Nesbitt .... figure painting
 
Sound Department
Gary Leibman .... sound mixer (as Garry Liebman)
Paul Stange .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Louis Antzes .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ahmed Mamlouk .... still photographer (as Ahmed Mamluk)
Solveig Warner .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Coleman .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Nobuko Oganesoff .... assistant editor (as Nobuko Oganessoff)
 
Other crew
Melanie Mintz .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
82 min | USA:91 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | USA:R (cut) | USA:X (self applied)

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Trivia:
Lynn Lowry initially turned the script down because she objected to all the extensive nudity that her dual role entailed.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Conformist (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Say You've Never Let Me DownSee more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Stylish erotic mindbender, 29 April 2001
Author: Vince-5 from northeastern PA

Starting off, here's a synopsis: Porno queen Alta Lee (Lynn Lowry) is murdered by her pornographer lover Max (George Shannon) in a game of sexual Russian roulette. Alta's other lover, icy lesbian casting agent Camila Stone (Mary Woronov), provides an alibi for Max. But Camila has an agenda of her own, and a plan involving the seduction of innocent actress Julie (Lynn again) in a web of sexual mind games. When the lookalikes' identities are sufficiently blurred, the stage is set for vengeance as passionate as the most heated carnal encounter.

Though this movie is quite obscure and never got much attention, I find it to be a sexy, suspenseful gem. Cult goddess Woronov has one of her best-ever roles, and she and sexy-innocent Lowry play off each other well. The unsettling music provided by Gershon Kingsley, plus two original songs ("All-American Boy," "You Say You've Never Let Me Down") and the Jaynetts' "Sally, Go 'Round the Roses" compose a memorable soundtrack. Theodore Gershuny's direction is sharp, with everything photographed in muted earth tones that perfectly suggest unsavory business bubbling under society's upper crust. With tons of great New York atmosphere, Ondine (Woronov's friend and fellow Warholite) giving a great performance in a small role, and exotic Monique Van Vooren as Max's ex-wife in a comic sub-plot. This sub-plot, though amusing, looks like it belongs in another movie altogether. However, I'm not complaining, as the film is smooth even as it changes gears and is a hell of a lot more interesting that the erotic-thriller garbage currently being cranked out.

Trivia: Sugar Cookies was originally rated X (soft-core) and released by General Film Corporation in 1973. I am the proud owner of an original one-sheet poster--lucky me! In 1977, the movie was cut for an R and re-released by Troma Team, which now offers it uncut on videotape. Mary Woronov was the wife of Theodore Gershuny at the time, and was reportedly uncomfortable performing the graphic lesbian simulated sex scenes with him leering behind the camera. She can also be seen in two of his earlier productions, Kemek (1970) and Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972).

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