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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  4 June 1980 (USA)
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A madcap comedy about Xaviera's attempt to make a film in Hollywood based on her book. Getting mixed up with some of the biggest crooked producers in town, she beats them all at their own game, and makes the film without them.

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A madcap comedy about Xaviera's attempt to make a film in Hollywood based on her book. Getting mixed up with some of the biggest crooked producers in town, she beats them all at their own game, and makes the film without them.

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On the audio track, Xaviera says, "Call Jake at the lab and make sure we'll have the film by six", but you can see her mouth the words "by four". A few seconds later, Maxine says "six o'clock" twice, but you can see she said "four o'clock" both times. See more »

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Rita Beater: So, eh, tell me, Cinderella...
Xaviera Hollander: It's not Cinderella, it's Xaviera.
Rita Beater: If you prefer, I wasn't aware that you could pronounce it both ways.
Xaviera Hollander: You can't.
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High value of camp!
25 November 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This film deserves credit for its high camp value. It is a film very typical of the early 1980's desires to mix glamor, comedy and camp. This film has a definite sexploitation angle. The beautiful Martine Beswick delivers a playful tongue in cheek performance as the happy hooker who travels to Hollywood to get her memoirs filmed. I can not imagine Ms. Beswick toke this film serious and decided upon to play it for laughs. She got style and carries off some of the sex scenes without loosing her dignity. If you value high camp this film is worth seeing. You will not be disappointed. There are many silly one liners, hard to believe dialog, glamorous starlets and men chasing them for sex. The film moves quickly and never dwells too much on the same scene. I give this film a vote of 8 simply because it has all the ingredients of a campy b film classic. And if you like these kind of guilty pleasures you will not be disappointed.


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