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I Am a Groupie (1970)

Groupie Girl (original title)
A bored teenage girl decides that she wants to meet rock stars, and the best way to do that is to become a groupie. She finds herself going on the road with a rock band called Opal ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esme Johns ...
Sally
Billy Boyle ...
Wesley
Richard Shaw ...
Morrie
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Steve
James Beck ...
Brian
Paul Bacon ...
Alfred
Neil Hallett ...
Det. Sgt.
Maureen Flanagan ...
Thief
Eliza Terry ...
Suzy
Belinda Caren ...
Pat
Lynton Guest ...
Mick
Paul Woloff ...
Jim
Paul Pryde ...
Dave
Jimmy Edwards ...
Bob (as Jimmie Edwardes)
Bill Jarvis ...
Pete
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A bored teenage girl decides that she wants to meet rock stars, and the best way to do that is to become a groupie. She finds herself going on the road with a rock band called Opal Butterfly, and soon discovers that being a rock band's groupie isn't as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Trivia

Esme Johns receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

Boom mike drops into frame when Laura bends over to pick up her coat in the dressing room near the beginning of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Steve: What do you want? You got them all haven't you?
Hotel Porter: I never saw them other two leave.
Steve: Ran into the street they did. You frightened them off. Wouldn't have girls in my room. But, eh, I do have a soft spot for old soldiers...
Hotel Porter: Filth!
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Crazy Credits

The credits (cast and crew) are all painted onto the side of a van which the camera follows during the opening title sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Girls (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Groupie Girl
Written by Tom Doherty
Performed by Opal Butterfly
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Worth seeing I guess
2 July 2009 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This British film is a less racy, but equally depressing (albeit less melodramatic) than the German film "I, a Groupie" with which it is sometimes confused. Unlike the German film, this movie doesn't have an incendiary sex star like Ingrid Steeger, but its lead, the never-to-be-seen-again Esme Johns, is reasonably pretty and way too good for the douchebag rockers in this movie who use her for a sperm dumpster. Her introduction to groupie-dom is rather strange. She goes to a concert with her provincial mates and then for no particular reason stows away to London in the group's van. After she shags the lead singer rotten, she ends up getting in a catfight with his regular girlfriend and is kicked to the curb. But this doesn't dissuade her from the masochistic groupie lifestyle as she is passed from group to group, at one point literally through the windows of two moving vans.

The director Derek Ford would go on to a pretty lengthy career in the British sex industry, but this might be his best film, even if it's probably his tamest (by the late 70's he was doing hardcore porn flicks). The producer Stanley Long was also active in the industry and directed stuff like "Sex and the Other Woman". The infamous Collinson twins, Madeline and Mary, from Hammer's "Twins of Evil" make a cameo appearance in a bizarre scene at a swinging party where the guests couple up based on assigned animal impersonations (don't ask). The Collinsons have virtually no dialogue, but they offer up some fleeting nudity (and, after all, they weren't exactly known for their brilliant line readings). The music is all by obscure, third-rate British Invasion bands, but still its pretty good for the soundtrack of a cheap exploitation flick like this. I liked "I, a Groupie" better, but this better than other groupie-oriented films I've seen like "Bummer" (or, for that matter, "Almost Famous"). Worth seeing I guess.


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