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A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  10 June 1966 (USA)
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A young woman teases, seduces, and emotionally destroys young men for her own twisted enjoyment.

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Stacey Walker ...
Sharon Winters
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Lowell Carter (as Neville Coward)
Bob Todd ...
Tony
Sharon Carr ...
Paula Mann
Michael Wright ...
Mr. Gordon
Michael O'Kelly ...
Roy Bradley
Larry Jones ...
Man with Gun
Linda Gearhart ...
Secretary
Tom Hughes ...
Dick Owens
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Sharon is a young office worker who sexually teases, seduces and then cries 'rape' on various men just to see them emotionally suffer for her own man-hating, twisted amusement leading to one lovestruck boyfriend being sent to prison, the financial ruin of another, and the meltdown and death of a third victim. Sharon even teases her lesbian roommate, Paula, by come-ons and then brushing her off. But eventually, Sharon meets her match when she comes-onto Tony, a controlling and misogynistic thug whom reacts to her teases and threats in a way she never prepared herself for. Written by Matt Patay

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Sharon Winters: Paula, I'm sorry about lashing out at you the other night.
Paula Mann: Forget it. Sometimes I come on too strong.
Sharon Winters: No, it's just... I can be such a bitch sometimes.
Paula Mann: We all are. But that's just part of being female I guess.
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One of the best 60s sexploitation films from master David F. Friedman
15 August 2000 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

David F. Friedman, the producer king of 60s sexploitation sinema, is best-known for SHE-FREAK (a 60s remake of FREAKS) and this movie. I much prefer this one. It's interesting, well-made and doesn't disappoint.

Sharon Winters (Stacey Walker) is a virgin secretary who loves to tease men and entice them to bed with her. When they get close enough to having sex, she accuses them of rape and ruins their lives! In her spare time, she teases her lesbian roommate and when they finally almost get down 'n' dirty, Sharon throws her out! But Sharon meets her match in a nightclub singer who likes to rough up women.

The plot is simple and quick. How can it stretch into an 75-minute movie? There's lots of scenes of bathing, changing clothes, and elongated foreplay scenes that lead to coy nudity, but never sex. Stacey Walker is a fantastic actress who carries the movie on her own. She's pure bitchery and is quite sexy. It's just her hair that bothers me... She made only one other movie for Friedman (NOTORIOUS DAUGHTER OF FANNY HILL), then returned home to her state of Texas and went back to high school (she had dropped out to make movies). No one knows where she is today, but she is sorely missed. Look quick for David F. Friedman playing the juror in the opening courtroom scenes. The musical score by el petra is great, basic garage band rock and roll that is complex in its simplicity. It certainly gives the film atmosphere and a soundtrack CD would be appreciated. Director Byron Mabe (who also directed SHE-FREAK) does a superb job handling the black-and-white cinematography and his editing during the foreplay scenes is wonderfully done.

A SMELL OF HONEY is the best introduction to 60s sexploitation sinema for anyone interested. Everyone should see at least one example of this type of movie to (if anything) compare to the pornography we have now. Something Weird Video is the only source for this on video and their print is rather scratchy and jumps at times.


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