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80
Variety
Offers radical sexual politics in a jester's surprise package of impudent humor and Situationist-style found-footage monkeyshines.
60
Neither a conventional documentary nor a work of complete fiction, Hammer's film constructs a secret history, part imagination and part reality that is both revealing and slyly entertaining.
50
New York Daily News
A collage without context.
50
Film Threat
The novelty of watching vintage lesbian footage just for the sake of watching eventually wears off. This underscores the idea that there is such a concept as too much of a good thing.
40
Unfortunately the clips themselves are so battered, grainy and sordid that they are more depressing than inspiring.
38
New York Post
The result is an intermittently instructive and amusing jumble that might have been seen as daring and "transgressive" in both form and content if it had been released, say, three decades ago.
20
Village Voice
Hammer betrays a tiresome attachment to cross-cutting ladyporn with antiquated educational filmstrips, to no real end but snarky giggles.

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