Mouse and Bird are a couple of sassy and sexy young hitchhikers who embark on a cross country trip in search of freedom, excitement, and independence. The lovely ladies use their bodies as ...
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Mouse and Bird are a couple of sassy and sexy young hitchhikers who embark on a cross country trip in search of freedom, excitement, and independence. The lovely ladies use their bodies as currency and encounter a diverse array of libidinous folks on their journey. Written by
At the beginning of this movie, two young girls are hitch-hiking and get picked up by a camper van full of sinister, stoned-out hippies. They drive awhile and then stop. Since one of the girls is played by Sandra Peabody (aka Sandra Cassel) who played the ill-fated protagonist in "Last House on the Left", it seems for a minute like there's going to be a nasty gang-rape scene. But fate has something even worse in store (especially for the viewers)--the hippies all pull out musical instruments and play a REALLY terrible song, then they invite the girls to be their groupies! These sexy female hitch-hiker flicks were practically their own genre in the 1970's. Some were actually fairly realistic, but this one is pure exploitation as these two girls take their clothes off (i.e. they dance topless at a roadside diner for food, but then run away without eating anything) and have sex (i.e. after a very unattractive traveling salesmen gives them a ride, they BOTH give him a ride)at the proverbial drop of one of those floppy 70's hats. In the most potentially offensive scene, they come across rapist attacking a young girl, and decide to distract him by stripping off and helping him with his "technique" (OK, they eventually leave him tied to a tree, but still. . .). Obviously, I would only recommend this to hardened 70's trash aficionados, who don't take this kind tasteless exploitation too seriously.
The blonde lead is played by Chris Jordan who was in Joe Sarno's "Confessions of an American Housewife". She has a nice body, but is otherwise only marginally attractive, and she has a truly annoying voice. (She also manages to somehow ruin her topless dancing scene with some horrendously bad dancing--it looks like she's having an epilectic fit). Sandra Cassel, on the other hand, is a very appealing natural beauty (if not any better of an actress). I can't say I'm entirely disappointed to see her in such exploitative role, but I always thought she deserved something a little more high-rent after "Last House", but apparently she ended up in even more low-rent stuff like this. Both of these women are actually about five or ten years too old to be "teenage" hitch-hikers, but it's not like this movie isn't sleazy enough without casting younger-looking girls.
Claire Wilbur, from Radley Metzger's "Score", also shows up as a wealthy, older predatory lesbian, and there is a fifteen minute hippie orgy at the end that must be seen to be believed. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone, of course, but if you dig these 70's flicks about female hitch-hikers with very tight shorts and very loose morals--well, you won't want to miss this one.
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