This is one of my all-time favorite exploitation flicks which I've watched many times. Filmed in Texas, probably around Houston, in 1968, I first saw this movie in an adult movie house in Charlotte and was fascinated from the get go.
Stunning black and white camera work by Harold Williams instantly set this movie apart from the usual dull, washed out looking "softies" that were just coming into favor. Porno movies would become legit around 1970 and that ended forever the grind house fare of boob and butt movies, where women would undress for sex but men always kept their britches on during fornication. I really think Ed Wood, John Walters and Russ Meyer would have enjoyed this outrageous romp where a bull dyke, Big Shim, Is hiding out in a farmhouse with a bevy of sex-hungry girls. They need a stud to fulfill their desires so they entice Tony, the Gigolo (played with a relaxed, amused air) by hunky looking Adam Clyde. You see, he's being kept as a live-in stud by a wealthy woman, Brenda McCain. Both Brenda and Big Shim are played by the fantastic Marni Castle. As the wealthy woman, she's really likable and believable and earthy. I loved that amazing den, which was probably the real abode of someone wealthy who the director knew. As Big Shim, she's a cartoon caricature of the ugliest lesbian you'll ever see. She wears no make-up, has her hair pulled back and sports a pair of hideous looking spiked bar cones. She's fat and slobby but she still fascinates. What makes this movie stand out is the bath tub sequence where Brenda McCain invites her stud to join her. Softies, where women bared their breasts and butts, were routine. Yet, you never saw a nude male, especially one whose handsome and hunky. Most men in those softies were middle-aged or slobby.
Tony the Gigolo shows us his bare ass as he humps his mistress in a very believable way. Played by Adam Clyde, this handsome hunk appears to be enjoying himself. We'd love to hear the behind the scene stories that he's probably got stored away--if he's still alive. Among the lesbians in the farmhouse that I couldn't get enough of was Twig--played by Twig. She's a skinny freak who never stops dancing and squealing. The editing and lighting makes this movie fascinating and haunting. Today we know absolutely nothing about the cast or the production. The musical soundtrack is demented and we can see this movie as the transformation of a porn paperback from Greenleaf Books. I placed this movie right next to another amazing exploitation classic, SCREAM OF THE BUTTERFLY starring the phenomenal Nelida Lobato and her equally gorgeous Adonis, Nick Novaro. Exploitation movies like these were the bread-and-butter of the grind house movie houses along Times Square back in the 60s. I remember well watching many of them in these enormous, cavernous old movie houses where only men attended. The air smelt of cigarettes, cigars, Thunderbird Wine and semen. This was a perfect setting to watch all those black and white grind house classics. The She Mob and Scream of the Butterfly were certainly on the marquees in those golden days of naughty flicks.
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