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Chained Girls (1965)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 March 1965 (USA)
This exploitation classic purports to expose the secrets of the 1960s lesbian underworld.

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Joseph P. Mawra

Writer:

Joseph P. Mawra
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Credited cast:
Joel Holt Joel Holt ... Narrator (voice) (as Perry Peters)
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This exploitation classic purports to expose the secrets of the 1960s lesbian underworld.

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Unnatural love of women for women! A daring film about lesbianism today!

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Documentary

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In the documentary "That's Sexploitation!," Frank Henenlotter, a director and exploitation film historian, said Sexploitation focused on lesbians for titillation and shock with this film. But in this purported documentary, their relationships were treated as real and valuable. Made four years before the Stonewall riots, it explores butch-femme pairings and features a lesbian wedding when such a thing was unthinkable. "A subject that only a short time ago was talked about in low whispers," as the narrator explains. Not that the filmmakers' aspirations were political. "These were films about lesbians made by guys who didn't care about lesbians," Mr. Henenlotter said. "They cared about showing two girls doing it rather than one girl and a guy." See more »

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The Roman numeral copyright date at the start of the movie is wrong. It says MCLXV(1165) when it should be MCMLXV(1965). See more »

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Narrator: Wherever women can be found in great numbers, it is quite possible that lesbians can be found.
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Ironic Delight
13 April 2005 | by zot_rex9See all my reviews

For what it is "chained girls" is one of the best cinematic experiences I've ever had. This is the perfect companion/foil to the film "Before Stonewall." Rarely has a movie made me laugh so hard and so deeply. It could just be that it's a girl/girl thing, but there's something about seeing these stereo-types so sloppily portrayed. Really this film is a treat if you are in the right frame of mind and/or watching it with someone who truly has a firm grasp of irony. Invite some friends over, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy. One serious note though, this flick will actually make you respect the old-timers for the horrible misconceptions they had to face on a day to day basis. So not only do you get a truly ironic delight, but you get a moral as well. Again, I can't stress enough, watch this only when you're in an appropriate frame of mind--that alone will make the difference between whether you'll laugh or weep! Girl/Girl.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caged Girls See more »

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(cable)

Sound Mix:

Mono
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