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The Hookers (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | 9 February 1967 (USA)
The story of three women and the circumstances that led each to get involved in prostitution as call girls.

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Fleurette Carter ...
Callie Sue
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Mary - the Maid (as Jacque Colton)
Monica Davis ...
Barbara Harrison (as Monica Lee)
Harold Heagey ...
George
Joel Holt ...
Mr. Harrison (as Jay Martin)
Lucky Kargo ...
Mike - the Loan Shark
Sharon Kent ...
Julie (as Shan Benedict)
Linda Lavell ...
Fire Dancer
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Mike - the Agent
William Reilly
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The story of three women and the circumstances that led each to get involved in prostitution as call girls.

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Perfunctory documentary-style porn
27 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Though boasting a script credit from a talented pornographer William Rose, THE HOOKERS is a dull attempt at using the documentary format for fictional material. It's one of many softcore movies where the trailer is more interesting than the feature.

With condescending narration trying to "educate" the viewer, film unfolds in three unrelated segments, though it's a far, far cry from those wonderful episodic Somerset Maugham portmanteau films of the late '40s.

First episode is "Callie Sue", starring a beautiful Black actress Fleurette Carter who sadly didn't get many leading roles. Theme is racism, with a flashback of her down on the farm as a teen, referred to as "dark meat" by a couple of cracker boys who rape her. It's a sadistic scene that is hard to sit through, and low on delivering the fans' desired sex content as she remains clothed throughout.

Twist comes in the present day when Callie extorts $25 from a co-worker, giving him sex as her "first trick". Stripped down to sexy lingerie, Fleurette finally delivers the desired topless footage, and in a roundabout way sexploitation meets social commentary.

Part 2 is titled "Julie", with Sharon Kent cast as a busty blonde dancer trying to make it in the Big Apple. Before getting to the plot, there is excellent filler as an oiled-up Linda Lavell does a very sexy dance involving fire-eating.

Julie gets bamboozled into turning a trick to get a break in show biz. There's an uncomfortable to watch tryst she has with a sleazy cleanliness freak, and the mistreatment by her agent/pimp is pretty standard stuff for Kent, a regularly abused heroine of Doris Wishman movies. Steve Prince in the pimp role mentions "Julie" in almost every sentence of dialog, an annoying device. Library music is way too familiar here.

Final segment "Barbara" broadens the scope of prostitution to the then-fashionable subject of a suburban "lady of the afternoon", played by Monica Davis. The film's narrator plays her husband (very unusual structure), but when lines are flubbed it's full-speed ahead (NO retakes!) during this episode. Sloppiness extends to the inclusion of the director & his crew yelling "Cut" and "Sound rolling", left in the finished film.

A surprise subplot has busty maid Jacque Lynn Colton attempting to seduce the narrator, her employer, but the fans are cheated: he stops her before she can strip. (Colton had a very lengthy, mainly mainstream acting career, quite unusual for a porn vet.) The annoying porn thesp Lucky Kargo (whose day job was working as a stuntman) shows up as an overacting creep to whom Davis owes money. Film and segment end abruptly in cynical fashion.


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