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*contains spoilers Female Trouble is not as funny nor as outrageous as Pink Flamingos or his other contemplation of ostracism and criminality Desperate Living (1977) but it still contains full frontal male nudity or that other visual sin, an aging and naked female body. The shock factor has made way for social commentary about the…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part Two)

*contains spoilers And now for something completely different… Beyond the unisex toilet where whatever wants to go as well as being a part of or watching Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) while the rest go over the rainbow… We have the original midnight movie cult of director John Waters (1946-) and transvestite actress…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part One)

*contains spoilers The two films Peerce made following The Sporting Club were A Separate Peace (1972) which is based on the latent homosexuality amid the athleticism and secret societies of American selective boarding schools in the novel by John Knowles (1926-2001). Writer Gore Vidal (1925-2012 pneumonia) in the later period of his self-mythologising claimed to…

Read more The Cult Movies of Director Larry Peerce and The Bell Jar (1979) Part Two

*contains spoilers This is a semi-autobiographical article about losing your virginity through an act of adultery, the concept of love in the Clint Eastwood movie Breezy (1973) and my nerdy brush with Clint himself many years ago after growing up admiring him as a two-fisted role model of masculinity to an apparently clean-cut kid… It…

Read more The Evolution and Revolution of Love and Clint Eastwood’s Breezy (1973) Part One

*contains spoilers This year of 1941 and the others are symbolised in Return to Peyton Place with the placement of cars. Selena drives an old 1941 series convertible just when the original movie was set, while the outsider Scandinavian ski instructor played by Gunnar Hellstrom (1917-2006 natural causes) drives a 1960 Renault which is a…

Read more The Genius of Writer Grace Metalious and Return to Peyton Place (1961) Part Two

*contains spoilers As we are told at the beginning of Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), mankind knows little about the mysteries of space and has “hardly been able to penetrate the unknown secrets!” This movie asks us “Why must we wait? Why not now?” as the voice of alcoholic actor Sonny Tufts (1911-70 pneumonia) narrates…

Read more The Cult of Actress Marie Windsor in Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

*contains spoilers If we jump to Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters and while that film relates to the space race between superpowers back in the late 1950s, it is still relevant today with each rich nation seeming to be spending money on becoming the first to have a colony on Mars. I bet the Martians…

Read more The Cult of Director Phil Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (Part Two)

*contains spoilers The character Inger plays in The Farmer’s Daughter is a naïve but attractive Swedish governess who wins over Washington, DC and when it initially premiered in September 1963, it was an instant success. Her hair was also a conservative light brown and styled. The show proved that Inger was a gifted light comedienne…

Read more The Cult of Actress Inger Stevens in Run, Simon, Run (1970) Part Two