Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Wrong in every way.

Written by film critic Roger Ebert(!), this sordid story of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll is campy, overheated, and lurid.

God bless it.

Director Russ Meyer, who loved excess, called it “a soap opera for young people, a cornucopia of wild, way-out now entertainment.”

Meanwhile, Jacqueline Susann, who wrote the original novel, sued the filmmakers, and the studio fired the guy who greenlit the film.

Fifty years later it still makes eyeballs bug out a bit, up to and including a bizarre mega-twist as to one character’s true identity.

In other words, solid gold.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s