Tuesday, March 23, 2010
SHE MOB (1968)
My new favorite movie(at least for this week). Sort of a mix of the insanity of a Russ Meyer movie with the sleazy weirdness of a John Waters film. SHE MOB stars a cast of unknowns from Texas who unfortunately seem like they have gone on to do nothing else of note. There's not even a director credited on the print I saw. So who knows what lunatic came up with this nuttiness. The main character is a large manly lesbian named appropriately enough Big Shim who puts out cigarettes in bellybuttons and loves the idea of castrating men. Her arch nemesis is private detective Sweetie East( an obvious take-off on 60's TV character Honey West) who is played by Monique Duval, who did appear in a couple of movies in France, if IMDB is correct, before sinking into obscurity. Features terrible 60's breast implants with visible scars. The sex scenes are retarded, the violence is just something wet & damp & dark smeared on body parts and the acting is atrocious but this thing has got to be the most entertainingly crappy sexploitation movie I have ever seen. If you thought FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! was too well done, this is the grungey lowlife movie for you. I think I wanna be Big Shim for Halloween.
A thrilling poker game between some tough broads breaks out: