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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


 Pretty much everything I know about Dorothy Stratten I learned from the movie STAR 80.  So watching this sci-fi/comedy rip-off of BARBARELLA it's hard not to feel pretty sad for the gal who plays the title role here and hard to find any laughs.  It's also not really that funny of a movie but even if it was hilarious knowing that the star was brutally raped and  murdered by her scumbag husband wouldn't really put too many people in a giggly mood.  To add to the downer vibe you get the feeling watching this that Stratten very likely could have been a big star if that whole death thing didn't get in the way.  She certainly seems to do a better job than most of the other actors in here who all seem just overly goofy but I guess when your character is named Captain Butt you don't try very hard.
 As well as BARBARELLA, with the main character being a robot lady instead of just a sexy Earth-woman, the main thing this steals from is, of course, STAR WARS, which had just changed motion pictures a few years earlier.  In fact whole sequences just seem like the bar scene from that movie with even wackier alien life-forms hanging out and being wacky.
 It's too bad this is one of only a few movies Stratten was in and it gives me that same feeling that I get when watching anything with Sharon Tate.  I guess hot murdered women do that to ya if you have any sort of a soul left.

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