Thursday, September 6, 2012
SUPER VIXENS (1975)
Having seen BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE ULTRA VIXENS before, this movie here looks like basically a more straight-forward version of that movie and it looks like it was shot in the same locations with the same music and really only lacks the crazy narration of BENEATH. Then again many of Russ Meyers movies share similar themes and giant breasted actresses so this isn't all that shocking. The one character here that stands out in a unique way is a cop played by Charles Napier who seems to have a problem getting it up for the ladies but has no problem stomping women into a bloody pulp if they make fun of his flaccid dong. It's by far my favorite of Napier's performances and shows him at his nuttiest best. It also seems completely out of left field that we get a psychopathic killer in the middle of a movie like this but OK. So we get extreme violence against women added to Meyers' usual objectified women portrayed as simplistic sex maniacs and this obviously might not be for everyone but I found it a fun ride through 70's misogyny-land and after all it's really only a spoof. Personally I think I like this flick a little more than BENEATH just because it's more coherent and less insanely frenetic as his latter opus. Haji from FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL, KILL also shows up for a bit which is always good to see.