Sunday, November 25, 2012
CANDY STRIPE NURSES (1974)
All of these Corman-produced(Roger's wife Julie Corman is responsible for this one) nursesploitation flicks deliver on the boob count but not so much on the plots that you give a crap about. It all starts out with an animated credit sequence complete with nude cartoon ladies and then there's three main gals we follow around. One is the Spanish chick who's trying to help an innocent guy accused of robbing a gas station, the other two are white gals and they're trying to help a speed-addicted basketball player and an impotent rock star who looks like a bit like Harry Shearer's character from Spinal Tap. There's no black chick here which is pretty much the only element that's different about this when you compare it to all the rest of these types of things. Candice Rialson is our main blonde candy-striper and she would go on to be in a bunch of exploitation flicks throughout the 70's with her biggest role being in HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD. Dick Miller also shows up for a small bit as a dickhead heckler at a basketball game. There's attempted rape, streakers and a girl eating a Twinkie in a bathtub(which I'm assuming has got to be a fetish for someone out there). Like all of these flicks it's equally heavy on the drama as it is on the boobs so I guess it all equals out in the end.