|WOMEN IN REVOLT (director/writer: Paul Morrissey; cinematographer: Jed Johnson/Andy Warhol; editor: Paul Morrissey; music: John Cale; cast: Candy Darling (Candy), Jackie Curtis (Jackie), Holly Woodlawn (Holly), Michael Sklar (Max Morris), Jonathan Kramer (Journalist), Johnny Kemper (Johnny Minute), Marty Kove (Marty), Duncan MacKenzie (Duncan), Dusty Springs (Dusty); Runtime: 99; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Andy Warhol; Images Entertainment (Media Home Entertainment); 1971)|
by Dennis Schwartz
the last feature made at Andy Warhol's Factory in
Manhattan. Paul Morrissey ("Spike in
Bensonhurst"/"Flesh"/"Trash") directs this vulgar
improv campy lesbian satire of the women's
liberation movement with much mockery for the
movement. It's a good example of 1970s hipster films.
It reflects the feminism
trends of the era, and is provocative,
mindless, tiresome, crude, and stupid funny. So what
if it peters out as a one-joke comedy!
stars a trio of female impersonators grappling
with issues over women rights: Candy Darling
(a pampered rich girl, getting it on with her brother
Duncan MacKenzie and obsessed with
being a Hollywood actress), Jackie Curtis (a virgin
and an intellectual) and Holly Woodlawn (a nymph
model, who now hates men even though still attracted
to them). The girls are trying to be liberated
and form a militant feminist group, P.I.G.
(Politically Involved Girls), but still do not
find happiness. In the end Jackie ends up as desperate
housewife, Holly a Bowery drunk and Candy finds her
way to Hollywood playing a slut in B movies.
Candy has me rolling on the floor as she sings the insane song "Give Me A Man Who Does Things To Me."
It's a film meant for those whose DNA will allow them to kvell over a film that is not politically correct amateurishly made.
REVIEWED ON 1/9/2015 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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