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"sexploitation" really came into being with the risque movies of the
late 1960s-1970s. Films of this sort, though, have been made
since that time. Generally, though, "sexploitation" describes
the 60s and 70s skin flicks. Some were great, some were
Since all movies of this sort, despite the date, all reach for the same
objective, they will appear in this list.
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"Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1965)
Flesh Merchant" aka "The Wild and the Wicked" (1956)
"The Babysitter" (1969)
"The Dallas Connection" (1994)
"The Horrors of Spider Island" (1960)
"Invasion of the Bee Girls" (1973)
"Return to Savage Beach" (1998)
"Slaves in Bondage" (1937)
"Weekend With the Babysitter" (1970)
"The Woman Hunt" (1973)
The Babysitter (1969)- This is a
fun little B-movie with guilty pleasures, fairly good acting from most
of the cast, and an interesting story. I'm rather surprised this
movie is as good as it is because it's very low-budget and very
independent. Typically, most movies on this low ebb of the
drive-in movie spectrum like to concentrate on sleaze. Although
this movie has its share of sleazy moments, it's far more coherent than
many sexploitation films.
George E. Carey and Anne Bellamy as George and Edith
Maxwell easily give the best acting performances in the film.
They're good. Carey is the quietly disgruntled husband, unhappy
with his dowdy, high-stepping nag of a wife. Edith is just
straight out the kind of boring b**** no guy wants to marry.
Patricia Wymer as Candy Wilson did okay for the part she had to play: a
bubbly, blonde hippie bimbo. She didn't really need a lot of
talent for her part in the movie, but she is likable.
Mr. Maxwell is a prosecuting judge about to sentence
a biker for murder. Julie Freeman is the girlfriend of the
murderer who, in an attempt to get her maniac boyfriend acquitted,
tries to blackmail George. It so happens that George's daughter
Joan is a full-blown lesbian. Julie, an alleged friend of Joan's,
tries to get pictures of Joan and her lover Doris Winkler in the
act. In the process, Julie discovers an affair between George and
the supple little babysitter, Candy Wilson. Since this item is
far more damaging to George than the happenings of his lesbian
daughter, Julie uses this instead.
George tries to hide his affair while still doing
his rightful duty. Candy, meanwhile, takes care of things on her
end. The movie actually ends on a happy note for everyone except
Julie Freeman and, of course, her boyfriend. George and Candy
break off the relationship with no bad feelings, the Maxwells patch up
their unhappy marriage, and Candy carries on with guys her own
age. It's cool how everything comes together.
My only criticism is that the lesbian scene between
Joan Maxwell and Doris Winkler is completely gratuitous. It has
NOTHING to do with the main story and once it's dropped, it's never
mentioned again. Do Joan's parents ever find out about her
sexuality? The lesbian content in the film is entirely filler.
This movie was followed by the not-quite-a-sequel,
"Weekend With the Babysitter". Both movies have their advantages
"The Babysitter" Advantages:
Wymer was better at Candy Wilson than her successor in the
"The Babysitter" Disadvantages:
- Black and
white film. To me, a good sexploitation flick just
needs to be in color!
production values. The movie looks like it's filmed cheap,
with mostly inside filming.
music. The theme song is played way too often, and the
general music is phony. The movie's "house band" was called "The
- A lot of
loose ends. Notably with the lesbian daughter, Joan, but
in many other areas as well. What EXACTLY happens to Julie
Freeman. I guess I don't get it.
aren't a whole lot of great-looking girls as compared to the next
film. Patricia Wymer was easily the hottest. Ruth Noonan,
however, did have a very nice "set".
Patricia Wymer as Candy Wilson
George E. Carey as George Maxwell
Anne Bellamy as Edith Maxwell
Kathy Williams as Julie Freeman
Sheri Jackson as Joan Maxwell
Ruth Noonan as Doris Winkler
Wymer was only in three movies, and for a short while was a dancer on
the TV series, "Malibu U.". This movie was her second to last
Williams did quite a bit of acting from 1968-1972, but she just wasn't
that good in this movie.
Jackson was in four movies, all in 1969, and this was her last role.
- This was
the only role for Ruth Noonan.
- George E.
Carey and Anne Bellamy have enjoyed long acting careers and many
The Dallas Connection (1994)-
say, most movies called "sexploitation" are usually from the
late 1960s-1970s. However, in the 1980s and 90s, the proud
tradition of sexploitation was continued and updated by Andy Sidaris
and, for this movie, son Christian Drew Sidaris. Director father
Andy started the L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies series of soft-core, B-movie
action spectaculars. This film is sometimes thought of as a
L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies entry but, in reality, it isn't. True, this
has many of the same women from the earlier films, but they all play
Why do most sexploitation movies have to be scripted
and acted so badly? I know these movies aren't supposed to have a
"My Dinner With Andre" kind of intelligence, but they can at least look
like they were written by someone older than 12. The women are
gorgeous, and since this is a skin flick, they do a good job.
Heroine Samantha Maxx (played by Samantha Phillips) IS arousing, and
enticing. 6'1" raven-haired beauty Julie Strain (as villainess
Black Widow) is sexy as ever. Julie K. Smith, the short, but
extremely busty blonde is something spectacular (she plays bad girl
Cobra). Wendy Hamilton is another pleasant surprise as
brunette baddie Scorpion (we find out later she's not as bad as she
This movie is dumb, but it's good as a T&A
flick. That's all it was really meant to be. If that's
alright for you, it's worth watching. I, myself, prefer some kind
of cool story to go along with it to explain the nudity.
Otherwise, the makers can just go ahead and make it a full-on porn
film. I'm not that much of a letch. I like sex WITH a good
story and some passable acting.
The Horrors of Spider Island (1960)-
that tries to pass itself off as a horror
movie, and fails at both. This movie is pretty bad, but at least
the girls are hot. However, the best-looking girl, Helga Franck,
is the one that shows the least skin! What the heck! Alex
D'Arcy and Helga Franck act well enough for the material given to them,
but the large part of the movie's acting is terrible. The dubbing
is a bit too obvious, and the "effects" were not even good for that
time. Plus, the movie just kind of drags along, without much
horror or sexuality. It's a missed opportunity. Just a few
little additions would have made this more watchable. I recommend
it if you're only paying one or two dollars for the DVD and you have
some spare time, but nothing more.
Alexander D'Arcy as Gary Webster [credited as Alex d'Arcy]
Helga Franck as Georgia
Harald Maresch as Joe [credited as Temple Foster]
Rainer Brandt as Bobby [credited as Allen Turner]
Barbara Valentin as Babs [credited as Barbara Valentine]
Elfie Wagner as Linda [credited as Donna Ulsike]
Dorothee Parker as Gladys [credited as Norma Townes]
Helga Neuner as Ann
Eva Schauland as Millie
Gerry Sammer as May
Helma Vandenberg as Kate [credited as Helma van den Berg]
Walter Faber as Mike Blackwood
Robert Raglan as Radio Man [uncredited]
Director- Fritz Bottger [credited as Jaime Nolan]
Writers- Fritz Bottger, Eldon Howard, Albert G. Miller.
- Body in the Web [US]
- A Corpse Hangs in the Web [International; actual
- Ein Toter hing im Netz [West Germany; actual
- Girls of Spider Island [US; video title]
- It's Hot in Paradise [US]
- The Spider's Web [US]
- This movie is a West Germany/Yugoslavia joint
production. It was filmed in Nicola, Yugoslavia.
- Although made in 1960, this film was not released
in America until 1962. At that point, it still had its nude
scenes and was released as "It's Hot in Paradise" as an adults-only
movie. Three years later, in 1965, this movie was trimmed of all
its nudity and passed off as a horror/sci-fi movie called "The Horrors
of Spider Island". Although a better title, it was not wise to
take the nudity out of it, as this movie gives us little else to watch.
- This movie offers us little in eroticism, but
there's one good catfight between Babs and Millie (Barbara Valentin and
Eva Schauland, respectively).
- Although the promotion for this movie makes it
sound like a lot of people get killed (i.e. a "slasher" flick), there
are few people that actually die. The professor that is found in
the web died offscreen by a large spider. Linda is killed by the
spider-man Gary Webster. Bobby is killed by spider-Gary, but
Gladys merely walks off a cliff while avoiding the monster. Gary,
himself, is killed when he is led into a quicksand pit. In truth,
Gary as the spider-monster killed only two people in this movie.
Only five people were killed off in this movie.
- Barbara Valentin got a rather large build-up for
this movie, although her character was of maybe fifth importance.
This movie claims to "introduce" her, but she previously starred in the
German movie, "Die Nackte und der Satan" in 1959. This was
actually her second film.
- This is the only credit, film or otherwise, for
Elfie Wagner (Linda).
- Helga Franck (Georgia) was only 29 years old when
she died in 1963. She fell from a 5th floor apartment when she
was trying to get some fresh air, tripped, and fell out the
window. A true shame, as she looked great, seemed to be a
competent actress, and acted in only six films.
- Of all the girls in this film, Barbara Valentin
became the most accomplished in film. She is called the "German
Jayne Mansfield". Although straight, she is an icon of the gay
community. She died of a stroke at age 61 in 2002. Since
the 1980s she had been an advocate for the fight against HIV and even
lived with rock star Freddie Mercury.
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)-
William Smith is the hero. Anitra Ford is the villainess.
Victoria Vetri is the love interest to Smith and beautiful,
damsel-in-distress. I like William Smith. There aren't too
many actors who do equally well at hero and villain parts, but Smith is
one of them. Men are being "loved" to death by murderous
women. William Smith, a government inspector, comes to
investigate. Anitra Ford, as far as we know, is some sort of
alien; a hybrid between human and queen bee. She has the
technology to turn human women into bee-like sexual predators.
The only thing we never know is the motivation behind this killing
spree. This movie has an excellent cast, and it's one of the few
times I think nudity is as legitimate in a film as it is fun. You
can't really have a movie like this without nudity, believe it or
not. The premise of the movie is interesting enough, but it seems
like the writer got too bored to explain the background of Anitra
Ford's character, or give us a reason for why this was all going
on. What did the Bee Girls hope to accomplish? Still, this
is an entertaining, watchable movie and I hope it gets a remake with a
more elaborate script. Special mention must go to Victoria
Vetri, who I find most impressive in character and figure.
(1998)- So bad. Ridiculously bad,
even under the auspices that it's a T&A flick. It's another
Andy Sidaris-directed film. The story is bad, and the acting is
bad. At least the women look hot, and the movie is
well-filmed. Those are the good points. All the women are
great, but Carrie Westcott as blonde Sophia seems to be the standout in
this movie. What's this movie all about? I doubt if the
filmmakers even know. Main idea: A bunch of chesty babes
called L.E.T.H.A.L. Force goes after bad guys. That's about
it. Also starring Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith, Shae Marks, and
Ava Cardell. One of the two creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles, Kevin Eastman, has a part as good guy Harry The Cat.
He's the real-life husband of Julie Strain.
(1937)- Lona Andre plays heroine Dona
Lee. This is an early prototype of what would become, thirty-some
years later, the "sexploitation" film. At this time, movies like
this were simply referred to as "exploitation" and usually contained a
moral message about the pitfalls of wreckless sex, marijuana, cocaine
abuse, and other "not nice" things. Here, the subject is just
prostitution. There are also moments of lesbian-ism. For
the time period, this movie was extremely avant-garde. Today,
it's just bizarre. It's weird to see people in an old-time movie
speak so bluntly about, not just sex, but prostitution...even
"lezzies". It's made with what we would call today a PG
sensibility, but at the time, if they had ratings, this probably
would've been called XXX+. They really couldn't show skin,
because it was tough enough to get these movies played in
theaters. I found this movie dumb and nearly unwatchable by bad
acting, lazy writing, and near uneventfulness, but it had a good enough
plot idea. A crooked businessman and his female partner use a
beauty salon as a front to recruit women as prostitutes for the man's
Weekend With the Babysitter (1970)-
is a sequel-that-isn't to the earlier film, "The Babysitter"
(1969). The only connections are: 1. The babysitter is named
Candy Wilson; 2. George E. Carey plays the male lead; and 3. The story
is about an older married man having an affair with his
babysitter. That's it. That's not to say this is a bad
film. On the contrary, it's pretty good and, in a lot of ways,
better than the original.
The character of Candy Wilson not only changed
actresses, but looks. In the original film, Candy was a
blonde. In this movie, Candy has reddish-brown hair. Susan
Romen is attractive as Candy, but she doesn't have a lot of
expression. She wasn't a terrible actress; she just needed to
loosen up. I think Ms. Romen could have been a better actress in
time. Sadly, this was the first of only two movies in an
all-too-short career, and her only lead.
Jim Carlton is a middle-aged movie director that's
lost his direction. His current movie script about the younger
generation, is doomed to failure for lack of understanding young
people. What's worse, his marriage is falling apart. Mona
Carlton (Luanne Roberts) is an attractive, thirty-something redhead
that ruined her acting career and developed a nasty drug habit.
Mona's bigger problem lies within the fact that she is forced to run
heroin for her drug dealer in Jim's boat!
Meanwhile, Jim thinks Mona is on a short weekend
vacation to visit her mother. While Mona's away, the Jim will
play! To get a better understanding of young hipsters for his
movie, Candy takes Jim out to all the hot spots. Jim befriends
the likes of A.K., Snitch, and Mary Mary, while getting closer to
Candy. Jim and Candy soon have a wild affair. The next few
days, Jim learns about the marijuana culture and motocross
racing. He soon realizes, however, that he loves his wife and
that this affair cannot continue. Once Jim realizes Mona is in
danger, he goes off to her rescue with the help of Candy and her hippie
biker friends. Mona is saved, the bad guys are busted, and Jim
reunites with his wife. Happy ending time!
Like the earlier, "The Babysitter" (1969), both
movies have their advantages and disadvantages. However, I do
believe "Weekend With the Babysitter" is probably the better movie of
"Weekend With the Babysitter" Advantages:
film. I can't help it; sex looks better in color.
better production values. This movie was filmed very open with a
lot of activity. Planes, boats, motorcycles...this is the kind of
stuff that makes a movie.
better cast. With the exception of Ms. Romen, the whole cast was
pretty talented and likable. Even Ms. Romen was likable; acting
just wasn't her "thang".
defined characters. The first movie was basically the husband,
wife, and Candy; it didn't much believe in supporting characters.
This movie had a wider selection of interesting characters. A.K.
and Snitch are awesome! The bad guy drug dealers are cool.
There were a lot of interesting people to follow.
film score. In the first movie, we pretty much heard the "Candy"
theme over and over with some cheap jam music tossed in. This
movie had a wider selection of music.
women. In the first movie, Patricia Wymer was okay. Ruth
Noonan had a few things going for her (wink, wink). The
rest? Eh. In this movie, Susan Romen was pretty darn
attractive. Luann Roberts was way hot! Gloria Roberts is
tall, blonde, and big-chested. Annik Borel is also pretty
story. Things connect better in this film without a lot of loose
"Weekend With the Babysitter" Disadvantages:
- The sex
scenes could have been better. Things are more implied than they
are shown. I don't believe movies need nudity, but if a movie is
going to have nudity, it needs to "show" it. You see flashes of
flesh, and that's about it. The first movie gave us longer
glances of the girls.
George E. Carey as Jim Carlton
Susan Romen as Candy Wilson
Luanne Roberts as Mona Carlton
Bob Bernard as A.K.
Steve Vinovich as Snitch
Gloria Hill as Mary Mary
James Almanzer as Rich Harris
Anthony Victor as Sancho
Guy Edwards as Leon
James E. McLarty as Smitty
movie, like the first, also has a character named Doris. In
addition, both characters are lesbians. Doris Winkler, in the
first movie, is a full-on lesbian as far as we know, while the Doris in
this movie is a bisexual. Both were blondes.
- This is
Susan Romen's first of two movies, and the only one in which she is a
lead. She has a small part in "Dinah East" (1970), another
Vinovich has enjoyed the longest acting success of anyone in the cast.
Roberts had a pretty decent career playing sexy babes from 1969-1977.
Hill was quite a beauty, but only worked in bit parts from
1969-1971. She usually played tall, hot babes, but in her next
film, "Bigfoot" (1970), she played a female Bigfoot!
- This was
the last work for Guy Edwards, who only acted from 1968-1970. He
passed away in 1986.
Bernard, who was awesome in this movie as A.K., acted from 1963-1974 in
only a handful of low-budget movies and TV shows.
- James E.
McLarty was in both "Babysitter" movies. He played Inkie the
biker in the first movie, and Smitty the boatman in this movie.
He only acted from 1963-1971 in a handful of low-budget movies.
Victor was another guy that didn't work much; only in four shows from
Hunt (1973)- I thought this movie was SO going to stink
until I actually watched it. First off, I don't like the idea of
"human hunting", an idea that's been overplayed in movies (especially
in the 1990s decade). Second, I never like seeing women get
killed in shows...certainly not good-looking women. I was really
quite surprised by this movie. It's one of the many
made-in-the-Phillippines, American sexploitation flicks that came out
of the 70s. Surprisingly, this is probably more of an action
movie than a sexploitation movie. The action sequences are done
very well, even by today's standards. Yes, there is some female
nudity to give the audience cheap thrills, but that's not the only
thing the movie has going for it. This movie tells us something
we need to know. Slavery was alive and well in the 1970s, as it
is today. Some people in undeveloped countries DO prey on women
for sex slaves. In addition, there are some people who like to
kill other people for sport. This movie simply puts those two
terrible vices together.
John Ashley plays Tony, one of the kidnappers who
decides to turn on his boss and free the current female
prisoners. The story is very plain and simple and doesn't try to
do anything that time, talent, or budget won't allow. As a matter
of fact, the film movies very quickly. Because of its fast pace,
there is no such thing as character development, although the
personalities of some of the characters are quite entertaining.
Ashley's character doesn't really have much of a personality beyond the
fact that he's a reformed bad guy. He does a decent job of
acting, though. Sid Haig, as Silas, is probably the coolest man
of the cast. He's totally into the abduction and demeaning of
women, and has the best sense of humor about it. He's a funny,
wise-cracking a**hole! Silas is a bad guy, but he still has some
scruples. He doesn't like to physically "hurt" the women, just
humiliate them, and he's still kind of a buddy to Tony, even after he's
turned. Silas doesn't, however, like Karp. Ken Metcalfe has
an interesting, even cool character in Karp despite the fact that he's
a total weirdo. Karp is easily the most violent of the three
kidnappers, and he hates women. The wacky, red-haired hippie dude
pretends that he's attracted to women, but it becomes pretty obvious to
us that he's a homosexual. Silas' hatred of the "queenie" Karp is
what ultimately leads to his end when Karp shoots him in the
stomach. For some particular reason, Karp targets McGee (played
by Pat Woodell).
Pat Woodell did a good job as McGee, the leader of
the kidnapped girls. She has short hair in this movie, which is
unusual to see. She also bares her breasts which is another
unusual (although welcome) sight. Pat actually gives good
delivery of her lines, which is not common to most sexploitation
movies. The most quotable line is what she says to a Japanese
businessman putting the make on her: "Why don't you take a running
backflip and go f*** yourself." Charlene Jones as the black girl,
Billie, was another cool character. She just had a good
personality, and she was convincing. Laurie Rose as strawberry
blonde, Lori, was cute, but she wasn't the most believable. I
liked her in the movie, though. She didn't act terrible, but she
doesn't really "wow" us with her words. Where McGee was targeted
by Karp, and Billie was desired by Silas, Lori was pursued by
Magda. Lisa Todd, best known as one of the "Hee Haw" girls,
played bisexual beauty, Magda. Lisa is almost always drop-dead
gorgeous in her film and TV appearances. In this movie, she was
made up to look a bit strange. Her character was strange, so it
worked. Magda was the henchwoman/lover of ultimate villain
Spyros, played by Eddie Garcia. She was the overseer of the
kidnapped girls; their keeper. Magda loves girls as much as she
loves Spyros; and she was really
fond of Lori. Luscious Lori is nearly molested by the powerful
Magda twice! Lisa Todd, as Magda, still looks good, but in an
offbeat way. Her hair is way big and she wears dark clothes with
boobs pushed up-and-out to high heaven! Kind of like an evil
version of Elvira!
The plot of this movie is not at all intricate, but
there still IS one. It's a simple little 81-minute movie for guys
that like TNA and shoot-em-up action. That's about it.
There's nothing too involved. I thought this movie was going to
be a lot sleazier than it was. Most low-budget sexploitation
movies of this period ARE a lot sleazier. Heck, a lot of
mainstream action movies today are sleazier than this. Don't pay
too much attention to what egghead critics tell you. This is a
fun little movie if you like the content. The filming and editing
isn't the best, but you have to take that with films of this
sort. It's still very watchable.
Everyone in the movie gets killed off except Tony
(John Ashley) and Lori (Laurie Rose).
John Ashley as Tony
Pat Woodell as McGee
Charlene Jones as Billie
Laurie Rose as Lori
Lisa Todd as Magda
Sid Haig as Silas
Ken Metcalfe as Karp
Eddie Garcia as Spyros
Alona Alegre as Sam
Ashley and Pat Woodell get top billing in the cast. Although John
Ashley is the "hero" of the picture, Pat Woodell's second-billing
doesn't make much sense. Yes, she's the leader of the kidnapped
girls, but she really isn't the "leading lady" of the movie. Nor
is she the love interest of the hero. Laurie Rose would have been
the more accurate choice for second-billing. Pat Woodell,
however, was one of the better-known names in the cast at the time,
which explains why her name was up high in the list.
Rose is a longtime, professional belly dancer. Although her
acting career started in 1972, she's had a much longer-lasting career
in film and television than co-stars Charlene Jones, Lisa Todd, or Pat
Woodell who, at that time, been acting for several years.
Ironically, Lisa Todd and Pat Woodell are the women from this cast
best-known to film fans.
movie was filmed and set in the Phillippines.