A nihilistic high
school girl gang - with fetishes for Hitler, Iggy and the Stooges,
Jesus, self-flagellation and John Wayne - wreak feminist havoc on
bad men. Mostly they are attacking and killing the males because they
hate all men. However, one of these victims is a rapist who assaulted
a member of their own crew (a girl named Dorothea). But in the movie's
final moments, Dorothea admits she wasn't raped at all, rather...
she had simply passed out. But it doesn't matter at all. Anther character
tells her: "It was a beautiful experience." Bottomline,
they would've killed him anyway. Dorothea's rape, whether it happened
or not, wasn't a cause for their behavior. It's just an opportunity.
The whole thing is narrated by Detective Morton [Phillip Silverstein,
pic above center] who says stuff like: "When the material and
creative forces of women become corrupted by brutality of the everyday
world, a force of incredible violence is unleashed."
rare Grindhouse ode to radical feminism is a lone film directed by
Meredith Lucas. Underground newspapers (like New York's East
Village Other) reported "Lucas accumulated a large amount
of debt while filming, wasn't able to secure distribution for the
film and couldn't make any of the money back. She committed suicide
when she was 35 year old." More recent sources, claim that was
all fabrication. Meredith Lucas is really Michael Lucas, a young entrepreneur
who owned a book store in Greenwich Village. Regardless, it is the
only cinematic effort from either Ms or Mr Lucas.
Most all of the
people connected to this Grade-Z project never continued on the screen.
Dale Soules and Jo Ann Wyman are the only exceptions. Ms Soules (the
teacher here) moved to television work and eventually found a home
on Orange is the New Black as Frieda Berlin; Jo Ann
Wyman (playing crew member Flea Brain) turned up as an investigative
journalist for the TV series Mythbusters in 2002.
American 'Underground' film in English;
fully uncut (73 min)
widescreen format, DVDs encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.
For Adult Audiences