The Females, 1970 - ★★★

The Females, 1970 - ★★★

.::Scavenger Hunt #14 May 2016 - Film #10::.

"What do you want me to believe that i'm hallucinating! I'm crazy!" - Eve (Uschi Glas)

Vibrantly colourful'n'funky, bizarro nonsense. Imagine a Euro Russ Meyer film crossed with the batshit insanity of The Prisoner, only with a transparent feminist agenda tacked on. This kinda film was likely in vogue back in the early 70's. I'm sure you'll see its cheesy bra burning scene show up in an history lesson sooner or later.

Its thin plot follows Eve, played by the amazingly doll looking Uschi Glas. Shes a stressed-out secretary seeking relaxation in a strange remote female only health clinic. Only the longer she stays the less relaxed she becomes, and her fragile mental state starts to resemble an Alice in Wonderland-like fantasy world. But is she going crazy or is Dr. Barbra really making a village of stupid men.

My first ever film by maverick Czech director Zbynek Brynych was certainly an eye opening experience (I'll definitely try find O'Happy Day and Angels with Burnt Wings). On a pure eye candy and uniqueness level its worth hunting out especially if your an entomology student, but the film on the whole, especially its plot are totally forgettable. The women on show are fine but exploitation wise theres 100's of films that deserve seeking out before this.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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