Sexploitation

“Deep down inside, you’re dirty. Do you hear me, dirty? You’re damaged goods, and this is a fire sale.” These vile sentences shouted out by modeling agency owner Mr. Lang (Lawrence Aberwood) during the heated climax of Herschell Gordon Lewis’s 1963 nudie-cutie Scum of the Earth reflect not only the understandable fear felt by naïve model Kim (Allison Louise Downe) who is begging the depraved Mr. Lang for her naked pictures, but also the real life fear of being exposed against your will. Exploitation films of any era depict society’s underbelly, offering viewers a voyeuristic look at a frightening world. Just like with horror, these films show truly discomforting subject through a lens of entertainment. The exploitation films of the 1960s toyed with taboos and boundaries in a way never seen in films before or since. With the evolution of cinema road shows and drive-ins, teens and adults had more freedom when it came to viewing films out of the reach of the slowly imploding Hays Code. This was the time of gore, sex, drugs, and unabashed pleasure in film. The country was coming out of the Cold War and heading straight for Vietnam. This was the time for society reflection, and filmmakers were more than happy to give violence-hungry audiences something to chew on.

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Every day, come rain or shine or internet tubes breaking, Film School Rejects showcases a trailer from the past. There’s no doubt that today’s post title echoes the best line uttered by Angel Tompkins in the entire movie. This flick has everything hilariously backward. From 1974, it tries to be subversive by featuring a teacher seducing a student, but the student is out of high school, already 18, and the teacher is only 28. A little bit wrong, sure. But shocking? Not really. Fortunately, this gem is one step up from porn-level plot writing, and the trailer should make the day of every cougar out there and the entire New Zealand police force. Now here’s a movie that demands a remake…. Think you know what it is? Check the trailer out for yourself:

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Every day, come rain or shine or internet tubes breaking, Film School Rejects showcases a trailer from the past. This trailer is about a girl who went all the way. Just in time for the day after Valentine’s Day, it has a special message for anyone who thinks sex is something that can’t lead to pregnancy. I can’t tell what’s better – using sexy shots in order to tell kids not to have sex, the montage of car horns honking for no reason or the sort of interested Brooklyn-accented narrator. It’s nine months of trouble! Thanks, 1967! Also, stay tuned after the movie for a lesson on how to use your bodies! Bring your children! Think you know what it is? Check the trailer out for yourself:

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Hello 80s, Goodbye 3D

With the clear dawn of a new decade, we say goodbye to a once-great innovation that’s been reduced to a scummy fad. R.I.P. 3D.

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FemaleDirectorList

Remember all of those movies you love to sit around watching and loving and talking about? Some of them were directed by women. You didn’t even know that. Did you, you chauvinist pig?

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