BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL
Wednesday, June 8
Directed by Doris Wishman
Bad Girls Go To Hell (1965) Assaulted by her building super, Bostonite Gigi Darlene kills him, then flees to NYC, where other sexual situations and a dream sequence ensue, en route to a twist ending. Wishman’s move from nudie movies to soft core. 35mm. Approx. 71 mins.
“Forerunner of the feminist exploitation genre. With sharp editing and a startlingly tactile sense of texture, her most obvious counterpart is the more widely lauded Russ Meyer.”
– L.A. Times
“THE FEMALE ED WOOD! Nonsensical editing choices, including cutaways to paintings and ashtrays, overdubbed dialogue, gratuitous violence and nudity, and the exploitation of innocent women aplenty, a Doris Wishman film is titillating, odd, and endearing at the same time. WISHMAN’S FILMS EXIST ON THEIR OWN TERMS!”
– Alison Nastasi, Flavorwire