Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Working Girls (1974)

Director: Stephanie Rothman

Starring: Sarah Kennedy, Laurie Rose, Mark Thomas, Lynne Guthrie, Ken Del Conte, Solomon Sturges, Eugene Elman, Mary Beth Hughes, Lou Tiano, Cassandra Peterson, Bob Schott

More info: IMDb

Tagline: They'll do anything for money!

Plot: Honey comes to Los Angeles to seek her new lifestyle, but is flat broke. She gets a place to stay with Denise and Jill. Honey has hard luck finding a job, but eventually gets hired by a millionaire to just talk to him. Denise falls in love with a guitar player Honey brings home, but there's something shady going on with him. Jill works at the local strip bar as a waitress, and the manager has new plans for her. Soon the girls get thrown into danger by the illegal activities of the men they love, and must find a way to solve the problem.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No, but you can bet your sweet ass I'll watch Cassandra Peterson's routine a few more times!!!

This is a MUST SEE but I'll get to the reason why in a moment.  Sarah Kennedy plays the lead, Honey.  Her high pitched voice (and attitude) is so annoying that you'll want to ram pencils into your ear canals within seconds.  OK, I get it, the girl can't help it.  I can dig it.  But Honey gets a job working for a gazillionaire who hires her just to talk to him!!!  The fuck?  OK, let's cut to the goods.  Here's the only reason why you need to see this...

Cassandra "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" Peterson does a strip routine that lasts for 4 minutes, the last half being topless and working those cans like there's no tomorrow.  She's amazing!  She's near the top of my list of actresses that need to have my babies.  Hubba hubba!!!  Yeah, there's a story somewhere that jumps all over the place and stuff (other girls get naked, too).  Setting aside being a pig for a moment (which is really hard right now, you know, considering it's Elvira and all), even though the story doesn't have a cohesive narrative (you follow the girls but it's no particular girl's story and it bounces all over the place), it's very watchable.  Honey will annoy the bejesus out of and the laughs are few but all of that doesn't matter because...

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