Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sandra: The Making of a Woman (1970)

Director: Gary Graver

Writers: Gary Graver, Robert Aiken

Starring: Monica Gayle, Jean Clark, Uschi Digard, Crack Laird, Darryl Largo, Bobbie Martin, Ronald Mowry, James Ritter, Bobbie Seasons, Keel Smythe, Desiree Trayle, Raymond Zona, Edward Blessington, James Lemp, John Vincent

More info: IMDb

Tagline: How does an 18 year old girl become a 19 year old woman?

Plot: Sandra, a teenager who lives in the countryside, is brutally abused by her neurotic and alcoholic father. After his death, Sandra goes to San Francisco to experience the free love.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

#24 on the Uschi Digard Needs to Have My Babies Project

Why should you watch this?  Monica Gayle's SMOKIN' HOT body, that's why.  If you're inclined to watch these vintage exploitation pictures then this one delivers the nudie goods.  The story is OK but, like most pictures in the softcore market, it doesn't need much of one.  The camera moves around a little and the music hints that there's a movie built around all of the sexy time so it's not a stale and static as some of these low budget pictures were.  Knockout boobs aside, my favorite moment was when Sandra (Gayle) was walking around San Francisco and she stops at the Castro Theater to watch a French film.  In the brief time I spent there, I went to the Castro many times.  I LOVE that theater sooooooo much.  Every night was a double bill of old movies.  It was an amazing experience.

So how about the Uschi?  She's in it but barely.  She's a door to door sales lady selling beauty products.  She starts to seduce Sandra, undressing her and then herself.  Seconds after she unleashes her glorious jungle drums, Sandra's dude of the moment shows up, freaks the fuck out that she's with a woman and orders them both to leave and to never return.  Clearly this guy has mental problems because anyone with any hormones is going to start dancing a jig at the sight of their gal getting it on with Uschi.  This movie is not realistic at all.  I want my money back.

That scene took me out of the picture and I never made it back in.  After that I just couldn't take it seriously anymore.  Jokes aside, it's an OK movie with two, make that four wonderful assets.  It's not as salacious as a lot of these exploitation pictures are which means it's going for something more erotic, sensuous and a little more mainstream acceptable and artistic...but it's still, at heart, an excuse to show naked chicks.

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