Directed by: Joseph P. Mawra
Stars: Joel Holt, Marlene Eck, June Roberts
Also known as: Caged Girls
Description: This exploitation classic purports to expose the secrets of the 1960s lesbian underworld.
For what it is “chained girls” is one of the best cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. This is the perfect companion/foil to the film “Before Stonewall.” Rarely has a movie made me laugh so hard and so deeply. It could just be that it’s a girl/girl thing, but there’s something about seeing these stereo-types so sloppily portrayed. Really this film is a treat if you are in the right frame of mind and/or watching it with someone who truly has a firm grasp of irony. Invite some friends over, grab a bottle of wine and enjoy. One serious note though, this flick will actually make you respect the old-timers for the horrible misconceptions they had to face on a day to day basis. So not only do you get a truly ironic delight, but you get a moral as well. Again, I can’t stress enough, watch this only when you’re in an appropriate frame of mind–that alone will make the difference between whether you’ll laugh or weep! Girl/Girl.