The film follows the exploits of Maggie the quiet kind who more or less keeps to herself. Her life takes an interesting turn when she’s hanging out at a hamburger stand one night and an all-girl gang called The Dagger Debs shows up.
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Exuberant, wicked teenage trash! Tarantino could only dream of being this good. Director Jack Hill's credits include: Coffy, Foxy Brown, Spider Baby, and many more terrific pictures. This ridiculous high school exploitation film is surprisingly entertaining and the outfits/hairstyles PURE 1975!
Considered to be Tarantino's favorite from Hill (next to COFFY) as well thanks to him for rescuing this little cult gem, it's what I call a teen-gang picture with attitude because its nihilism & relationship of these bad girls (plus boys) have. Neat little cast with killer dialogue and some classic showdown scenes that still kicks ass today, I'd call it a true classic in the exploitation cinema - Go watch this now!
This is another great feminist picture from the great Jack Hill who was deemed by Quentin Tarantino as the Howard Hawks of exploitation films. He didn't really make any films after this and that is a damn shame.
Some fun exploitation complete with bad acting even if its a little light on the smut. Ronnie Lee was cute but her Sarah Silverman baby doll voice added to the comedy. The shootout towards the end was like a deranged western. Actually, this whole movie felt like it was in some twisted miniscule low-budget fun otherworld. Switchblade Sisters is just a pile of dumb fun.
It talks about youth rebellion, civil rights movements and sex abuse in a casual and original approach. It takes gang flicks to another level, without losing the "cheap" and light aspect of this kind of genre. A one of a kind.
Bloody brilliant, love the shirts. Ponciest male gangs I've ever seen, the black communist girl gang is so cool. Reminded me of an episode of the Monkees for some reason. Passes the Bechdel test with flying colours! Makes you see how badly Tarantino fails.
Donut takes a lot of shit through this whole film, especially from whiny (and eventually mostly irritating) Lace. The best acting job comes from Joanne Nail, who gets a brutal character arc leading to a great final scene. This near feminist version of The Warriors is let down by some average cinematography and a lack of guts in the violence.