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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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.
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.
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.
Er, the acting was shocking wasn't it?.Legs Akimbo touring company has done better. On one hand the "chicks" are mere playthings to be used by the men, or militant knife wielding bitches in a foul mood.
And I use the word men ever so loosely.
Not for me you dig, loved the opening song tho.
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.
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.
Terrible acting, casual rape, unlikeable characters, black Moaists going all Mad Max in the 'hood. Now I've seen everything. It was never boring, I'll give it that.
So, basicaly Tarantino stole a character and made it his own in Kill Bill so calls it an influence.
2.5 as the soundtrack was spot on.
I don't know why I find this so compelling. The violence speaks to me: possibly the most exciting thing I have seen. Some absolutely brilliant moments. The "casualness" of the rape that kicks things off and the complexity of how that plays out in the main characters is an unusual portrayal of the harsh reality and unspoken ambiguity of the place of girls and women in society dominated by men.