Sassy Sue (2001) from Tuna
Sassy Sue (1972) is a near hard-core
produced by the legendary Harry Novak, the "King of Sleaze." He
produced 18 of these films in several genres, this being the naive
dumb hillbilly genre. While he was a contemporary of the great
exploitation film makers, he took the nudity, and simulated sex
farther. There was never any need for a "square reel" of nudist
footage after one of his films, as he had plenty of full frontal
nudity, both male and female.
|Sassy Sue takes place on a
farm The father sells moonshine and gasoline, added by his rather
backward son. Ma is a corncob smoking fat woman who is only there for
comic relief. Pa wants junior to develop an interest in girls, and to
marry him off, but Pa samples all of the prospects, and junior is in
love with their cow, Sassy Sue, anyway.
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There are 4 women who show breasts
and buns in this film, and three of the four show bush and near gyno
shots as well. Three of them have virtually no credits at IMDB,
although they probably saw a lot of work in loops and underground
films. They are:
- Sandy Carey - all three B's
- Karen Cooknell - breasts and buns
- Talie Cockrane - all three B's.
- The 4th woman, Sharon Kelly,
looked very familiar, although I didn't know her name. Turns out
that she made 60 films between 1970 and 1989, including hard core,
soft core, and exploitation, under both Sharon Kelly and Colleen
Brennan. Her films include two of the Ilsa films, Alice Goodbody, A
Scream in the Streets, Taboo 3 and 5 and Vanessa: Maid In Manhattan.
Some of you will recognize her flaming red hair (both above and
below the belt, and her huge breasts. She even has some basic acting
skills, although her roles seldom call for them. I will be doing
several of her films over the next few weeks, as she is one of the
few exploitation actresses who deserves to be remembered. Also, I am
a sucker for bright red pubes.
||Were it not for the fact that the hard
core market was launched the same year with Deep Throat, Novak would
probably not have been able to go as far as he did. Not only are his
films explicit, but they manage quite a bit of sexual energy, despite
the cornball plots. The market for this type of film was adult
night at the drive-in, and it was intended for couples.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: not enough IMDb voters to
produce a score
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+. As this is soft core, I am
unable to award more than a C+, but it is a must own for
real fans of this vintage material. As a matter of fact, it is
worth seeing for Sharon Kelly alone.
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