Hillbilly Exploitation! “See How They Love!” In Flaming Hillbilly Color! Early Sexploitation Madness!

ARE YOU “LOVE STARVED AND EAGER TO LEARN…?”

Talk about a “come on”…the poster for the film “Forbidden Flesh” isn’t exactly subtle…and check out the line at the bottom of the poster:


“AS SEEN FROM A HAYLOFT IN THE HILLS!”

That’s right, it’s time for some more classic sexploitation films to share with you…this time, highlight “hillbilly exploitation” – that is, if you have:


A BLAST OF DESIRE!

I’ve posted about this genre of film many times before, but it continues to fascinate me…I mean, COME ON, you might as well have sold tickets in every high school boy’s locker room!!


VIOLENCE! LIQUOR! SEX!

How can you argue with “violence, liquor and sex?” Sexploitation films were, and in some cases still are, independently produced, low-budget films generally associated with the 1960s, and are, as explained by wikipedia – “serving largely as a vehicle for the exhibition of non-explicit sexual situations and gratuitous nudity.”

Enter The 42nd Street Grindhouse!

These movies were usually shown in urban grindhouse theatres, seedy dumps that showed movies all day and night, “grinding them out” to an audience seeking cheap thrills. They were also a staple of drive-ins, where carloads of boys could see things their parents never wanted them to see…such as:

shotgun-wedding-movie-poster-1965-1020199007


Child Brides In The Ozarks!

OK then, this is one crazy genre of film! Don’t worry, the “child brides” are clearly of legal age – but int he days of early exploitation, this was racy stuff!

“See How They Live! See How They Love!”

Well, I just might take you up on that! How can you misunderstand the intent of this movie? I mean, “Shotgun Wedding” is the title after all!

And it’s in “Flaming Hillbilly Color!”

“Flaming Hillbilly Color!” What’s NOT to love? In an era of “Hillbilly Handfishing” and “Honey Boo Boo’s family situation, there seems to be a Hillbilly revival!

“Uneasy Summer”…will be remembered next Summer!!

I love this tagline: “The NOW picture for TODAY’S generation!” Whatever it took to promise more than was EVER delivered…and no topic was off limits:


“He Passed For White – And They Loved It!”

Not even sure what taboo topic they are addressing, but I better show up on time to find out….note the special warning that no one – BUT NO ONE – can be admitted after the picture starts!


“Fly Me” Indeed!

And check out this effort – an expose of the swinging life of a Stewardess!

“This Airline Serves Three Wild Dishes!”

This movie arrived later in the sexploitation cycle, because they needed to tease “see Stewardess battle Kung Fu killers!” It’s funny that they folded in some “chop-socky exploitation” to draw in the gullible. In the early days, the message was simple and DIRECT: if you grew up too fast, got in with the wrong crowd, there was only one result for you:


“Living Fast, Dying Young!”

As you can see, it’s all about taking a “much-too-dangerous” walk on the wild side, with the ultimate consequence!

So check out some of my other posts about this genre, when films like “Mantis In Lace” and “The Cheerleaders” entertained audiences in every sleazy theater in America – yes, get ready to get “loved to death!”



Categories: 70's Cinema, Action Films, Books / Media, British Cinema, Comedy Movies, documentary films, Exploitation films, Film Noir, Grindhouse, London, Movies, Obscure Movies, Revenge Movies, Sexploitation Movies, Talent/Celebrities, Travel Memoir

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

7 replies

Trackbacks

  1. Spring Breakers! Pop Culture Phenom! Sexploitation Or A Faster Pussycat! | johnrieber
  2. “Forbidden Flesh!” “Hillbilly Love!” Campy Exploitation Classics! « JR-Sploitation!
  3. Sexy Nurses! Naked Candy Stripers! Maniac Nurses! Exploitation Classics With Candy Stripes! | johnrieber
  4. Gator Bait! “Country Lovin’”! Hillbilly Brides! Sex! Action! Missing Teeth! “Hicksploitation” Lives! | johnrieber
  5. A 42nd Street “Grindhouse” Tour Of New York! Seven Sexploitation Classics That Turned Times Square “Down And Dirty”! – johnrieber
  6. Terrific “American Grindhouse” Documentary Celebrates “Violence! Liquor! Sex!” Classic Cult Cinema! – johnrieber
  7. A 42nd Street “Grindhouse” Tour! Seven Sexploitation Classics That Turned Times Square “Down And Dirty”! – JR-Sploitation!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

transatlantic | notes

exploring the news & events that connect us all

A Teacher's Reflections

Thirty Years of Wonder

Tanooki Homemade Cafe

Yummy Homemade Food Recipes to Make You Smile:)

I'm Sick and So Are You

Observations on life with a rare disease

GreenDreams

Exploring sustainable options, minimalism, and gardening.

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Pete Springer

Passionate Teacher and Future Children's Author

Bonjour From Brittany

Celebrating what makes Brittany unique

BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES

Follow us as we follow the road

CarpeDiemEire

Travel Through Ireland and Europe

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV

Wheelescapades

Tea, Tours and Escapades

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Photography. Films. History. Books. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt with Rebecca Moon Ruark

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

emmakwall (explains it all)

Film & soundtrack reviews, good humour and lists

johnrieber

Burgers, Books, Music, Movies, Offbeat Adventures & Pop Culture!

vinnieh

Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

%d bloggers like this: