Cheerleaders, The (1973)

Cheerleaders, The (1973)

“Mom! Dad! I made the team!”

Synopsis:
A virginal teen (Stephanie Fondue) with a ho-hum boyfriend (Jonathan Jacobs) is thrilled to join her school’s squad of promiscuous cheerleaders — Claudia (Denise Dillaway), Bonnie (Jovita Bush), Debbie (Brandy Woods), Suzie (Clair Dia), and Patty (Kimberly Hyde) — who will stop at nothing to help their team win the game, and who are determined to help Fondue lose her virginity.

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Cheerleaders
  • Comedy
  • Football
  • Virginity

Review:
Peary lists many questionable titles in his GFTFF, including numerous hardcore and softcore flicks that should be considered with caution. With that said, I’ll quickly note that this “Camp Classic” — beloved by men-of-a-certain-age who remember it fondly from their youth — is actually a terribly acted but competently filmed piece of softcore p*** that, as noted in Grindhouse Film’s podcast review, “promotes unprotected teenage sexual activities and rape”. These cheerleaders are so over-the-top in every way that it’s impossible to take them or their antics seriously — but certain scenes are still deeply disturbing in their implication that nubile young women are eagerly awaiting any and every opportunity to “get it on”.

Redeeming Qualities and Moments:

  • Some creative sets

Must See?
Nope. If you’re nostalgic for this kind of flick, you know who you are already. Listed as a Camp Classic in the back of Peary’s book.

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