Yum-Yum Girls, The (1976)

Yum-Yum Girls, The (1976)

“They’re not interested in our minds, you know.”

An aspiring model (Michelle Daw) comes to New York in hopes of making it big, but finds that things aren’t as easy as she anticipated.

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Aspiring Stars
  • Models
  • New York City

Response to Peary’s Review:
After warning us that “your reputation’s on the line if you admit to having seen a film with” a title like this, Peary notes that “this R-rated exploitation film” is “relatively tame as far as the sex goes”, and adds that “most of the memorable moments are comedic, featuring an array of funny actresses auditioning or making stupid commercials”.

He points out that “Daw is sympathetic” as a “young model-actress… who must play the ‘game’ in order to get ahead in New York”, and that while the film is “nothing special” it “could have been worse”.

However, it will surely be hard for modern viewers to stomach the rampant sexual harassment and manipulation Daw must endure (one date actually tells her angrily that she “shouldn’t have eaten the hamburger” he foisted on her if she wasn’t willing to sleep with him later); and the endless clips of brainless beauties fumbling their lines simply adds insult to injury.

Redeeming Qualities and Moments:

  • Not much.

Must See?
No; feel free to skip this one.


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