Supervixens (1975)

Supervixens (1975)

“Not ready, with my beautiful body? You’ve gotta lot of nerve, buster!”

A gas station attendant (Charles Pitts) called back home by his sexually aggressive girlfriend Supervixen (Shari Eubank) ends up in a domestic violence brawl that’s broken up by a psychopathic cop (Charles Napier). When Napier is sexually humiliated by Supervixen, he kills her and Pitts flees, knowing he’ll be blamed for the murder. During his “road trip”, Pitts is relentlessly seduced and harrassed by busty females who won’t take no for an answer — until he finally meets and falls in love with a kind cafe owner named SuperAngel (also Shari Eubank); but Napier is not yet done torturing Pitts and Eubank…

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Falsely Accused
  • Femmes Fatales
  • Police
  • Psychopaths
  • Russ Meyer Films

Russ Meyer’s return to a more independent style of “adult entertainment” after Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) resulted in a reiteration of his key preoccupations — busty, sexually voracious, emasculating dames and uber-violent, insecure men — but kicked up a notch, with an early bathtub murder scene especially graphic and misogynistic. It’s somewhat humorous seeing how “poor” Pitts simply can’t catch a break when it comes to horny women (he really is a basically good guy), and Napier seems to be delighting in the devilish extremes he’s allowed to go to with his Bad Cop Extraordinaire. (It’s interesting knowing that Meyer’s absentee dad was a policeman…) The notion of casting Eubank in dual roles works nicely; she does a decent acting job, and one wonders why she left the industry after starring in just one more Meyer flick. The violent ending hearkens back to Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (1968), Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969), and BTVOTD — albeit with a (literally) cartoonish twist.

Redeeming Qualities and Moments:

  • Charles Napier’s unhinged performance as Harry Sledge

  • Shari Eubank as SuperVixen and SuperAngel

Must See?
No, though of course it’s must-see for Meyer fans.


One thought on “Supervixens (1975)

  1. First viewing. Skip it.

    Yikes! In most cases with a Meyer flick, expectations are low. But this labored, haphazard mess is (disturbing; that bathroom murder – ick! and) disturbingly long. Dumb junk – even though Meyer tries to ‘lighten up’ (well, yes and then unfortunately / stupidly no) in the latter part; that doesn’t mean it gets any better.

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