Girl On a Motorcycle / Naked Under Leather (1968)
“Sometimes it’s an instinct to fly; I’m not going to feel guilty.”
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Rebecca’s boredom with her husband and fantasies about Delon are standard “liberated woman” fare, but with the twist of watching her experience true freedom on the road through learning to ride, and then taking off on her own.
This is probably the “best” female biker flick I’ve seen so far — which is drawing from a limited and low-quality pool, but speaks to the power of seeing an independent woman making her way across cities and countryside without being molested by thugs.
Otherwise, however, this one is strictly for diehard Cardiff fans (and yes, the cinematography is lovely).
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