Women in Revolt (1971)
“Men – I hate men! You – I hate you!”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… while Woodlawn mostly writhes around uncontrollably like an animal in heat, lashing out in lust at just about everyone around her.
Candy Darling is the most relatively appealing and intriguing — though she’s ultimately not interested in much more than breaking through as an actor and impersonating Kim Novak (which she’s reasonably good at).
While I’ll admit to getting weirdly caught up in the shenanigans of the protagonists in Morrissey’s earlier Flesh (1968) and Trash (1970), the appeal of this one eludes me completely.
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Not must-see. [HALF-PASS]
I actually tried with this one at least twice – and bailed. Warhol-related flicks often seem to gain immediate cult status, becoming ‘must-sees’ for cult enthusiasts. But the truth is film fanatics would only ‘benefit’ (if that is the word) from a choice few: things like ‘Flesh for Frankenstein’, ‘Blood for Dracula’, ‘Bad’.
There is a certain ‘runner-up’ status that includes titles like ‘Heat’ and ‘Flesh’ – but they’re rather forgettable. Then there’s the plain-old garbage – things like ‘Chelsea Girls’ and, well… ‘WIR’.