Chastity (1969)

Chastity (1969)

“Let’s do it my way; we’ll do it your way some other time.”

As Chastity (Cher) hitchhikes her way across the country and into Mexico, she encounters a kind college student (Steve Whittaker), a naive young whorehouse visitor (Tom Nolan), and a predatory lesbian madam (Barbara London).

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Cher Films
  • Road Trip
  • Strong Females

Sonny Bono and Cher’s follow-up to their debut feature, Good Times (1967), was this self-financed flop which put the couple in debt. They wanted to connect with younger audiences through Cher’s portrayal of a beautiful hippie living life on her own terms — and to her credit, Cher’s Chastity is remarkably self-sufficient.

However, everything else about this turkey — including the script (Chastity talks to herself, a lot) and the acting — simply stinks; the final scene is especially cringe-worthy. Be forewarned.

Note: As DVD Savant posits, the director “Alessio de Paola” was likely Bono himself.

Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments:
Not much.

Must See?
No; you can most certainly skip this one unless you happen to be a Cher completist. Listed as a Sleeper in the back of Peary’s book.


One thought on “Chastity (1969)

  1. Yeah, skip it, it’s pretty bad. But that opening sequence is kind of hilarious: Run, Cher, Run! 😉

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