Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is a 1970 American satirical musical melodrama film starring Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, Phyllis Davis, John LaZar, Michael Blodgett, and David Gurian. The film was directed by Russ Meyer and screenwritten by Roger Ebert from a story by Ebert and Meyer.
Three young women—Kelly MacNamara, Casey Anderson, and Petronella "Pet" Danforth—perform in a rock band, the Kelly Affair, managed by Harris Allsworth, Kelly's boyfriend. The four travel to Los Angeles to find Kelly's estranged aunt, Susan Lake, heiress to a family fortune. After Susan promises Kelly a third of her inheritance, Porter Hall, her sleazy financial advisor, discredits Kelly as a "hippie" to dissuade Susan from dividing the fortune he secretly wants to embezzle.
|author||Roger Ebert Russ Meyer|
|keywords||alarm clock carrie nation civil ceremony drug use estrange fashion designer financial advisor gigolo hippie kill law student lose male prostitution meet cute one-night stand phone call porn star prize fighter psychedelic drug record producer rock band rock producer strawberry alarm clock svengali tour wed wound young women|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||lgbt-related melodrama musical comedy parody psychedelic satirical sexploitation|