Tuesday, December 6, 2011

She-Freak: Terrible Movies #227

As a documentary, She-Freak does a fine job showing the raising of the big top and the tear-down of the show, but it does a lousy job as a movie. Here's the plot: Upwardly mobile gold-digging former waitress becomes a carny and gets her comeuppance. The film features interesting footage of a carnival in the late '60s; there's the Tilt-a-Whirl, the Scrambler, a little burlesque, and the Sideshow. Sadly, there's also a dragging plot, 13 pages of script, bad acting, jazz instead of dialogue, and looped carnival sounds. Then it ends after blatantly ripping off Tod Browning. It's both fascinating and dreadful. I watched it on Youtube. Here's a trailer:

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