Studio: Gourmet Video
Starring: Candy Samples , Uschi Digart , Linda York , Deborah McGuire
, Richard Dillon
God Is A Female! “Do unto the male chauvinist pigs as they have done unto you!” shrieks Ms. Fulla Bull, the gnome-like leader of a militant group of Female Chauvinists and a dead ringer for Betty Friedan, one of the founders of what used to be called the Women’s Lib movement. Ms. Bull, however, is far more radical than Ms. Friedan ever was, and while protesting in Hollywood, she attracts the attention of Cecil, a creepy photographer, who gets an idea. “I want to expose them for the dirty bunch of lesbians they really are.” he tells Boopsie (the breast-heavy Roxanne Brewer who probably would’ve been a burlesque superstar if she’d been born a bit earlier). Boopsie promptly enrolls in Ms. Bull’s training camp, which also includes such new recruits as Debbie McGuire (one of the few black stars of sexploitation), Eve Orlon (billed here as Sunny Boyd), Linda York (star of The Love Garden), Miss Candy Samples (the dirtiest grandma in the world), and the dramatically contoured Uschi Digart as Pussy, a die-hard dyke in love with her galpal Lucy (“Lucy likes Pussy”, get it?)
Sure enough, there’s plenty of lesbian action in the camp — almost all of which involves Uschi (“It may be a dog-eat-dog world out there, but it’s a pussy-eat-pussy world down here!”) — but there are also classes on the vagina and male supremacy as well as group masturbation with Dr. Pepper bottles.
By pretending to be deaf and dumb, Boopsie’s boyfriend Vince also infiltrates the compound and is hired as a handyman and clandestine stud until Ms. Bull learns of him (“We have found a serpent in our Garden of Eden!”). Though a “castration ceremony” is scheduled, the gals decide instead to spare and “study” him by keeping Vince in a stable where he’s forced to service each girl at a time…
We’re also treated to Uschi and Roxanne doing a steamy girl-girl scene, a surreal dream scene in which Uschi and a bunch of girls rob a “sperm bank” in the middle of the woods, and, shockingly, Ms. Bull even getting into the action by stripping off her clothes and diving on Vince — a moment in celluloid history that will absolutely scar everyone who views it.
And then there’s hardcore — most of it spliced in from other films. The market for simulated sexploitation was virtually dead by 1975, and it wasn’t uncommon for producers to transform a soft-core relic into hardcore porn with the addition of inserts. Which is what happened with Female Chauvinists, although the inserts are, for the most part, well enough integrated that it probably fooled most of its audience. One the other hand, the original version wasn’t entirely soft-core in the first place and crossed the line with some masturbation scenes (note Debbie and the bottle), as well as some oral sex which is somewhat obscured by the camera but definitely not faked. In fact, part of the perverse pleasure here is trying to determine if the active genitalia do or do not really belong to the people on the screen. Ah the joys of studying film….From a 35mm “God-is-a-Female!” print.