Has this pulpy 1975 movie been permanently cancelled? Gay, Marxist and Freudian, film critic Robin Wood, called it thee greatest movie about race ever made in Hollywood! He was kind of a prick, though. Most critics dismissed it as racist trash even then. I stay up late and snuck into the family room to watch it on HBO, with a 2 hour boner.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Sunday at 8:03 PM|
Jerk off material for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/07/2021|
Besides the scandalous smutty stuff, it has some powerful scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/07/2021|
What are James Mason and Susan George doing in this?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||04/07/2021|
A guy I used to see at SPLASH NYC ca. 1996 kind of looked like Perry King.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/07/2021|
Perry King always blamed that gay movie he made for his career stall, but I bet this didn't do much for him, either
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/07/2021|
A Mandingo ate my baby!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/07/2021|
I thought that was a straight pornstar
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/07/2021|
R3 Poor James appeared in a lot of trash because his ex-wife took him to the cleaners and bled him dry.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/07/2021|
Shamelessly chewing the scenery, R3.
I also snuck my way into this when I was 12. It was playing at an old grindhouse downtown on a late-night triple bill with Mahogany and Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. There were all kinds of characters lurking about. I was fascinated and scared as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/07/2021|
I would've headed straight to the balcony, and it would have changed my life
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/07/2021|
I remember Ken Norton appeared on some talk show with Shelley Winters as one of the other guests, and she became infatuated with him, touching his face and telling him how handsome he was. She acted horrified when she discovered that he was a boxer, and he was risking his beautiful face every time he stepped into the ring.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/07/2021|
The scene where Ken Norton fucks Susan George is for the books.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/07/2021|
That sex scene between Ken Norton and Susan George is scorching hot, despite his near total lack of acting ability. She acts enough for both of them in that scene, and his body and face are gorgeous beyond belief. The sexual tension in the seduction is through the roof, and George gives a VERY realistic portrayal of the guttural moans and cries that a sex-starved white woman would let out when finally f#**ked by a slave with a REALLY big d@!k. Fun fact: George said later that, because Norton had no prior acting experience, he couldn't really control himself and got hard during the scene :-)
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/07/2021|
I wonder if they asked Ali to do this film before Ken Norton.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Thursday at 6:33 AM|
I volunteered at a nursing home during my teens. All the little old ladies loved Mandingo. And this was in the 1990s! There was a paperback they passed around like it was Flowers In The Attic or Forever by Judy Blume.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Thursday at 6:41 AM|
[quote]I wonder if they asked Ali to do this film before Ken Norton.
Apparently, the person they sought for the role before it went to Norton was......O.J.!!! But (obviously) he turned it down, I think because he didn't want to play that kind of role in that kind of movie. CAN YOU IMAGINE how MANDINGO would play for an audience today if he had starred in it?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Thursday at 6:53 AM|
[quote] Perry King always blamed that gay movie he made for his career stall, but I bet this didn't do much for him, either
The movie was about a gay man marrying a lesbian. That honestly sounds more offensive than this.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Thursday at 7:05 AM|
Was Norton nude in it? I remember Perry King was. Early penis shot in film history I'd guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Thursday at 12:57 PM|
Whens the remake happening?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Thursday at 3:06 PM|
Didn't Miss Warwick already make this same film about six years earlier?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Thursday at 3:08 PM|
Jonathan Rosenbaum, another major film critic, also really liked the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Thursday at 3:41 PM|
Mandingo is a very enjoyable movie, well made and highly entertaining. A potboiler for sure, but a fun one. Its sequel, Drum, has some moments, but has a lot of deadly dull stretches in between. Both films have very talented casts.
Slaves, the Dionne Warwick film, is surprisingly good and far less leeringly melodramatic. Warwick gave a very good performance. It's worth seeking out.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Thursday at 3:46 PM|
I should do a remake as the sexy vixen slave now that I own my sexuality and beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Thursday at 8:05 PM|
R18, alas, there is no full frontal nudity of Ken Norton in MANDINGO. The character is supposed to be hung huge, and perhaps Ken didn't quite measure up? Or maybe it was just due to the unfortunate circumstance that dick is so rarely shown in mainstream movies, especially not back in the '70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Thursday at 8:11 PM|
R18 and R24 But you do see his perfect bubble ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Friday at 3:39 PM|
Let us also lift a glass to the sequel "Drum"
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Friday at 3:44 PM|
I do Mandika
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Friday at 3:45 PM|
“A short time later, Blanche announces she is pregnant, but when the baby is born, it is clear the child is a mulatto.”
This is why we asked about the color of Harry and Meghan’s baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Friday at 4:05 PM|
Thank you, R20 and others. I would now insist my movie would have to be called "The S Word," of course. And it would end with me singing on a riverboat. But I do not judge those who prefer "Mandingo" or "Drum" or "Mandingo Drum."
I did hear that Diane wanted to do one of these but got all upset and walked out when she thought they wanted her to do a remake called "Ruts."
She hated people knowing she needed hearing aids.
And she is a bitch, of course. But you know that.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Saturday at 5:52 PM|
I wanted Ken Norton to fuck Perry King so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Saturday at 6:19 PM|
If anyone wants to see a really fucked up 70s movie about slavery, watch 'Goodbye Uncle Tom.'
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Saturday at 6:20 PM|
Mandingo is a very faithful depiction of slavery at its most horrible. Telling a story set in a breeding plantation where the other white folks despise its fabulously wealthy owners, the movie shows both the racism and misogyny of the old South. My favorite part is the realistic rendering of the interiors of the main house. A dimly lit place, as they all were at that time, evoking the moral bankruptcy of its decrepit owners.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Saturday at 6:40 PM|
Martika should be canceled, too, while we're at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Saturday at 7:59 PM|
I thought 1990 already did that for us, R33.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Saturday at 8:18 PM|
Where can I see this?!?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Saturday at 8:28 PM|
OMG I think it’s on Amazon Prime
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Saturday at 8:31 PM|
Mr. Bentley from The Jefferson’s is in this. LMAO
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Saturday at 8:35 PM|
Mandingo's got my baby!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Saturday at 8:36 PM|
Susan George dated Andy Gibb that lucky bitch
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Saturday at 9:35 PM|
Judging from the poster, i thought it was going to be a sexy 70s Gone with the wind, boy was i in for a shock!
Slave starlets, hung bucks, Perry King’s penis, Susan George playing Neely O’Hara, it’s all too good.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Sunday at 8:44 AM|
Go ahead and hate me but I have had a lifelong obsession with black men because of watching this as a gayling.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Sunday at 9:18 AM|
R38 - He got R6's baby, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Sunday at 9:25 AM|
Been there done that, hussy!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Sunday at 10:04 AM|
Why are they wearing 70’s plaids in that movie Slaves?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Sunday at 12:50 PM|
My mom lives this movie! Quotes it! Had it on VHS. So crazy and campy.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Sunday at 1:07 PM|
I've never seen Perry King's face look so rounded, he looks a bit heavier in this movie than usual. So he loved the black slave and not his wife because she wasn't a virgin. Shame!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Sunday at 1:20 PM|
Sometime in the 70s Perry King came into the restaurant I was working at as a busboy. My little gayling self did not quite understand why the man at table 12 made me feel so funny and rather lightheaded. It was a sunny day and he was sitting in the window and the light really brought his features out.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Sunday at 1:47 PM|
I fell in love with Perry watching the miniseries The Last Convertible. So many crush worthy men in that when I was 12.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Sunday at 1:49 PM|
R13, assuming you're gay, how would you know what "VERY realistic portrayal" of a heterosexual sex is? Like porn, which has no relation to reality? And actors with experience get hard-ons during movie scenes too, getting one or not getting one is not a matter of acting experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Sunday at 1:55 PM|
I have a signed copy of Mandingo signed by Ken Norton stashed away somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Sunday at 1:57 PM|
[quote]I have a signed copy of Mandingo signed by Ken Norton stashed away somewhere.
It would be prominently displayed on your fireplace mantel if it weren't for all the cumstains.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Sunday at 2:02 PM|
you have a signed copy signed?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Sunday at 2:39 PM|
"This here's Lucretia Borgia. She gimme titty milk" was one of our catch phrases in college. I don't remember if it was from Drum or Mandingo though.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Sunday at 2:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Sunday at 2:44 PM|
For years my friend and I would say "Slipped her sucker" whenever the topic of miscarriages or abortion came up.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Sunday at 2:46 PM|
r8 you are right, James Mason said he took the part for money for his alimony payments.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Sunday at 3:02 PM|
As a boy I recall seeing the original soft book cover by a cashier stand and being quite shocked and confused It showed a woman with a bloodied breast and a man holding a bloodied long knife or sword
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Sunday at 3:08 PM|
My 13 year old sister received this book from our grandma. Sister spent her teens and early twenties chasing BBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Sunday at 3:10 PM|
The Last Convertible! I love you R48 -- it is an amazing book and all these years later I still try to put it in peoples' hands.
Who was it who wanted another drink, held up her glass, and said, "Be a local hero?" We still say that in my family.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Sunday at 3:35 PM|
[quote]Assuming you're gay, how would you know what "VERY realistic portrayal" of a heterosexual sex is? [sic]
I find that to be a stupid question, so I'll decline to answer it.
[quote]And actors with experience get hard-ons during movie scenes too [sic], getting one or not getting one is not a matter of acting experience.
I'm just quoting Susan George on the subject. Whether you agree or not, I think she was saying that trained actors would likely be able to control themselves, focus on the technical aspects of the scene, and therefore avoid getting erections during sex scenes. I'm sure that doesn't mean that no real actor ever got hard during a sex scene throughout all of film history.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Sunday at 3:39 PM|
Smooches r59. It's been decades since I read the book/saw the miniseries. I want to read the book again, going to check my local library online. I remembered I really liked Bruce Boxleitner in the miniseries, he never did much for me in other parts but he played a really sympathetic character in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Sunday at 3:45 PM|
r59 was it Sharon Gless who said that? I'm guessing.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Sunday at 3:53 PM|
Ken Norton was beautiful.
I have never heard about the Dionne movie, Slave! I watched the trailer on you tube and it looks TERRIBLE!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Sunday at 4:22 PM|
It WAS Sharon Gless, thank you. As for Bruce Boxleitner he did plenty for me in specific parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Sunday at 4:39 PM|
>> Assuming you're gay, how would you know what "VERY realistic portrayal" of a heterosexual sex is?
I find that to be a stupid question, so I'll decline to answer it.
FIGURES. File under iignoramus.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Sunday at 4:44 PM|
I am the OP. Its fun to realize I was not the only white gayling titillated and rocked by this torrid movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Sunday at 4:47 PM|
File R65 under nasty bitch. The question I decclined to answer was, in fact, a stupid one.
Moving on, here's a particularly entertaining clip from MANDINGO.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Sunday at 7:57 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Sunday at 8:03 PM|