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Mandingo

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.

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by Anonymousreply 68Last Sunday at 8:03 PM

Jerk off material for years.

by Anonymousreply 104/07/2021

Besides the scandalous smutty stuff, it has some powerful scenes.

by Anonymousreply 204/07/2021

What are James Mason and Susan George doing in this?

by Anonymousreply 304/07/2021

A guy I used to see at SPLASH NYC ca. 1996 kind of looked like Perry King.

by Anonymousreply 404/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 504/07/2021

A Mandingo ate my baby!

by Anonymousreply 604/07/2021

I thought that was a straight pornstar

by Anonymousreply 704/07/2021

R3 Poor James appeared in a lot of trash because his ex-wife took him to the cleaners and bled him dry.

by Anonymousreply 804/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 904/07/2021

I would've headed straight to the balcony, and it would have changed my life

by Anonymousreply 1004/07/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 1104/07/2021

The scene where Ken Norton fucks Susan George is for the books.

by Anonymousreply 1204/07/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1304/07/2021

I wonder if they asked Ali to do this film before Ken Norton.

by Anonymousreply 14Last 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 Anonymousreply 15Last 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 Anonymousreply 16Last 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 Anonymousreply 17Last 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 Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 12:57 PM

Whens the remake happening?

by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 3:06 PM

Didn't Miss Warwick already make this same film about six years earlier?

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by Anonymousreply 20Last Thursday at 3:08 PM

Jonathan Rosenbaum, another major film critic, also really liked the movie.

by Anonymousreply 21Last 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 Anonymousreply 22Last Thursday at 3:46 PM

I should do a remake as the sexy vixen slave now that I own my sexuality and beauty.

by Anonymousreply 23Last 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 Anonymousreply 24Last Thursday at 8:11 PM

R18 and R24 But you do see his perfect bubble ass.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 3:39 PM

Let us also lift a glass to the sequel "Drum"

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 3:44 PM

I do Mandika

by Anonymousreply 27Last 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 Anonymousreply 28Last 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 Anonymousreply 29Last Saturday at 5:52 PM

I wanted Ken Norton to fuck Perry King so bad.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Saturday at 6:19 PM

If anyone wants to see a really fucked up 70s movie about slavery, watch 'Goodbye Uncle Tom.'

by Anonymousreply 31Last 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 Anonymousreply 32Last Saturday at 6:40 PM

Martika should be canceled, too, while we're at it.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Saturday at 7:59 PM

I thought 1990 already did that for us, R33.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Saturday at 8:18 PM

Where can I see this?!?

by Anonymousreply 35Last Saturday at 8:28 PM

OMG I think it’s on Amazon Prime

by Anonymousreply 36Last Saturday at 8:31 PM

Mr. Bentley from The Jefferson’s is in this. LMAO

by Anonymousreply 37Last Saturday at 8:35 PM

Mandingo's got my baby!

by Anonymousreply 38Last Saturday at 8:36 PM

Susan George dated Andy Gibb that lucky bitch

by Anonymousreply 39Last 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 Anonymousreply 40Last 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 Anonymousreply 41Last Sunday at 9:18 AM

R38 - He got R6's baby, too.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Sunday at 9:25 AM

Been there done that, hussy!

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by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 10:04 AM

Why are they wearing 70’s plaids in that movie Slaves?

by Anonymousreply 44Last Sunday at 12:50 PM

My mom lives this movie! Quotes it! Had it on VHS. So crazy and campy.

by Anonymousreply 45Last 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 Anonymousreply 46Last 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 Anonymousreply 47Last 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 Anonymousreply 48Last 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 Anonymousreply 49Last Sunday at 1:55 PM

I have a signed copy of Mandingo signed by Ken Norton stashed away somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 50Last 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 Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 2:02 PM

you have a signed copy signed?

by Anonymousreply 52Last 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 Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 2:43 PM

Daddy!

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by Anonymousreply 54Last 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 Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 2:46 PM

r8 you are right, James Mason said he took the part for money for his alimony payments.

by Anonymousreply 56Last 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 Anonymousreply 57Last 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 Anonymousreply 58Last 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 Anonymousreply 59Last 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 Anonymousreply 60Last 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 Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 3:45 PM

r59 was it Sharon Gless who said that? I'm guessing.

by Anonymousreply 62Last 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 Anonymousreply 63Last Sunday at 4:22 PM

It WAS Sharon Gless, thank you. As for Bruce Boxleitner he did plenty for me in specific parts.

by Anonymousreply 64Last 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 Anonymousreply 65Last 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 Anonymousreply 66Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 67Last Sunday at 7:57 PM
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by Anonymousreply 68Last Sunday at 8:03 PM
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