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Bad, bad movies that you can watch over and over again

Inspired by the annual Lucy Mame threads. If you want to tell us why you think the movie is so bad, please share.

by Anonymousreply 2368 hours ago

Well DUH


by Anonymousreply 104/29/2021

Mommie Dearest

another DUH

by Anonymousreply 204/29/2021

Female Trouble


by Anonymousreply 304/29/2021

Jumpin' Jack Flash

by Anonymousreply 404/29/2021

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

The Great Outdoors

by Anonymousreply 504/29/2021

Sophie's Choice

Kramer vs Kramer

The Iron Lady

by Anonymousreply 604/29/2021

Mannequin 1 and 2

by Anonymousreply 704/29/2021

Battlefield Earth

by Anonymousreply 804/29/2021

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold - the first Cleopatra Jones movie is an okay blaxploitation movie (with DL fave Shelley Winters chewing scenery like it was the Autumn Harvest option at the salad buffet), but the second one, set in Hong Kong, mixes the blaxploitation and kung fu genres (and probably a fair bit of cocaine) into a hot mess...that I adore!

by Anonymousreply 904/29/2021

Andy Warhol's *Bad*

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by Anonymousreply 1104/29/2021

Black Widow

by Anonymousreply 1204/29/2021

Grease 2, Porky's, Dreamgirls

by Anonymousreply 1304/29/2021

Starship Troopers Fascism can be fun and you can kill bugs too!

by Anonymousreply 1404/29/2021

Beautiful, the one with Minnie Driver, and Larry Crowne.

by Anonymousreply 1504/29/2021

Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. I thought Tanya Roberts was very sweet in this. Monotone performance, but very campy.

by Anonymousreply 1604/29/2021

Friday the 13th - any of them.

by Anonymousreply 1704/29/2021

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

An absolute atrocity of cinema. You’ve heard of the monkeys on typewriters who eventually write Hamlet? This was one of their rejected scripts. Completely incompetent and even offensively bad directorial choices. Character names are random Beatles songs. The ending is a total cheat. And there’s a random chorus of the title song by as many C list (and a few B list) celebrities.

But Aerosmith does a great cover of “Come Together”.

by Anonymousreply 1804/29/2021

R18 One day I might actually watch the movie. I heard it was terrible, but I did love a few songs from the soundtrack (EWF's Got To Get You Into My Life)

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by Anonymousreply 1904/29/2021

An oldie but a goodie: Queen of Outer Space (1958). Perhaps Zsazsa Gabor's GREATEST film, and that's saying a LOT. "I HATE zat Qveen!!"

by Anonymousreply 2004/29/2021

"The Party Crashers" a 1958 gem starring Bobby Driscoll, Connie Stevens, Frances Farmer, and Mark Damon as Twig.

Lots of teen angst and parental guilt.

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by Anonymousreply 2104/29/2021

Murder On The Cape

Terrible acting, terrible script and just awfully pathetic in its ridiculously comedic attempt to be a drama. The movie was inspired by a woman's murder that happened on Cape Cod several years ago.

Before watching it, buy plenty of popcorn and invite your friends over for a good long laugh, all while you wonder how a such an awfully produced movie ever made it past the screening room.

by Anonymousreply 2204/29/2021

Triple bill of bad classic science fiction.

From Hell It Came

Invasion of the Saucer Men

It Conquered the World (used by Elvira in her Mistress of the dark movie)

by Anonymousreply 2304/29/2021

I don't think I would ever watch any of these again, but it's fun to see aging divas playing aging harpies.

Two Weeks in Another Town, Claire Trevor.

An American Dream, Eleanor Parker.

See How He Runs, Angie Dickinson. (tv movie)

by Anonymousreply 2404/29/2021

Beautician and The Beast


Fright Night II


by Anonymousreply 2504/29/2021

Identity Thief

Fright Night (original 80s)

by Anonymousreply 2604/29/2021

Naked Lunch is a film I will probably refuse to ever watch again, but it's one that has visuals I will never forget. It does have a cult following so some people do watch it over and over.

by Anonymousreply 2704/29/2021

Any Two Coreys movie, but especially DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (1989, the first one—yes, there were two of these things).

The aesthetics are a riot, the quotes are weird and catchy, the characters are nonsensical and lurid, nothing makes sense in the plot, but it’s all so much angsty crazy weirdness and goofy fun. If my high-school experience had been like this, it might actually have been memorable and a good time. Both Coreys were screamingly high and dick-addled making it, which adds to the overtone of wild insanity.

Even today, I can quote this movie forward and backward. It’s like comfort food for me—I know it’s childish, lacks nutritional health benefits, and will probably give me a cavity or brain rot, but I don’t care cuz I love it that much. It just makes me smile fondly and cackle like a hyena rewatching it, though no doubt it’s killing brain cells. Somehow, I never get bored of it, though I’m not the type who often rewatches movies. I even use it as a litmus test on new friends, to see if they have the same appreciation for trashy 80s pop culture as me.

And Corey Haim’s character, the comedic sidekick called Dinger, is my spirit animal. He broke his leg for real while shooting so his character actually wears a cast and limps, plus he got his girlfriend of the time cast in the movie against the wishes of the director. Apparently in 2020 one of Dinger’s quotes became a TikTok meme (I don’t use TT so I wouldn’t know).

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by Anonymousreply 2804/29/2021

The Room. I'd love to attend a midnight viewing of that film.

by Anonymousreply 2904/29/2021

Harvest Home

by Anonymousreply 3004/29/2021

SUPERGIRL. For reasons well known to me.

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by Anonymousreply 3104/29/2021

sex and the city 1/2

by Anonymousreply 3204/29/2021

Sleepaway Camp II and Sleepaway Camp III

Angela Baker, the angel of death, only kills the bad campers, see? So it’s a morality tale.

by Anonymousreply 3304/29/2021

The Apple. One of the weirdest and campiest musicals of all time.

by Anonymousreply 3404/29/2021

Since "The Apple" was mentioned, I'll bring up two other movie musicals. "Lost Horizon" (which I love, but some people call it "Schloshed Horizon") and "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?"

Joan Collins wanting some chalk with her cheese has to be seen to be believed.

by Anonymousreply 3504/29/2021

Staying Alive always entertains.

by Anonymousreply 3604/29/2021

Return of the Living Dead

by Anonymousreply 3704/29/2021

Outrageous Fortune ("Nine years of ballet, ASSHOLE!")

Night of the Comet ("Muffy? Stupid dog!")

Reform School Girls ("Seems like Charlie and Edna have an understanding? Yeah - Charlie's under and Edna's standing!")

by Anonymousreply 3804/29/2021

Jess Franco's demented masterpiece Kill Me Monster.

by Anonymousreply 3904/29/2021

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

"How's your head?" "Well nobody's ever complained!"

"I was an innocent onlicker."

by Anonymousreply 4004/29/2021

"Cherry 2000". Makes no sense, cheap fucking costumes, bad hair and trashy sets. Love it.

"The Eyes of Laura Mars", watch for the scene of Faye running in 6 inch disco heels transform into huge white running shoes.

by Anonymousreply 4104/29/2021

Spice World, Who’s that Girl. Both were so good, I rewound them (vhs) & immediately watched a 2nd time.

by Anonymousreply 4204/29/2021

"Lipstick", it's an ugly subject but it's redeemed by the over the top and satisfying ending.

"The Sentinel", makes no sense. Creepy moments and groovy street scenes of NYC in the 70's.

by Anonymousreply 4304/29/2021

Scary Movie 1 and 2 MacGruber Detroit Rocky City

by Anonymousreply 4404/29/2021

That 90's Up All Night Classic, Vice Academy.

by Anonymousreply 4504/29/2021

I wouldn't say that they are bad movies, just over the top. Both of the 1935 and 1965 versions of "She" (who must be obeyed), as well as "Cobra Woman", which should be watched with either version as part of a double bill.

by Anonymousreply 4604/30/2021

Fatal Attraction

The Wife

Hillbilly Elegy

by Anonymousreply 4704/30/2021

"Whore" (1991), starring Theresa Russell, and directed by Ken Russell.

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by Anonymousreply 4804/30/2021

Plan 9 From Outer Space. Filmed in 1956 by Ed Wood on a shoestring budget and not released until 1959. It was Bela Lugosi's last film. It's so bad it's great.

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by Anonymousreply 4904/30/2021

Another Gay Movie

Midnight Madness

by Anonymousreply 5004/30/2021

Queen Bee

Torch Song

Female on the Beach

Written on the Wind

All that Heaven Allows

by Anonymousreply 5104/30/2021

Lady In A Cage

X, Y & Zee, with Elizabeth Taylor as a bitch who would scare Albee's Martha.

by Anonymousreply 5204/30/2021

1) The APPLE!: mainly and only for the gorgeous male star in bulging tight jeans and the homoerotic soft porn scenes like him being a goody two shoes and drugged and then seduced into sex and the song "i'm coming for you!" playing in the background!

2) outrageous fortune: still cracks me up!

3) who's that girl: also hilarious for what it was and of course the shirtless dumb full of cum handsome muscle beefcake stud UPS man "BUCK" character!

4) "can't stop the music"... no explanation needed

5) any sword and sandal movie featuring steve reeves, reg park! "modern" muscle movies like "the barbarians", "he-man" from the 1980s..

6) "Sssssss": with 70's stud Reb Brown in the most homoerotic shower scene (and perhaps the MOST HOMOEROTIC SCENE IN MOVIE HISTORY!) ever..

just a few off the top of my head (no pun intended!)...

by Anonymousreply 5304/30/2021

The Beastmaster and Flash Gordon. Campy 80s schlock.

by Anonymousreply 5404/30/2021

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND. Third and last instalment in the 2000s Fox trilogy, from which Bryan Singer was fired and so Brett Ratner had to take over.

Shiteous is too kind a term, but somehow it is still compelling in its awfulness. Hard to believe greats like Patrick Stewart agreed to star. And yet, it’s still a more entertaining and well-paced movie than any of those more recent MCU additions.

An aggressive makeout scene between a half-naked Pyro & Iceman would have improved matters, but we takes what we can gets.

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by Anonymousreply 5504/30/2021

R43 Lipstick, I just remember Margaux gets raped in the butt and says “You’re killing me!”. Unintentional hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5604/30/2021

The first half of Bert I. Gordon's body of work (both as the movies themselves and being split roasted on MST3K)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

The Mad Room

Burnt Offerings (also Bette Davis' worst performance - and I hate her to begin with)

and last but not least: Abbott & Costello Go to Mars (also a Martin Scorsese guilty pleasure, so I'm in good company)

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by Anonymousreply 5704/30/2021

Though I've probably only watched it once, maybe twice, all the way through, I always stop to watch a couple of scenes of [bold]St. Elmo's Fire[/bold], particularly the outdoor shots in Georgetown (and Adams-Morgan?). The Kirby-Dale Biberman scenes are the only ones I can't sit through. The scenes shot at the U. of Maryland that are supposed to be Georgetown U. make me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 5804/30/2021

Sisters with Margot Kidder, directed by DePalma

by Anonymousreply 5904/30/2021

Ooooh- “Savage Streets” with Linda Blair. It was supposed to be woman revenge trope on men, but it makes absolutely no sense!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 6004/30/2021

Village of the Giants! So terrible and yet so watchable. In honor of Johnny Crawford, RIP.

by Anonymousreply 6104/30/2021

Scream for Help (1984) is an inept so bad it's good slasher that goes from after school special to soft core porn and back again from scene to scene. The lead actress is a dreadful, but cutie Corey Parker is nice to look at as the boyfriend. It may be the worst movie ever made in New Rochelle.

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by Anonymousreply 6204/30/2021

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

by Anonymousreply 6304/30/2021

I watch Beauty Shop starring Queen Latifah at least once a month and I don't even know why any more. It's a ridiculous movie but something about it is completely hypnotic and charming. The pacing is great, it just flies by. It features Alicia Silverstone with a heavy blaccent and urban hairstyles, and Kevin Bacon (in a blonde wig) as a villainous gay German hairdresser. Completely predictable, and doesn't even bother to decide whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama - which I love. Every scene is a weird ride, one of the main plot lines is Latifah's character trying to sell her famous homemade "hair crack" conditioner, and Alfre Woodward shouts Maya Angelou quotes at the rest of the cast for no reason.

Also in the cast are Andie MacDowell (they spend half the movie trying to 'fatten her up', lol), Sherri Shepherd, Alfre Woodard, Djimon Hounsou, Mena Suvari, Della Reese, Octavia Spencer, Sheryl Underwood, and that hot guy Bryce from Groove Theory and the Toni Braxton video. Perhaps it's so enjoyable to watch because you can tell all the actors are having fun.

by Anonymousreply 6404/30/2021

Here is Kevin Bacon as "Jorje" (?), the gay German hairdresser who conspires with the health code authority to shut down Queen Latifah's business. You can imagine how silly it is..

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by Anonymousreply 6504/30/2021

Caligula - Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Mahogany - Mommie Dearest - Excalibur - Hairspray, 1988

by Anonymousreply 6604/30/2021

Center Stage, a bizarre collaboration between erstwhile National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner and Susan Stroman that would somehow not be out of place on the Lifetime Movie Network.

by Anonymousreply 6704/30/2021

Doctor's Wives (1971) A soaper dealing with the marital and sexual problems of the title characters that has some stomach churning close ups of actual surgery footage thrown in the mix. Dyan Cannon's opening line while playing cards with the ladies-'God, I feel horny' and her motto 'An orgasm a day keeps the head shrink away' It includes Janice Rule writhing about in morphine induced lust, Rachel Roberts confessing to a lesbian affair to hubby Gene Hackman, a silly intern played by Kristina Holland who tapes her sexual adventures complete with microphone giving play by play narration 'subject definitely heterosexual' and drunk Cara Williams 'I know why you treat me this way, it's because I never got out of high school!' Must be seen to be believed.

by Anonymousreply 6804/30/2021

Xanadu, Can't Stop The Music

by Anonymousreply 6904/30/2021

Horror of Party Beach — it’s hilariously terrible.

Will Ferrell’s “Land of the Lost” makes me cackle like an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 7004/30/2021

Doctor's Wives - Yes! Janice Rule's outfits the theme song "Costume Ball" by Mama Cass. I'd have to add "The Love Machine" with John Phillip Law to the list.

by Anonymousreply 7104/30/2021

The Happy Ending (1969) Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, Nanette Fabray. Dick Shawn, John Forsythe, Bobby Darin, Tina Louise, Lloyd Bridges

Directed by Richard Brooks it's an elaborately, misconceived mess like 2 of his other films Sweet Bird of Youth and Looking for Mr. Goodbar, but it's a lot more fun. Talented and beautiful Jean Simmons in an Oscar-nominated performance plays an unhappy, alcoholic Denver housewife. The dialog delivered as if it were profound is hilarious.

'If sex were the only thing that really mattered, then the whole world would be run by rabbits!' (Fabray)

'Lucky my mother hated breast feeding or I'd been alcoholic before I could walk' (Jones)

'Look at us! Zombies killing time till we can go home and kill more time' (Louise)

by Anonymousreply 7204/30/2021

Just finishing "Sex and the Single Girl" which features a braying, bad performance by Natalie Wood, and an even worse harpy, somewhat violent performance by Lauren Bacall. I'm including this because I watched it back in the 90's and again about 20 years ago, and finally wrote my review for the IMDb. I definitely won't be watching it a fourth time.

by Anonymousreply 7304/30/2021

The jaw dropping modern catastrophe that is CATS. You can't believe your eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 7404/30/2021

Sex Kittens Go to College with Mamie Van Siren, Martin Milner, John Carradine, Jackie Coogan and Vampira. It's like a deliberate bad movie, obviously made for teens drive-in audiences.

by Anonymousreply 7504/30/2021

R61 Valley of the Giants is a ton of fun. I really love the dancing disco duck.

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by Anonymousreply 7604/30/2021

Xanadu and Grease 2

by Anonymousreply 7704/30/2021

Meant Mamie Van Doren. Google automatically changed it. But it's obvious that the other actors were directed to be hideous so she didn't look so bad.

And it's Village of the Giants. My boo boo as well.

Loving this thread.

by Anonymousreply 7804/30/2021

Some of you have an odd sense of what a "bad, bad movie" actually is.

by Anonymousreply 7904/30/2021

Chalk and cheese indeed!

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by Anonymousreply 8004/30/2021

R40 The Elvira movie was meant to be bad. And it has its amusing spots.

Teenage me laughed like a hyena when she said "Welcome to my big opening!"

by Anonymousreply 8104/30/2021

Brewster McCloud by Robert Altman. I'm convinced all the actors, and Altman, were on drugs. Sally Kellerman included.

by Anonymousreply 8204/30/2021

Sisters is not a bad movie at all, except for Jennifer Salt's performance. The remake with Chloe Sevigny IS bad and not fun to watch either.

I tried to watch Sex Kittens, but couldn't make it past 20 minutes. Painful.

Speaking of Bert I. Gordon, don't forget Picture Mommy Dead with Don Ameche, Martha Hyer, Zsa Zsa, and Gordon's very untalented daughter, who is basically the very poor man's Deborah Walley.

by Anonymousreply 8304/30/2021

Xanadu, definitely. I love the soundtrack as well.

by Anonymousreply 8404/30/2021

Mommie Dearest Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? I didn't bring your breakfast, because you didn't eat your din-din! You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair. But you are , Blanche!

by Anonymousreply 8504/30/2021

R83 I think Susan Gordon was actually quite talented when she was little and assisted in some of Dad's movies and in a Twilight Zone. But she was self-conscious as a teenager and making her the star of PMD wasn't a great idea.

She was a lovely person who died far too young.

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by Anonymousreply 8704/30/2021

Jack Hill's SWITCHBLADE SISTERS is like FASTER, PUSSYCAT, KILL, KILL! set among high school students in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

Totally surreal and fast-moving, it features Robbie Lee (imagine Linda Blair directed by John Waters) as the head of the Dagger Debs gang, whose rival gang (The Crabs) threatens their turf.

The characters have names like Lace, Patch, Muff and Donut, and the movie has a women's prison scene, a machine gun fight, mucho lesbianism, a gang fight on skates at a roller rink, kung fu and lines like "Getchur hands offa me, you FAT PIG DYKE!"

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by Anonymousreply 8804/30/2021

R81... i loved ELVIRA and actually saw it in the theater! it was funny i thought and still do! also helped seeing that big hunk actor Daniel Greene as the dimwitted (dumb and full of cum) but good stud of the small town!.....

"would you like a virgin?" "sure, but can i have a drink first?"!...

by Anonymousreply 8904/30/2021

Two late 60s LSD inspired beauts:

The Big Cube (1969) with Lana Turner as a wealthy widow whose stepdaughter( Karen Mossberg, don't ask) and med student boyfriend (George Chakiris) are spiking her sedatives with LSD. It also features a hilarious Pamela Rodgers.

Otto Preminger's Skidoo (1968) An all star LSD comedy that defies description.

by Anonymousreply 9004/30/2021

How could you people forget Can't Stop the Music?

by Anonymousreply 9104/30/2021

R86 is correct. Susan Gordon is wonderful as Danny Kaye's young daughter in THE FIVE PENNIES. And she played the Margaret O'Brien role in a live TV version of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS.

And she was a lovely person. She left a husband and seven children. Cancer is an awful way to go.

by Anonymousreply 9204/30/2021

[quote] How could you people forget Can't Stop the Music?

How could you miss that it’s been mentioned already at least twice?

by Anonymousreply 9304/30/2021

LIFEFORCE. The gonzo vampire film with the most stunning villainess who's beyond reproach.

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by Anonymousreply 9404/30/2021

[italic]Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 9504/30/2021

Uh, no, r92, Susan Gordon played Natalie Wood's part in MIRACLE ON 34TH ST. I played O'Brien's part in MEET ME IN ST LOUIS.

by Anonymousreply 9604/30/2021

Creation of the Humanoids.......I can't really describe it.....but the men in The Order of Flesh & Blood remind me of Trumpers.....and they are trying get rid of the robots that they call "Clickers."

It's kinda short.....and it features Dudley Manlove from PLAN 9 in a supporting role.....I think he plays a Clicker, but I'm not sure.

by Anonymousreply 9704/30/2021

Thanks, R96, I stand corrected.

by Anonymousreply 9804/30/2021

Sleeping With the Enemy and Double Jeopardy. Most of them don't make a lot of sense when you break them down, but they move so fast that you don't have time to think about the flaws and they end up being a good time.

by Anonymousreply 9904/30/2021

R90 Carol Channing in "Skidoo" looks like big bird in drag.

Speaking of Ms. Channing, here she is with her first "Dolly" replacement, Ginger Rogers, in one of my favorites, "The First Traveling Saleslady", where Carol has a song about what a corset can do for a lady. She gives Clint Eastwood his first screen kiss in this.

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by Anonymousreply 10004/30/2021

The Burbs I love Bruce Dern in this movie. ( I like him in any movie, tbh.)

by Anonymousreply 10104/30/2021

Is Mommie Dearest really a bad movie? It has problems but is it bad? That opening scene in legendary.

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I love it^.

by Anonymousreply 10304/30/2021

2 with Liz, directed by great directors in their dotage

"The Sandpiper." Very expensive, very bad. Liz is a beatnik artist and free spirit in Big Sur--her home-schooled son can recite Chaucer; Dick is a tormented Episcopalian priest, married to Eva Marie Saint; Charles Bronson is a beatnik sculptor. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.

"The Only Game in Town." Liz (a Vegas showgirl) and Warren Beatty. George Stevens' last movie. "It was like trying to tell a joke under water," said Warren.

by Anonymousreply 10404/30/2021

R48 Here. I haven't seen this on the list, so I'm adding it. I used to watch it about once a month, and need to add it back to my rotation. "Superstar" is absolutely ridiculous, but I fucking love every minute of it. And Glynnis Johns is a treasure.

And "Dude, Where's My Car" is another one of these films I love. I remember seeing something else in the theater, saw the trailer for it, and was repulsed. But...I FUCKING LOVE IT.


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People say Heartburn is bad but I love it. I watch it anytime it’s on.

by Anonymousreply 10604/30/2021

The Banger Sisters

Problem Child

The Exorcist 2- Literally 3 times a day.

Halloween 2- Best of the franchise and 10 times better than the original

by Anonymousreply 10704/30/2021

R106 With such talented people involved Heartburn is an uninvolving, pointless and forgettable film. Meryl as usual has no chemistry with her leading man. The script is 'incredibly flimsy' (Gene Siskel) 'about 2 people who are only marginally interesting' (Roger Ebert) and 'after a while you start asking yourself, what is this movie about?' (Pauline Kael).

by Anonymousreply 10804/30/2021

Chris Sarandon starred in many so bad, must watch films. Including Lipstick, The Sentinel and Child's Play.

by Anonymousreply 10904/30/2021

I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and watched Outrageous Fortune a few weeks ago. It was so boring that i quit 3/4 into the movie. It has some funny parts, but it wasn't that great. I thought i would really love it, i love Bette Midler and Shelley Long.

by Anonymousreply 11004/30/2021

Holy cow- me too R106- I own the dvd too. lol

by Anonymousreply 11104/30/2021

I own the VHS, R111.

by Anonymousreply 11204/30/2021

R111& R112 let me recommend another flat, uneventful, pointless Streep film to you. Falling in Love costarring Robert De Niro. 'no one in the film-including the lovers-seems to be in love' (TV Guide) Endless Love is far more entertaining and bad, but not dull.

by Anonymousreply 11304/30/2021

"Gods of Egypt" I watch it every time it is on. It's like crack to me.

by Anonymousreply 11404/30/2021

LOLLLLLLLLL I love Falling In Love. The subway ending when the music soars is one of my favorite endings.

I love bad 80's films starring 80's superstars.

I guess I particularly like their career DUDS.

by Anonymousreply 11504/30/2021

Same@r114. Utterly ridiculous. Borderline embarrassing. I love it!

by Anonymousreply 11604/30/2021

Valley of the Dolls, naturally.

by Anonymousreply 11704/30/2021

R111 Speaking of career duds. What about Meryl in Still of the Night? Never saw it.

'the corpse is the most animated member of the cast' Washington Post

by Anonymousreply 11804/30/2021

She Devil (1957). No, not the unfunny Streep/Barr comedy. A hilarious, 1950's she monster movie, about a dying women given a miracle serum. It saves her life but turns her into a selfish hussy who goes on a killing spree, using her feminine wiles! One of the few so bad it's good films that's entertaining and bonkers from beginning to end. A great bitchfest, 50's style.

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by Anonymousreply 11904/30/2021

I love that film too R113. I’ve seen it quite a few times.

by Anonymousreply 12004/30/2021

I think Pauline Kael wrote that the most exciting part of Still of the Night is that Streep changes the part in her hair during the film.

by Anonymousreply 12104/30/2021

Dumb & Dumber; Office Space; Pee-Wee Herman (the first one)

by Anonymousreply 12204/30/2021


'her performance is all about her hair. Streep's high-strung emotionality isn't fun in the way that Faye Dunaway's has often been' Pauline Kael

by Anonymousreply 12304/30/2021

Is Coma a bad movie? (the 1978 one, not the newish miniseries) I can watch it again and again--Genevieve Bujold is a young professional who has to listen to mansplaining from her bf and bosses but shows determination and cleverness in solving the mystery. I love the 70s clothes and hair, the cars, Rip Torn and Richard Widmark as bad guys and The Institute, full of perfect bodies hanging in comotose splendor. The plot is full of holes and some scenes cheesy, which is why I consider it a bad movie.

by Anonymousreply 12404/30/2021

2 by Sam Fuller both are Criterion releases

The Naked Kiss (1964) Prostitute moves to a small town gets a new start as a nurse in an orthopedic hospital though she has no credentials gets engaged to the town's wealthiest man and discovers he's a . . .better than Peyton Place or Blue Velvet.

'Mr. Fuller is not a man to pass up a spectacular climax, and the one he provides here brought down yesterday's 42d street house.' NY Times 10.29.64

Shock Corridor (1963) A reporter has himself committed to a mental institution in order to solve a murder.

'is about the most interesting entry in the current loony cycle' Andrew Sarris VV 9.12.63

And from that looney cycle 1963s The Caretakers with Joan Crawford as Lucretia the original Nurse Ratched. The scenes of Polly Bergen receiving shock treatments will have you in fits of laughter.

by Anonymousreply 12504/30/2021


It's so bad, it's good. I can only imagine what it must've been like pitching the premise of this movie to get it made:

"Well, uh, there's this rogue tire in the desert scrub, and uh, well, uh, it becomes self-aware and black humor hijinks ensue..." Although it takes place in California, it was an indie film that was French produced, written and directed.

by Anonymousreply 12604/30/2021

Sophie's Choice.

Oh wait, I didn't make it all the way through even once.

by Anonymousreply 12704/30/2021

Alexander. Dynasty in togas.

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About Last Night

by Anonymousreply 12904/30/2021

R124 ... AND one of those perfect bodies was the not yet quite famous tom selleck shirtless and hanging up!....

by Anonymousreply 13005/01/2021

There's a such a deliberate, distinctive and almost chilly style to Coma, I would argue that it's anything but bad.

And then there's the story itself: a female doctor suspects that an unusually high number of patients are suffering complications and going into a coma. Her gender is significant because the medical profession at that time was overwhelmingly dominated by men, and the hospital's dismissing of her findings as female hysteria only add to the misogyny. It's not insignificant that a major symbolic moment in the film is when she's climbing a ladder during a suspenseful scene later in the film and has to remove her panty hose to continue.

Selleck also has a brief moment before his character goes into a coma.

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My Breast

by Anonymousreply 13205/01/2021

I think you mean My Left Breast R132.

by Anonymousreply 13305/01/2021

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

by Anonymousreply 13405/01/2021

Man Trouble.

by Anonymousreply 13505/01/2021

Trick. Actually, Trick is so bad it doesn't even qualify as a bad movie to watch.

by Anonymousreply 13605/01/2021

Along with "Plan 9 From Outer Space," mentioned above, Ed Wood's earlier disasterpiece "Glen or Glenda" is full of bizarre, campy moments and well worth the time.

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by Anonymousreply 13705/01/2021

R95 not a bad movie.

by Anonymousreply 13805/01/2021

The Human Stain

by Anonymousreply 13905/01/2021

Is that Nancy Kerrigan in R94?

by Anonymousreply 14005/01/2021

CYCLE VIXENS (sometimes known as YOUNG CYCLE GIRLS) from 1978 is amusingly bad. It's sort of a teenage girl version of EASY RIDER. The script and acting is atrocious. Some of the dialogue seems like it was made up on the spot because they couldn't think of anything else. We got some laughs from it and still quote a few of the worst lines.

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My Breast starring Meredith Baxter Birney

by Anonymousreply 14205/01/2021

Betty Bacall in The Fan is very stylish, but deliriously awful in every other way.

by Anonymousreply 14305/01/2021

Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! The Oscar (1966) A second cousin to Valley of the Dolls 'loaded with harrowing cliches' NY Times 3/5/66

by Anonymousreply 14405/01/2021

While I can't say that I enjoy really bad movies, the majority of movies I do watch are rated below 6.5 on IMDb and I end up enjoying most of them.

I enjoy really broad comedies, cheesy action films, low budget horror, thrillers and mysteries (they don't all have to be Silence of the Lambs). Yet despite my broad taste, I find myself bored to tears with superhero films.

by Anonymousreply 14505/01/2021

Female revenge films have always been fun exploitation but this year they actually nominated one for an Oscar.

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[quote]Oscar! Oscar! Oscar! The Oscar (1966) A second cousin to Valley of the Dolls 'loaded with harrowing cliches' NY Times 3/5/66

I LOVE "The Oscar." It's like a version of "Valley of the Dolls" if you subtract the unintentional gay sensibility. It's heterosexual camp and Stephen Boyd is tough and sexy as the Frank Sinatra-esque lead.

Tony Bennett as the Jewish-Irish character "Hymie Kelly" has some great lines:

"You finally made it, Frankie — Oscar night! And here you sit, on top of a glass mountain called success."

"He wanted to swallow Hollywood like a cat with a canary. And he did it! The parts got bigger, and Frankie was hooked! Like a junkie shooting pure quicksilver into his veins, Frankie got turned on by the wildest narcotic known to man: success!"

by Anonymousreply 14705/01/2021

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me starring Max Parrish, Adrienne Shelly, Sean Young, April Rayne, and Diane Ladd

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Twisted Brain, which was always on the Late, Late Movie

Plot: A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors at the high school, Vernon Potts (Pat Cardi) goes on a killing spree, eliminating all of those who ever picked on him - the Gym Coach, the School Jock, The Creepy Janitor (Mr. Griggs) & his hated teacher, Ms. Grindstaff. In the end he gets the jock's girlfriend for himself but his happiness is short-lived as the potion turns him into a monster hunted by the towns police Lieutenant - Bosman.

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I hate critically acclaimed movies! I prefer rotten tomatoes 🍅

by Anonymousreply 15005/01/2021

Bewitched the one with Will Farrell and Nicole Kidman.

by Anonymousreply 15105/01/2021

Dance with Me was a bad cheesy movie but it's something that I can watch over and over. Also, the same with Shall We Dance.

by Anonymousreply 15205/01/2021

The Invisible Man starring the mouth breather.

Suspension of belief a necessity for viewing.

"she" is supposed to be hot.

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R147 that breathless dialogue was from sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison who also did the first draft of Valley of the Dolls which had a lot of rewrites from Helen Deutsch and Dorothy Kingsley - but Ellison is responsible for a lot of what we see.

In his version of the script, Jennifer Welles is watching Neely O'Hara on What's My Line with the panelists Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf and host John Daly - too bad Dorothy was dead by then.

by Anonymousreply 15405/01/2021

R51 Blaspheme! Sirk's Written on the Wind and All that Heaven Allows are not bad movies.

by Anonymousreply 15505/01/2021

Yeah. Some of these aren't bad films at all.

by Anonymousreply 15605/01/2021

Another is it or is it not a bad movie - Shock Treatment. While I grew up on the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I think Shock Treatment has a better plot as well as better songs (I know, blasphemy among RHPS fans). Love this movie so much that, years ago, I frantically bid on a VHS/CD soundtrack combination set on Ebay, trying to outbid another buy who eventually cursed me out. A few years later, I had a friend professionally copy the VHS tape onto DVD to ensure safety.

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

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ZARDOZ. Soooo pretentious and ridiculous at the same time. Sean Connery bare-chested and wearing a diaper. INTERIORS. Woody Allen tried so painfully hard to be Ingmar Bergman it's unintentionally funny. THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1947). On the one hand it's gorgeous to look at but OH MY GOD the dialogue! Ayn Rand insisted not a word be changed from her book so the actors just stand there and give overwrought smug speeches that last for paragraphs. LOST HORIZON (1973). Everything about this musical is so wrong and off you can't help loving it. Another vote for THE APPLE. Long ago I read a comment on IMDB by a man who said he worked at a theater when THE APPLE premiered. They were giving away soundtrack albums at the screenings but had to stop after a few showings because people were throwing the albums at the screen. Must-see musical.

by Anonymousreply 15905/01/2021

[quote]Burnt Offerings (also Bette Davis' worst performance - and I hate her to begin with)

Here dear.

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What about "Trog"?

by Anonymousreply 16105/01/2021

R127 My favorite part of "Sophie's Choice" is the Hamlisch score. I have it in my collection. It's really beautiful.


I happen to think Streep did a great job, and I know that can be controversial here, but that's my opinion. I actually think Theron's Wournos in "Monster" was fucking phenomenal, and despite the technical challenges Streep overcame (learning to speak German in a Polish accent, I think?), I believe Theron's performance was superior. Gods know I prefer "Monster" as a film.

I know Theron gained weight, and "played ugly" with the assistance of makeup, but the film tells a compassionate, and heartbreaking story, in the face of the crimes committed. I love it, and watch it every so often.

I don't romanticize the crimes, of course. But I admire the positive side of Aileen's tenacity...the potential...what COULD have been, and find the film strangely empowering.

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A Lot of money was spent to create this dud.

by Anonymousreply 16305/02/2021

Is The Town considered a bad movie?

by Anonymousreply 16405/02/2021

R157 I also love SHOCK TREATMENT and think the songs are better! And Ruby Wax is great! Plus Cliff DeYoung, Tess Harper, and Charles Gray.

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I’m not a giant fan of the Shock Treatment score (aside from Little Black Dress), but the TV studio concept is flat-out brilliant. Unbelievably prescient.

by Anonymousreply 16605/02/2021

R130, I loved that. He and Lois Chiles made great coma victims. I just started watching the new miniseries Coma on Amazon and it seems quite good.

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by Anonymousreply 16805/02/2021

Anything John Waters, right? Incidentally, there is a Divine bio free on TUBI - interesting watch.

by Anonymousreply 16905/02/2021

The Karate Kid 3.

Just for this guy.

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Earth Girls Are Easy

by Anonymousreply 17105/02/2021

Italian giallo often have some nice eye candy. ‘A lizard in a woman’s skin’, ‘a quiet place to kill’ both with the Robert Wagner of European cinema - Jean sorel. The latter also stars Carroll baker looking more beautiful than during the peak of her Hollywood career.

Also ‘phenomena’ with Jennifer Connelly and the Otto preminger film ‘bonjour tristesse’ is so beautiful to look at that it more than makes up for the rest of its shortcomings

by Anonymousreply 17205/02/2021

Also ‘backstreet’ anything with John gavin looking gorgeous basically.

by Anonymousreply 17305/02/2021

what no "myra breckenridge" or "sextette"?....

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by Anonymousreply 17505/02/2021

[quote] what no "myra breckenridge" or "sextette"?....

Nobody but the most masochistic watches either of those movies more than once, never mind “over and over again”.

by Anonymousreply 17605/02/2021

'The Lair of the White Worm' with Hugh Grant and Amanda Donahue as a snake-priestess/vampire.

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I love Burnt Offerings.

What's the other 70's horror film where there's the creepy old guy and there's a little thing that flies around with knives on it that stabs people in the head?

by Anonymousreply 17805/02/2021

Transformers 4

by Anonymousreply 17905/02/2021

[quote] What's the other 70's horror film where there's the creepy old guy and there's a little thing that flies around with knives on it that stabs people in the head?

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by Anonymousreply 18105/02/2021

Yes, thanks R180! That movie really freaked all of us kids out back then.

by Anonymousreply 18205/02/2021

I adore "Dirty Love" with Jenny McCarthy. I've said it here before, but Carmen Electra should've been nominated for an Oscar. I've probably watched it at least 20 times.

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[quote]Anything John Waters, right? Incidentally, there is a Divine bio free on TUBI - interesting watch.

His pre–[italic]Pink Flamingos[/italic] stuff is interesting in that it shows how he evolved as a filmmaker, but it's not that great. [italic]Multiple Maniacs[/italic] is probably the best of his early period.

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Angel, Angel Down We Go (1969) aka Cult of the Damned Jennifer Jones, Holly Near, Lou Rawls, Roddy McDowall and Jordan Christopher.

Truly seems like they made this one up as they went along. The songs include 'Fat Girl' "Mother Lover' and the title tune.

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All of the DL queens squeal for Burnt Offerings. I’m sure it’s because of Bette Davis.

by Anonymousreply 18705/02/2021

R177 I have never ever heard of that film. Thx for posting.

by Anonymousreply 18805/02/2021

Dangerous Beauty (1998)

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I once watched The Other Woman (2014) nearly 10 times in a month. I guess it's Cameron Diaz's last film unless she eventually returns to acting. It's a showcase for bad performances (Kate Upton, Nicolaj Coster-Walden, Taylor Kinney, Niki Minaj), but Cameron and Leslie Mann are at their most charming.

by Anonymousreply 19005/02/2021

Flashdance is my favourite bad movie. Everything about it is ridiculous. Including her warehouse apt/dance studio and giant pitbull that she is never home to look after.

by Anonymousreply 19105/02/2021

Yes, definitely Flashdance.

by Anonymousreply 19205/02/2021

^ ^^ I still find it hilarious when they keep cutting from Jennifer to the obvious dancer double. Her shorter, muscular frame and face is so completely different than Jennifer's. And the wig is atrocious! At least she's an amazing dancer.

by Anonymousreply 19305/02/2021

^^Marine Jahan is the dancer.^^

by Anonymousreply 19405/02/2021

This is a ridiculous film and so campy! If made today the infantile man would definitely be fetishized. Lol.

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R194 - Jennifer said they had many dance doubles including a boy.

by Anonymousreply 19605/02/2021

The original Good Witch Hallmark movie does it for me! So schlocky and saccharin while trying to be mysterious. And also how some town obviously in Canada is morphed into this fictional Middleton USA!

by Anonymousreply 19705/02/2021

Breakfast at Tiffany's. All style no substance. Completely vapid but I have to watch it for the wardrobe and decor.

by Anonymousreply 19805/02/2021

Dont you cry when cat is in the rain at the end?

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by Anonymousreply 20005/03/2021

I don’t know about R198, but I sure do.

by Anonymousreply 20105/03/2021

Any movie with my name in the credits.

by Anonymousreply 20205/03/2021

[quote]I’m sure it’s because of Bette Davis.

For me it's Karen Black and Oliver Reed in swim trunks. Bette is just the cherry on top of the cake. Burnt Offerings was seemingly on TV all the time when I was a kid, so it's also nostalgia.

by Anonymousreply 20305/03/2021

The Craft

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The Blue Lagoon. I saw it at 10 on our bootleg cable, & bragged to everyone the next day that I saw it. No one was impressed in the slightest. I do like the scenery & cinematography, & Brooke & Chris were so beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 20505/03/2021

Bride of the Gorilla, 1951 - starring Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr., and Barbara Payton!

The Bat, 1959 - starring Agnes Moorehead and Vincent Price!

Devil Girl from Mars, 1954 - starring....some random British people

by Anonymousreply 20605/04/2021

"A Summer Place" opens this thread. Including its theme music.

But a movie not being deep doesn't mean it's bad. I protest to the poster upthread who listed Black Widow that it isn't a bad film: it's a tidy little suspense film with a good script and very well played.

by Anonymousreply 20705/04/2021

Cops and Robbersons is truly wretched with horrible performances by Chevy Chase and Jack Palance. I saw it in the theater only because of Dianne Wiest and watched it again, and she's quite funny. "Don't make mommy tell you twice." Same here as Bullets Over Broadway, and she also plays a character named Helen.

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R206 I like DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS because the robot looks like a refrigerator....and we never see it move. People just turn their heads and then it is in a different place.....and of course the spaceship that looks like a teapot.

And music by Rick Astley's father.

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Cadyshack II - Drop Dead Gorgeous - Soul Plane - The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

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Corrina, Corrina

by Anonymousreply 21205/04/2021

SLIVER - absolutely terrible picture.

by Anonymousreply 21305/04/2021

[quote] Staying Alive always entertains.

That’s a good one. The choreography is so goddamn awful. I love it!

by Anonymousreply 21405/04/2021

The Eye of the Cat

by Anonymousreply 21505/04/2021

It was mentioned on another bad movies thread recently but that Madonna movie “Body of Evidence” is really enjoyably bad.

by Anonymousreply 21605/04/2021

[quote]Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold

That sounds like it would be a great title for a rebooted Indiana Jones series where the intrepid professor/archeologist is now a sassy black woman!

by Anonymousreply 21705/04/2021

Rainfuckintree County, baby

by Anonymousreply 21805/04/2021

ANGEL, ANGEL DOWN WE GO (aka CULT OF THE DAMNED) is bizarre enough to watch once, but the lead character is a talkative bore. It is fun to see Jennifer Jones playing a former porn actress, though.

It's really a rip-off of Pasolini's TEOREMA.

by Anonymousreply 21905/04/2021

On the Line (2001)

by Anonymousreply 22005/04/2021

Susan Slade. Companion piece to A Summer Place.

by Anonymousreply 22105/04/2021

"Flash Gordon "

by Anonymousreply 22205/04/2021

[quote]“Flash Gordon”

Flash! I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the world!

by Anonymousreply 223Last Wednesday at 5:53 AM

Flash! I love you but you need to eat my asshole for 14 hrs.

by Anonymousreply 224Last Wednesday at 2:42 PM

That could work.

by Anonymousreply 225Last Wednesday at 2:43 PM

The sandpiper

by Anonymousreply 226Last Wednesday at 7:01 PM

Berry Gordy's "The Last Dragon."

by Anonymousreply 227Last Friday at 5:04 PM

can we list porn here?

by Anonymousreply 228Last Friday at 7:04 PM

I Saw What You Did (1965) - features hag-era Joan Crawford in a delightful supporting turn.

by Anonymousreply 229Last Friday at 7:52 PM

R229, why isn't it streaming anywhere? I thought it was fairly popular.

by Anonymousreply 230Last Friday at 7:55 PM

I rather like the old liz Taylor film ‘ash Wednesday’ I just have a hard time identifying what a bad movie really is. While ‘Ash Wednesday’ probably wasn’t critically lauded I think it’s not without its merits. I liked the story and the setting.

by Anonymousreply 231Last Friday at 8:12 PM

Another vote for Bacall's "The Fan".

It isn't what I'd call good, but if you aren't entertained you must be dead!

by Anonymousreply 232Last Friday at 8:59 PM

Sophie's Choice

by Anonymousreply 23311 hours ago

Harlow starring Carroll Baker! Especially her 1960's dance moves and how nothing in the movie has any relation to anything in the life of Jean Harlow.

If you want to see Carroll today, look for the YouTube clip at the Lamb's Club.....shocking.....but she is a survivor.

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Sorry not the Lamb's is part of it.

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Boom! with La Liz but mostly for the John Waters commentary.

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