Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Assault of the Killer Bimbos, Before there was Thelma & Louise...

We should never call a woman a bimbo....though some merit the description.  In 1988's "Assault of the Killer Bimbos," three so-called bimbos are much more.  In this straight-to-videocassette classic, we have a super 1980s sexploitation tale starring the ever talented Elizabeth Kaitan ("Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity," see my review last April 11th on this blog).  Oh yes....the opening score, and a great number in which the bimbos...excuse me....dancers...strip halfway through the film, "I've Been Watching You," by the great free-style pop-band, New Aristocrats, enhances this film to a level over similar films in this genre.
So!  Two strippers...eh...Go-Go dancers are fired from a sleazy club.  On their way out they witness a mob hit on the club manager and are subsequently framed for the murder.  Now, Lulu (Kaitan) and Peaches (Christina Whitaker) are on the run and speed toward the Mexican border. For you youngsters, Go-Go dancing is interpretive dance in a Rock 'n Roll format...done in bikinis.  Running from the police, they duck into a truck stop where they meet Darlene (Tammara Souza), a stunning waitress in the coffee shop.  They also meet three surfer dudes led by Wayne-O (Nick Cassavetes). Lulu and Wayne-O are instantly sweet on each other.  When the cops arrive, Lulu and Peaches escape by taking Darlene hostage at gunpoint.  Turns out, Darlene was done with truck stop waitressing and elects to join our bimbos....eh dancers...on their sojourn.
Now a trio, our girls must avoid the cops and make it across the border.  This won't be easy as their great looks put them in peril from some seedy man types.  Even when they make it to Mexico, seemingly free, they find you cannot escape your past and their dangers are compounded.  Fortunately for Lulu, the surfer dudes happen to be at their same seedy motel and Lulu and Wayne-O engage in a very syrupy courtship.  So cute!  Now our three damsels are in much peril as the mob has also arrived in Mexico.  They devise a plan to thwart their nemesis which will involve some very provocative behavior and wardrobes.  Gun fights, cat-fights, and lots of bedroom activity will ensue.
The actresses in this film are all stunning and do a fine job.  This film knows it is sexploitation and plays to it's strongest assets.  Again, I can't talk highly enough about the band New Aristocrats...treat yourself and follow them on YouTube and other social media.  So as the summer ends, avoid the moody "Straight Outta Compton" and have some fun with three bimbos...eh...adult dancers. The DVD is reasonably priced on Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. How,O HOW, has Oscar neglected them!

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