Supervixens (1975) from Tuna

SuperVixens is a Russ Meyer extravaganza.

Charles Pins plays a mild-mannered young man working in a gas station. As the film opens, the large-breasted Christie Hartburg is a customer trying to seduce him. Meanwhile, his large-breasted significant other, Shari Eubank, is calling him and accusing him of cheating. She demands that he come home and service her immediately. When he can't rise to the occasion, she starts berating him. He tries to leave, but she starts attacking his prize pick-up truck with an ax, so he drags her back into the house kicking and screaming. A helpful neighbor calls the police, and an especially sleazy officer arrives, knocks our hero out, and sends Shari to the hospital. When she returns home, the police officer shows up. She tries to seduce him, but he can't get it up any better than Pins, so she starts berating him in the same manner.

Naturally he kills her. What choice did he have?

Pins is the obvious suspect, and hitches a ride out of town, but not before ducking into a bar run by the large-breasted Haji (Anyone notice a trend here?) and drowning her sorrow. The people who pick up the fleeing hitchhiker are a guy and his, dare I say it, large-breasted girlfriend Sharon Kelly. When Pins asks to get out of the car, the two beat him up and rob him. He is picked up by a farmer with an Austrian mail-order bride, the large-breasted Uschi Digard, who seduces our hero. Pins barely escapes the pitchfork-hurling farmer, and checks into a motel. Needless to say, the motel's owner has a large-breasted daughter, Deborah McGuire, who tries to seduce him. Pins runs, and finds a gas station run by (all together now) a large-breasted woman. This one looks exactly like his dead girlfriend, and is also played by Shari Eubank. It looks like our hero has found true love and peace at last, when none other than the murderous police officer shows up with evil intentions.

I will leave the "exciting" ending for you to discover. Those quote marks indicate that many reviews and IMDb comments praise the ending. It is possible that I am jaded, but I thought it was sort of a yawn.

So, who should see this movie?

Let's not always see the same hands now.

Yes, lovers of large-breasted women. 


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  • Uschi Digard, Shari Eubank and Deborah McGuire show full frontal and rear nudity.

  • Christi Hartburg shows cleavage

  • Haji wears pasties and a vanity patch

  • Sharon Kelly exposes one breast briefly.

The Critics Vote ...

  • Variety says: "The film is technically slick and the acting is competent ... (but) Russ Meyer's Supervixens is an overlong and overly violent skin pic whose interest lies in its pretentions to be more than a skin film. It's all very low on camp and high on blood.


The People Vote ...

  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 6.1/10, which is quite high for an exploitation film.
The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics, or a C- from our system. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or a D on our scale. (Possibly even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

Our own guideline:

  • A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre.
  • B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. In order to rate at least a B-, a film should be both a critical and commercial success. Exceptions: (1) We will occasionally rate a film B- with good popular acceptance and bad reviews, if we believe the critics have severely underrated a film. (2) We may also assign a B- or better to a well-reviewed film which did not do well at the box office if we feel that the fault lay in the marketing of the film, and that the film might have been a hit if people had known about it. (Like, for example, The Waterdance.)
  • C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by people who enjoy this kind of movie. If this is your kind of movie, a C+ and an A are indistinguishable to you.
  • C means it is competent, but uninspired genre fare. People who like this kind of movie will think it satisfactory. Others probably will not.
  • C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie, but genre addicts find it watchable. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film, but films with this rating should be approached with caution by mainstream audiences, who may find them incompetent or repulsive or both. If this is NOT your kind of movie, a C- and an E are indistinguishable to you.
  • D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-. Films rated below C- generally have both bad reviews and poor popular acceptance.
  • E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre.
  • F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C. Solid genre film. In addition to its obvious appeal to admirers of massive mammaries, the film will also appeal to Russ Meyer fans, and those curious about 70s junk cinema. Others may or may not get the occasional chuckle, but the cop is too violent and sadistic for this too have feel-good vibes.

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