Often exhibited in grindhouses and “art” houses under its original title Rope of Flesh, this was nudie-cutie auteur Russ Meyer’s second dramatic effort following his groundbreaker, Lorna. It’s a violent rough-and-tumble rural melodrama overflowing with lots of, um, pulchritude. The Meyer stock company (Stuart Lancaster, Hal Hopper, etc.) is back, along with various pneumatic lovelies and some memorable grotesques. A true independent, Meyer pioneered the expansion of the US censorship envelope through his own inimitable directorial and editing style.
About John Badham
John Badham, is the director of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, Stakeout, Short Circuit and Point of No Return, among others, as well as the TV series, Nikita, Heroes, Psych, The Shield and Criminal Minds. A Professor of Media Arts at Chapman University, his book “I’ll Be In My Trailer” has become the go-to source on directors working with Actors. September 2013 will see the publication of his new book “John Badham on Directing”.