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Film Info
Release Year:1970
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Russ Meyer
Cast:Dolly Read
Cynthia Myers
Marcia McBroom
John Lazar
Michael Blodgett


Having made a name for himself as the “King of the Nudies,” sexploitation master Russ Meyer was given a substantial budget by Twentieth Century-Fox to direct a sequel to one of their biggest hits: Mark Robson’s 1967 VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. With a script written by Roger Ebert, Meyer’s film is a satirical, psychedelic cautionary tale about three young female musicians who head to Hollywood determined to make it big, but are instead pulled into a sleazy world of sex and drugs. BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS was given an X rating by the MPAA (reclassified as NC-17 in 1990) and Grace Kelly, who was a member of Fox’s board of directors, lobbied to have Meyer’s contract to the studio terminated. Critics branded Meyers a “pornographer” and Jacqueline Susann, author of Valley of the Dolls sued Fox—and posthumously won—for damaging her reputation with the film because it “employs total nudity and is scandalous of content.” Disney purchased Fox and their entire library of films in 2019, but has yet to make BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS available on Disney+.
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