A 90-minute version screened in San Francisco at de Renzy's own Screening Room theater and at a larger venue in the Marina district was busted, but the theatre wasn't closed.The film was more directly prosecuted when it played in a local New Jersey venue, where theatre managers were arrested and prints were confiscated." Donald: "A queen doing a Bette Davis imitation."During the early stages of the party, Michael told Donald: "Donald, you are a real card carrying cunt." Emory bluntly asked: "So, who do you have to f--k to get a drink around here?" Cowboy Tex (Robert La Tourneaux) arrived at the door - a male hustler hired by Emory as a birthday "gift" for Harold.Many scenes contained ridiculous yet sexy dialogue, such as porn star Ashley St.
It was rated R by the usually ultra-conservative MPAA (when the previous year's Midnight Cowboy (1969) and The Killing of Sister George (1969) received X-ratings) for its subject matter and for its bold language.
It told about an uninhibited group of hick girls in a rock trio, dubbed The Kelly Affair and renamed The Carrie Nations (Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, and Marcia Mc Broom - in her movie debut) who journeyed to Hollywood to make it big.
There, they found orgiastic sex, bondage, gays and gigolos, lesbianism, drugs, a bizarre record promoter and murder.
A number of low-budget, backwoods sexploitational films were produced in the early to mid-1970s, offering fairly explicit soft-core escapades with hillbilly characters, incest, lots of nudity (male and female genitals, although with no real closeups, penetration, or erections) and sex in the great outdoors, and an emphasis on stereotypical Southern accents and sensibilities.
The most common of these types of trashy, low-budget, drive-in favorites with poor acting were produced by sleaze-merchant Harry Novak. It was co-written by film critic Roger Ebert as an unofficial sequel to Fox's Valley of the Dolls (1967) - based upon Jacqueline Susann's trashy novel.