“Well, I must admit that since the curfew, Peckham has been more boring than usual.”
And with that sterling line of dialogue, time to buzz around the campy cult fun of “Invasion Of The Bee Girls!”
This 1973 camp classic has a simple plot: A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually!
Here is the incredible trailer for the film, including some very funny uses of graphics to cover what they call “Naughty Bits”! –
Thanks to “The Odeon” for posting this on YouTube!
As you can see from this movie still, they use what is called a “hivemaker” – you can only imagine the scientific research that went into the making of this classic!
Drive-In Movie Culture Lives!
“Invasion of the Bee Girls” is a classic example of a “drive-in movie”. These softcore, “R”-rated films were shown mostly in drive-in movie theaters across America in the 70’s – movies that offered a bit of nudity, mostly hinted at sexual situations and lots of goofy, campy horror…and dialogue like this!
Dr. Susan Harris: Well, I must admit that since the curfew, Peckham has been more boring than usual.
The trend in the 70’s was to offer a “sexy” look at all sorts of women’s professions, such as Cheerleaders:
Rah! Rah! Rah!
There were a string of these silly sex comedies in the 70’s and 80’s, and you can see them all here:
The great David Hasselhoff even starred in one – how can you resist?
Greedy Movie Producers also managed to exploit another profession as well:
“Coffee, Tea Or Me?”
A book by that name was a huge bestseller in the late 60’s, hinting at the wild sex lives of Stewardesses – so of course movies jumped on the bandwagon as well!
Check out these high-flying sex comedies here:
As I said, these movies mostly played drive-in movie theaters…if you miss the drive-in era, there is a great documentary that brings it back to life!
This terrific documentary looks at the past, present and future of the drive-in, as many groups have banded together to save the last remaining one from extinction! You can see that effort here:
Finally, there is a great website that keeps cult films poster like this one alive:
The Rio Theater has a ton of classic exploitation movie posters, and you can see more of them here:
Let me know your favorite drive-in movie – leave a comment!