Are You Missing Some Good Old Fashioned “Hillbilly” Cinema?
Well, these “Hillbilly Hookers” are ready to show you a good time! What a perfect time to take on “hillbilly love!”
And this is just the tip of the “hicksploitation” lollipop!
My friend Angel shared this poster – it seems they have crammed about every “innuendo” they could onto the poster, but it’s OK because these 70’s hicksploitation films offered up lots of sex kittens to enjoy!
Cult Actress Monica Gayle is just one of the many nude women on display in this 1971 drive-in gem!
“She Gave Them What They Wanted…And She Gave Them Everything She Had!”
OK then, this is one crazy genre of film! In the early days of exploitation, this was racy stuff!
Legendary Exploitaiton Film Producer Harry Novak knew how to draw a crowd, with posters like the one for “Country Hooker” that promised a lot of action and sex…and in this case, he delivered – thanks to the casting of the legendary Rene Bond!
Bond had a unique career, crossing over from XXX-rated films to cult drive-in films like this – what she brought was an uninhibited acting style!
The film had plenty of hicks, nudity, rolls in the hay, and just enough “country lovin'” to satisfy drive-in movie crowds across the country in the 70’s…
Rene Bond was a beautiful, spirited Actress who met a sad end…you can click here to see her whole story:
Here are more classic examples of “hicksploitation!”
Hicksploitation is defined this way:
“a genre of exploitation film relying on stereotypical depictions of rural whites of the American South and Appalachia”!
In an era when “Deliverance” made everyone afraid to go in the woods, these movies exploited a sub-culture full of “gorgeous girls that set the Ozarks on fire!”
Let’s look at this classic poster:
“See How They Live! See How They Love!”
Well, I just might take you up on that! How can you misunderstand the intent of this movie? Take a look at the trailer:
And it’s in “Flaming Hillbilly Color!”
“Flaming Hillbilly Color!” What’s NOT to love?
Here is another classic from that era:
“Country Cuzzins!” A VERY Close Family!
No way to misunderstand what they are saying here – just look at the poster!
There’s a strong “Farmer’s Daughter” vibe going through all of these films: the innocent farm girl who is ready to be “tainted” by a big city feller!
Here’s another example, starring one of my favorite Cult Movie Queens:
See what I mean? Come on down to the farm for some fun! Producer Harry Novak was a legend for his lowest-common denominator approach to film making, which resulted in movies like these playing in drive-in theaters all over the country to an audience of very “excitable” teen boys!
Cult Movie Queen Sharon Kelly gave it her all in the film, and she had a great career that ended up in the XXX-rated world as well…
If you want to see more of Sharon, you can click here to see my story about her career:
And if Sue wasn’t “Sassy” enough, then it’s time to meet “The Pigkeepers Daughter!”
She Brought A New Meaning To The Phrase “Driving A Hard Bargain!”
I find these movie posters fascinating – see how lewd they are, with obvious come ons and double entendres – literally anything they could think of is included – these films played drive-ins all across the country – again, for teenage boys willing to part with their allowance for a chance to glimpse a naked girl!
This genre of “sexploitation” has been captured for us to enjoy forever thanks to the great work by SomethingWeird Video, which lovingly restores and releases these movies to a nation eager to “head down south!”
“Gator Bait” Indeed!
One of the genre’s most popular entries was “Gator Bait!” Claudia Jennings starred in this classic hicksploitaiton film – Jennings was Playboy Magazine’s Playmate Of The Year in 1970, and she parlayed that into an acting career, including “Gator Bait” – shot in ten days!
Jennings was a great talent, and she also had a tragic end…you can see her whole story here:
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