The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Men who are only half men and women who are more than all woman!
- Strong female leads.
- Beautiful locations.
- Corny humor (harhar, i fell in a river and have a fish in my pants).
- Benefits of exploitation films (social commentary, generally goofy, and in this case a lot of women tromping around in various stages of dress).
- A wide variety of ladies are present (black, asian, caucasian, tall, short).
- Gay guys, and a horrendous fake gay man (like, how the average guy acts when pretending to be gay).
- (foreword:) Showing that in the 70's, it was understood that men could be raped. Wonder how that suddenly became so an "impossible" thing. (Read postword in negatives)
- Downsides of exploitation films (like, you know, the exploiting of things like a bunch of topless women, relatively cheap seeming budget, some acting).
- (postword:) A (gay) man gets raped (by women) - rape is never a good thing, nor really a laughing matter. That being said, (read foreword in positives).
- The plot is there, but leads to the feel of a bunch of bumbling do-nothing revolutionaries.
- It shows it's age in a few spots (although actually mostly holds up pretty decent).
I've always found that some exploitation films are this odd blend of what they are (movies exploiting blacks/women/whatever) and yet something that's almost empowering to the same group. It's kind of ironic really (in my mind) that a movie that takes "advantage" of women by flashing breasts around also tends to have those strong female leads that kick more but than a lot of modern movie-babes could hope to kick. Different times I suppose, but I like to see what movies had to offer before my time anyways. That being said, and although IMDB doesn't have it genre'd as such (doesn't consider exploitation a genre), if you aren't the kind of person that can watch this type of film it's not gonna be for you (and it'll be a lot of folks no doubt). I've seen far worse films of its kind, and while it's no Blackula it's actually halfway decent.
A note: The video has that warning for a reason. Let's be responsible and not click it if we aren't R-approved, alright? If you've read the words above, then you should be able to figure out why.