Directed by Mark Robinson (USA, 1967, 123 min.).
Sharon Tate, Patty Duke, and Susan Hayward star as aspiring performers who spiral into drugs, depression, and cutthroat competition in this grim fable based on the scandalous 1966 novel by Jacqueline Susann. The film was panned by critics for its wild sexuality and unabashed campiness, but these same qualities made it a box office smash and later a cult classic. For its 50th birthday the film received a new restoration by the folks at the Criterion Collection, who describe it as “a slick look at the early days of sexual liberation and an entertainment industry coming apart…an unforgettably campy time capsule of the 1960s.”
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