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Midnite Movie Mamacita still ‘Ms. Behaving’

Posted by on March 18, 2013 – 12:06 pm

BlackSnakePosterLocal cinema celebrity Andrea Beesley (AKA the Midnite Movie Mamacita) makes her return this Friday evening, March 22, at the FilmBar in Phoenix with the new alternative film series she is calling “Ms. Behaving.”

The new movie series will showcase the “lethal ladies” and “wicked women” from obscure classic exploitation and horror films and first up is Russ Meyer’s Black Snake from 1973.

From the Ms. Behaving press release:

Black Snake filmed in Panavision and officially the first feature shot on location in Barbados follows the story of Lady Susan (Anouska Hempel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) who runs her plantation and her slaves as she sees fit, with the aid of her brutal overseers and big bull whip.  With the disappearance of Lady Susan’s latest husband (David Prowse, Darth Vader in the suit from the first Star Wars films) his brother Walker (David Warbeck, Trog) shows up to investigate and he discovers the slaves are horribly abused and that everybody is really obsessed with sex.

Russ Meyer’s least successful film financially, it’s over the top and inappropriate, but a feast for the eyes with stunning cinematography and campy performances by Hempel and her sidekick the flamboyant Capt. Raymond Daladier (Bernard Boston).  Director Russ Meyer stated in an interview that this film was his “statement” film against racial bigotry.  Definitely a statement, it has to be seen to be believed.

The Midnite Movie Mamacita has been wowing local cinephiles with her eccentric programming since 2006 and although she’s kept a low profile the past few months she has still been very busy behind the scenes with the Dr. Diabolic shows, theInternational Sci-Fi & Horror Film Festival and many other projects.

If you go …

WHAT: Midnite Movie Mamacita presents Russ Meyer’s Black Snake
WHERE: FilmBar, 815 North Second St., Phoenix
WHEN: 10 p.m. Friday, March 22