Impress your girlfriend with a sweet chick flick!
These Jezebels aint fucking around!
Danny Northside - Monday, February 7, 2011
Director: Jack Hill
Starring: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, and Asher Brauner
Website: Available on Netflix
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The next time your girlfriend is breaking your balls to watch a chick flick with her, do yourself a favor: put on The Switchblade Sisters. The story basically amounts to this; An all girl gang named The Dagger Deb’s has a run in with a new girl named Maggie (Nail) in town at a greasy burger joint. She is a take no shit pretty girl that sparks a friendship with the gang’s leader Lace (Lee) and quickly becomes a member.
When Lace’s former right hand woman Patch begins to feel threatened that Maggie’s role in the gang may be a bit more important than hers and she instigates a shit storm of jealousy. The rest of the girls begin to question whether their loyalty should stay with Lace or with the highly motivated Maggie.
This movie has it all – girl prison riots, gang warfare, a shootout in a roller rink, nudity, hilarious dialogue, and a decent amount of action. What more can you ask for from a story about a group of tough inner city hood rats that carry switchblades and rumble harder than the guy gangs in their neighborhood?
Written and directed by Jack Hill, the man who brought the world Pam Grier and classics such as Coffy and Foxy Brown, The Switchblade Sisters, AKA The Jezebels, is exploitation classic that people love to hate. It’s one of those movies that are so bad it’s so good.
Quentin Tarantino re released this under his now defunct Rolling Thunder Distribution Company back in 1995 with a ton of special features, commentary, and the intent to show the world a movie that deserves much more exposure than it received.
So when your girl asks you what the movie is about tell her this heap of bullshit: “It’s a story about friendship between two girls and their struggle to live a better way of life. A sort of love story and a tale of hardships.” Haha Then sit back and enjoy!
Killer Scene:When Lace tells her boyfriend Dominick (Brauner), the leader of the Silver Daggers, that she is pregnant his response is priceless. He yells, “You got knocked up? (pause) Big deal!” He then throws a wad of money at her crotch and says, “Here you know what to do with it.” I laughed my ass off. Chick flicks rule.
Here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure!
I want this poster!