by Jim Ridley
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
Where: Logue's Black Raven Emporium
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
Wanna see a semi-porn variation on Our Town scripted by a pseudonymous Roger Ebert?
A better question: Who wouldn’t? Instead of making the scrapped Ebert-scripted Sex Pistols project Who Killed Bambi?, the late Russ Meyer bade farewell to feature filmmaking with this X-rated 1979 smut burlesque, in which a gallery of small-town grotesques leer, ogle and slobber over the director’s harem of zeppelin-endowed leading ladies — chief among them unforgettable marquee names Kitten Natividad and Uschi Digard.
Can Kitten cure her man’s unmanly fixation with rear entry? Can radio faith healer Eufaula Roop increase the signal-to-groin ratio? The answers place the movie somewhere in tone between live-action R. Crumb and a Sex to Sexty comic strip, while Ebert supplies his version of the Stage Manager — Meyer stock-company horndog Stuart Lancaster — with a motor-mouthed spiel paced at the speed of Meyer’s metronomic editing.
Watch the trailer after the jump.