Malibu Harpy

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Kim (Jill Lansing) is that kind of girl. The kind your mother warned you about. The kind smart boys avoid. The kind lonely boys dream about. Irv Berwick, the man who brought you The Monster Of Piedras Blancas, unleashes an even more terrifying maneater in the form of teenage Kim. She can’t seem to make the grade… so she starts making her teachers…and any other sap with the parsley to garnish her palm. She’s no ingenue from your average sex and dope exploitation flick, just begging to be corrupted by the big, bad world. She’s hard as nails, with a heart blacker than Johnny Cash’s wardrobe, right from the opening credits. She’s not driven by curiosity and peer pressure…she’s driven by cynicism and rage. Lansing manages to maintain a caustic dignity through all the prurience and melodrama. The score is library music…some of it so recognizable that it can be hilariously disorienting. You’ll recognize the “station identification” bit from SCTV, the People’s Court theme (it was always screaming to be used in a chase scene anyway) etc. You may also recognize Garth Pillsbury (Vixen) as Lance, the suave, mobbed-up pimp. “How many times do I have to tell you?! I’m doing relief work!” 

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