“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Monday, June 22, 2015
How bad is it? It's a vanity piece by someone with little ability in any field. Should you see it? No.
I honestly don't know if the uncut version of this is the same as the 2011 film "Trasharella Ultra Vixen." Rena Riffel, a stripper who played a stripper in Striptease and in Showgirls and in Mulholland Drive, plays a stripper who wants to be an actress (not much of a stretch), but who may be going insane and/or is being stalked by a Jewish vampire called Count Smokula. She dons magic shoes, lipstick and a Bettie Page wig and becomes the heroine Trasharella. There's a silent-era flashback, a few bad songs and a long scene where she and porn star Mary Carey try on clothes (just to show off breasts). It's nearly plotless and terribly self-indulgent and not campy enough to succeed.