Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Drama / Romance
TW: Homelessness, Homophobia, Pedophilia, Prostitution, Sexism and Misogyny
Worth Watching? No
Bechdel Test? Pass
Race Bechdel Test? Fail
Major LGBT Tropes: Lipstick Lesbian, Mentor in Queerness
Synopsis (from amazon): After bumming across the Southwest, a tough, young woman steals a car and runs off to Mexico, where she visits a bordello and is indoctrinated by a lesbian.
My Thoughts: This was a very weird movie. I found the first half or so hilarious. It's so bad, it has come full circle and is good again. Cher's performance is such utter trash that it is positively delightful. My favorite moments from the first half include:
Running around a stranger's house, turning on every light and every faucet, and shaking salt and pepper all over the kitchen
Calling the Phoenix police from Mexico to report the car she stole
Looking for an empty room in the "cat house" for her first John
After Chastity meets the predatory lesbian brothel owner, the whole thing falls apart.
Best quote of the film:
"You're thinking, aren't you? People always think. I even think!"
Queer Body Count: 0
Straight Body Count: 0
Total Queer Body Count: 13 (22%)
Total Straight Body Count: 16 (9%)
Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0
Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 0
Total Queer Sexual Violence Victim Count: 6 (10%)
Total Straight Sexual Violence Victim Count: 2 (1%)