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September 22, 2015

Episode 237: Cleo/Leo (1989)

Special Guests: Scott Baker, Jane Hamilton, Ginger Lynn Allen, Larry Revene
Guest Co-Host: Jill Nelson

When a chauvinist pig (Scott Baker) gets shot for harassing women, he's reincarnated as a woman (Jane Hamilton) in order to learn a lesson about life. Chuck Vincent's Cleo/Leo is a terrific look at gender relations and institutional sexism.

We're joined once again by author Jill Nelson to discuss Cleo/Leo, Blake Edwards's Switch, Roberta Findlay's Angel on Fire (AKA Angel Number Nine) and Vincente Minnelli's Goodbye Charley.

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Buy Life in a Film Can by Larry Revene
Buy Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968-1985 by Jill Nelson
Buy John Holmes: A Life Measured in Inches by Jill Nelson & Jennifer Sugar
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Visit the 1976 Tapes from California website
Read American Ticklers: The Early R-Rated Films of Chuck Vincent by Paul Freitag
Read 40 Most Fascinating Gender-Bending Characters of Psychotronic Film by Paul Freitag

"Mister Sister" - Kate Pierson
"Fantasy World" - Ginger Lynn
"Both Sides Now" - Leonard Nimoy
"Ginger Lynn" - Ken's Loud Band


1 comment:

  1. I am certain I have "Cleo/Leo" taped off Cinemax® (in SLP speed) on VHS here at the abode.
    From Jerry Butler's "Raw Talent" book (the female accompanying Jerry on the cover looks like G.L.(A.)): He mentions the method to get Ginger to perform her dialogue. ..."I like Ginger, but I think the industry has made too much of her. Her acting is cute - when she's placed in the proper roles. Unfortunately, she too often appears in parts that are ridiculous for an actress with her limitations. Ginger's so popular because she seems like the innocent girl/nympho next door. A little over five feet tall, she's a little shrimp who used to be scared shitless. Now she has the world by the balls."