Russ Meyer's film is another of his technically polished sexplicit dramas, this time free of physical violence and brutality, and hyped with some awkwardly developed draft-dodging and patriotism angles.
Russ Meyer’s film is another of his technically polished sexplicit dramas, this time free of physical violence and brutality, and hyped with some awkwardly developed draft-dodging and patriotism angles.Vixen is a girl who can’t say no, and she proves it every seven minutes. She finds time for her husband, too. There is a frankness to Meyer’s sex scenes, in that they are unabashed in their frequent amorality, motivated without hypocrisy, and executed with dispatch. No tortured rationalizing here (Meyer’s budget – $70,000 – couldn’t afford it anyway), nor any sophisticated gloss-over. His people simply meet, rut a bit, then move along. Often the sequences are hilarious in their unbelievability. Erica Gavin is featured in title role, and besides the ample visual aspect, carries off the dramatic moments to okay effect. Garth Pillsbury is her square husband, Jon Evans her motorcycle hood brother, and Peter Carpenter the passing Mountie with whom she passes the first few minutes.
Eve/Coldstream. Director Russ Meyer; Producer Russ Meyer; Screenplay Robert Rudelson; Camera Russ Meyer; Editor Russ Meyer; Music Igo Kantor; Art Director Wilfred Kues
(Color) Extract of a review from 1968. Running time: 71 MIN.
Erica Gavin Harrison Page Garth Pillsbury Michael O'Donnell Vincene Wallace Robert Aiken