BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS is a riotous camp tale about three buxom young women, all aspiring pop singers, who move to Hollywood with hopes of making it big.
In Russ Meyer's BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, all-girl rock band the Kelly Affair moves to Los Angeles in pursuit of fame and fortune. Upon meeting wealthy rock scenester Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell (John Lazar) at one of his lavish parties, they believe they've met the man who can bring them fame. Changing their name to the Carrie Nations, they navigate their way through a maze of sexual misadventures, drugs, and brushes with some very unpleasant characters only to find that fame comes at a price. Livening up the considerably frantic proceedings are Meyer starlets Edy Williams and Erica Gavin (VIXEN), as well as an appearance by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. Finally invited to work within a major studio (20th Century Fox) following the enormous success of 1968's VIXEN, Meyer, along with screenwriter Roger Ebert, created the ultimate sex, drugs, and rock & roll film of the psychedelic era. An altogether odd mixture of comedy, drama, and left-field shocks punctuated with memorably wacky lines, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS lets Meyer's reliably decadent formula mingle agreeably with the psychedelia of the time.
A Rock 'n' Roll Extravaganza Of Ample Proportions!
Step into a delirious kaleidoscope of the psychedelic '60s in this hilarious and lusty parody of the 1967 hit film, VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. Directed by auteur Russ Meyer and written by then-fledgling film critic Roger Ebert, this wildly sexy cult classic 'spoofs, celeabrates and derides the swinging culture all at once.'
Fun-loving bombshells Kelly, Casey and Pet have a rock band, and they're headed to Hollywood to make it big. Thanks to Kelly's well-connected aunt, they soon find themselves at a hedonistic love-in thrown by eccentric music promoter Ronnie 'Z-Man' Barzell. He takes them under his wing, and a new world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll unfolds. Superstardom is within reach, if only their newfound distractions don't get in the way.