Gerry O’Hara, 1963 (That Kind of Girl)
Lindsay Shonteff, 1970 (Permissive)
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That Kind of Girl:
London is in full ’60s swing in THAT KIND OF GIRL, a shamelessly entertaining exploitation
film that revels in sexual titillation while moralising about the dangers of ‘sexual transmitted diseases’ (STDs).
Retitled Teenage Tramp in the US, it follows blonde bombshell au pair Eva (Margaret Rose Keil)
as she pursed by a variety of tongue-lolling men, from an ageing playboy to a
protesting college kid. She twists the night away with them in a variety of dingy clubs
and striptease palaces, until a checkup reveals she has contracted VD. Shocked and awed,
Eva tries to mend her ways, and tells each of her nighttime amours the truth, with
explosive results. From "Ban the Bomb" marches to crisp campuses and conservatively
domestic homes, THAT KIND OF GIRL is an evocative and overheated vision of 60s
London that has to be seen to be believed.
UK 1963 B&W 77 min 1.33:1 Not Rated
Directed by Gerry O’Hara
Produced by Robert Hartford-Davis
Screenplay by Jan Read
Director of Photography: Peter Newbrook
With Margaret Rose Keil, David Weston, Linda Marlowe
A gritty artifact from Britain’s 1970s counter-culture, PERMISSIVE is a tragically moving account
of a young woman’s initiation into the world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Suzy (Maggie Stride)
arrives in London without a penny, to visit her school friend Fiona (Gay Singleton). Fiona soon
introduces Suzy to the life of a groupie, filled with short-lived highs and lingering, jealousy-fueled
lows. After a series of indolent affairs, Suzy gets dumped from a band’s tour, and has to fend for
herself on the streets. Shot on authentically seedy locations, with a psychedelic soundtrack
provided by cult rockers Comus and Forever More, PERMISSIVE is a powerful, de-mythologized
look at the end of the hippie-dom.
UK 1970 Colour 90 min 1.33:1 Not Rated
Directed by Lindsay Shonteff
Produced by Jack Shulton
Screenplay by Jeremy Craig Dryden
With Maggie Stride, Gay Singleton, Gilbert Wynne.