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Charles Townsend (screenplay)
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February 1976 (USA) See more »
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A rich girl is kidnapped by a revolutionary group, but instead of wanting to be rescued, she decides to join her captors' organization. | Add synopsis »
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Hilarious 70s sexploitation spoof. See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Maria Arnold ... Tania (as Trish Avis)
B.B. Hinds ... Cinque
Tallie Cochrane ... Penny (as Silver Fox)
Shani Nyota ... Pat Nixon
Bobby Russell ... Harold Hound
Susan Ayers ... Prescilla Stall (as Melodie Hartnet)
Patrick Wright ... Cop (as P.M. White)
I. Whitnast ... Newsman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Beth Hughes

Directed by
Nate Rodgers  (as P. Duncan Fingersnarl)
Writing credits
Charles Townsend (screenplay)

Produced by
W. Earl Colson .... associate producer
Edmund Linzy .... executive producer
Nate Rodgers .... producer (as P. Duncan Fingersnarl)
James Simms .... assistant producer
Original Music by
R. Johnson (original music score)
Cinematography by
Otto Focus 
Film Editing by
Nate Rodgers  (as P.D. Fingersnarl)
Makeup Department
Rowena .... makeup artist (as Rowena of Hollywood)
Art Department
Rowena .... set designer (as Rowena of Hollywood)
Sound Department
Michael Cable .... sound technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Boy Best .... best boy
Jacque Borbous .... key grip
Elcee Davison .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rowena .... costumes (as Rowena of Hollywood)
Other crew
P.B. Jones .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sex Queen of the SLA" -
"Gymni komissa" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
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79 min
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Final film of Mary Beth Hughes.See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Hilarious 70s sexploitation spoof., 2 January 2010
Author: sonya90028 from United States

This film is a fun spoof, based on the real-life 70s Patty Hearst kidnapping. In the movie, a young affluent woman named Charlotte Cane, is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her kidnappers are a group of radical revolutionaries, who are holed-up in a grungy hideout, in the Oakland ghetto.

They're a mixed-race bunch, who are committed to camaraderie, and saving the 'people' from the oppressive 'insect pig' capitalists. This band of freedom-fighters, are also dedicated to having lots of sex with each other. There's plenty of juicy sex scenes, including both interracial and lesbian trysts, between the group members. The sex in this film, is very graphic indeed, including showing lots of male full- frontal nudity.

Charlotte gets caught-up in the lustful antics of her kidnappers, and has marathon sex sessions with them all. She enthusiastically enjoys her newly uninhibited sexuality, that the kidnappers have awakened in her. Charlotte also becomes sympathetic, to the radical extremist cause of the group. She even renounces her name, choosing to be called Tanya instead. So, Tanya has to decide if she really wants to return to her former affluent, sheltered existence, when she gets the chance to do so.

If you like 70s sexploitation movies, that emphasis sex over other aspects of plot development, then you'll really enjoy Tanya.

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