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Charles Townsend (screenplay)
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February 1976 (USA) See more »
She'll make you join the Sexual Liberation Army! See more »
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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  (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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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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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
The secret sex life of Patty Hearst!, 20 December 2000
Author: eegah-3 ( from Minneapolis, MN

This is a pretty dull Patty Hearst themed flick that mostly just alternates ugly sex scenes with non-sensical anti-capitalist rantings and a TV newscaster giving skewed versions of the news of the day (1975). Big afros and a decent rock instrumental score (by S.W.A.T.) do not a good movie make.

But check out these credits: Director/Producer - P. Duncan Fingersnarl, Director of Photography - Otto Focus. The credits also claim that this film is based on a play called "Take My Virtue But Not My Dignity" which itself was supposedly based on a novel called "Daughter of an Empire, Mother of a Revolution" by Broderick Turntwist(!). Nutty!

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