Thursday, April 22, 2010
Its almost drive in season!
OK, for a second, lets set the camp value of Kitten With A Whip aside, and look at it in 1964 sensibilities, shall we? For those of you who have never seen the movie version of "Wade Miller's" 1959 book, it is the story of a nubile girl gone bad (Ann-Margaret) who tries to beat the system by blackmailing an older, middle-aged politician. Back in 1964, she was the aggressor, he the victim. And the the title for God's sake! KITTEN WITH A WHIP!
OK, so lets put on our jaded modern era minds and look at it another way. Would this movie be even remotely possible today? Who would step in to Ann-Margaret's role? Anyone, anyone? What about John Forsyth's role? Anyone, anyone?
If you've never seen the movie, go out and rent it - its a hoot.