Friday, July 26, 2013

#1,075. The Dirty Mind of Young Sally (1973)

Directed By: Bethel Buckalew

Starring: Colleen Brennan, George 'Buck' Flower, Norman Fields

Tag line: "She's radio's answer to Fanny Hill - turn her on and she'll turn you on! Her throat will really get you up... in the morning!"

Trivia: Film debut of Colleen Brennan (billed as "Sharon Kelly"). She was discovered dancing at the Classic Cat topless club on the Sunset Strip

The Dirty Mind of Young Sally, a 1973 sexploitation comedy, marked the screen debut of Sharon Kelly (aka Colleen Brennan), a young actress who would eventually graduate from soft-core to hardcore porn. Truth is, prior to this movie, I had never heard of Ms. Kelly, but after watching The Dirty Mind of Young Sally, I’m hoping to see a lot more of her (pun definitely intended).

Sally (Kelly) leads a double life, working as a receptionist at a local radio station and, in her free time, hosting her own pirate radio show, a sex-themed program that, with the help of good pal Toby (‘Buck’ Flower), she broadcasts from the back of her van three times a day. Sally’s show, which features everything from sex advice to her masturbating on the air, is a huge hit, but not everyone’s happy she’s a radio sensation. Determined to shut her down, Sgt. Dimwitte (Norman Fields) is frantically searching for the elusive Sally, whose mobile studio keeps her on the move, and thus out of reach of the long arm of the law.

Be warned: The Dirty Mind of Young Sally is a film that lives up to its title. The scenes where Sally is broadcasting are downright erotic (she likes to touch herself as she’s talking into the microphone), and at one point, she even records a sexual encounter with Toby, so she can play it back on a later show. As for the sex scenes, they’re fairly graphic. After tuning in to Sally’s program, three couples lying on the beach start to get it on, and we see just about everything, from full frontal nudity (female and male) to simulated sex (oral and otherwise). Technically, because of what it doesn’t show, The Dirty Mind of Young Sally is still a soft-core flick, but at times, it gets damn close to hardcore territory.

Plot-wise, the movie is fairly weak; its flimsy tale of a radio show on wheels is just an excuse to string a bunch of sex scenes together. As for the performances, they’re on par with what you’d expect from a ‘70s soft core film, meaning they’re nothing special. Even Sharon Kelly doesn’t come across as a great actress, yet while her thespian instincts may not have been up to snuff, her charisma sure was. A super-hot redhead, she can turn you on just by talking into a microphone, and she’s so sultry in the role that I’ll definitely be checking out a few more of her films.

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