|Vintage Pulp||May 29 2009|
We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking she has a penis coming out of her armpit. But no, it isn’t a penis—it’s a stinger. However, like a penis, it isn’t much to look at until it gets excited and wants to play. The game it prefers is the one where it gives you a dose of rabies so advanced you turn into a frothing homicidal maniac. We showed you the American promo art for Rabid not long ago, but you didn’t get a cockpit shot in that one, so we figured we’d be completist and post this amazing Thai art. Also, we figured another tribute to the recently departed Marilyn Chambers was appropriate. She’s been eulogized mainly as a porn star, but the best film she ever made was this one, in which she pricks the boys and makes them die.
|Hollywoodland | Femmes Fatales||Apr 14 2009|
Six days ago we posted about Marilyn Chambers, and now she's been found dead in her trailer home in Santa Clarita, California. Cause of death is as yet unknown.
|Vintage Pulp||Apr 8 2009|
Marilyn Chambers doesn’t often get sufficient credit for what she did here—she made the first leap from porno vixen to mainstream lead. Yes, Rabid was low budget, but it was also general release, a modest hit, and pretty damn convincing as well, from both the acting and special effects standpoints. As a bonus, it features possibly the grimmest poster of all time. Plenty of adult actresses have tried to accomplish what Chambers did, including Sasha Grey in Steven Soderberg’s upcoming The Girlfriend Experience, but Chambers was the first and—based upon early word on The Girlfriend Experience—remains the best. Though Cronenberg has gone on to direct high-budget masterpieces like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, Rabid remains a compulsory component of his catalogue. As for Chambers, she never really got another shot in a mainstream movie. The rest is (porno) history. Rabid premiered in the U.S. today in 1977.
|Vintage Pulp||Jan 30 2009|
Above is a Marilyn Chambers promo poster for her x-rated film Inside Marilyn Chambers, and below that is the image used to make the poster. Chambers was a former model for Ivory Snow Soap, whose advertising slogan was “99 & 44/100% Pure”. She appeared at the Mitchell Brothers Four Star Theater in Los Angeles, today in 1975.