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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (1970)

It was filmed at the same time as the previous Stray Cat (Wild Jumbo) but Sex Hunter is a much better film. It gets the mix of funky Jazz, seduction and gang violence just right. The gangs are split by gender, which, far from being stereotypical, enables the ladies (The Alleycats) to take the centre stage position they deserve. They aren't all knives at dawn; beneath the fire there's a sensitivity that knows its place, when to retreat and when to rule.
The introduction of a 'half-breed' puts an opposing male gang (The Eagles) on the warpath, allowing the series to focus its attentions on racism and how it affects even the counter-cultures.

4 faces at the bar out of 5

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