Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This free-wheeling sex spoof features the Warhol "factory" personality, transvestite Holly Woodlawn. At the time this film was made, Warhol was not so interested in making films and was turning his attentions to producing the magazine, Interview. His film celebrities and the sensibility they served found new outlets, such as this one. Told in a series of vignettes, the story concerns a country girl (Woodlawn) who comes to the big city hoping to become a star. Colorful characters abound in this low-budget film, as do sexual situations. One character is a cab-driving nun, another is a midget wrestler. The names of these characters poke fun at famous movie and theater roles. One is named "Blanche Dubois," another is "Mary Poppins," yet another is "Rhett Butler," and so on. One highlight of the film is a scene which parodies Busby Berkeley musicals.

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actor, blues-music, eccentric, midget, producer [showbiz], sister, songwriter, stars [celebrities], transvestite, wrestling-Greco-Roman, scarecrows