(1972)Donald GuariscoGirl Boss Guerilla is a prototypical example of Japan's homegrown "pinky violence" genre of the 1970s; it offers strong female leads, plenty of sex and violence, melodramatic plot twists, and a little bit of bondage-derived kink to spice it all up. This film is designed solely for the exploitation audience because it goes about its racy, brutal business in an unapologetic style -- Norifumi Suzuki never shies away from the material's excesses and the film makes no apology for the criminal, antisocial attitudes of its heroines. The end result isn't for all tastes, mainly because the eroticized S & M torture scenes might make some viewers squirm. Also, the film features sudden bursts of slapstick comedy that will leave others scratching their heads in confusion. However, any B-movie fan that can stick with Girl Boss Guerilla's wild style will find plenty to enjoy. Miki Sugimoto and Reiko Ike make for charismatic and believable "tough gal" leads, Suzuki directs the film with vigor, and the finished film benefits from the high production values and slickness inherent to Japanese exploitation films of this era. The one real problem with Girl Boss Guerilla is that its plot isn't as tight and focused as the best Japanese exploitation items. However, it still manages to deliver the goods in its own roundabout style. In short, Girl Boss Guerilla is a schlocky item with limited appeal, but its eccentric, full-throttle style is guaranteed to please its target audience.