Dir. Doris Wishman
1965, USA, 65 min
No one will ever make movies like Doris Wishman made movies. One of the most prolific women filmmakers in the history of American cinema, writer-director-editor Wishman created DIY collisions between surrealism and exploitation that feel like they materialized from an alternate universe. Bad Girls Go To Hell – Wishman’s iconic, gutter-noir crime epic – follows the story of Meg (Gigi Darlene), a housewife who becomes embroiled with a string of violent and sexual encounters while trying to shake the police. Filled with dreamlike visions, gorgeous DIY photography, and pulpy exploitation, Bad Girls Go To Hell has been newly restored in 2K from its original 35mm camera negative.
Content warning: This film includes challenging and/or triggering subject matter, scenes of sexual assault and violence.
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