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      Sugar Cookies

      R 1972 1h 30m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A woman (Mary Woronov) seeks vengeance against the pornographic filmmaker (George Shannon) who killed her lesbian lover (Lynn Lowry). Read More Read Less

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      Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com Entertaining in a B-movie way, offering a steady stream of threatening behavior and spastic seductions to help ease an awkward Vertigo-inspired plot into place. Rated: B- Jul 5, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Again, Lynn Lowry carries the film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Almost no plot to speak of. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Written by Lloyd Kaufman long before his Troma days. For how much I like some of the schlock that he has made w/ Troma he almost seems better suited to serve up a straight exploitation movie. Lucky in casting to have Corman regular Mary Woronov she gives a grand performance playing both mind & sex games seeking revenge. I was also very happy to see Lynn Lowry from I Drink Your Blood in this. She caught my attention in that (even if her role is uncreditted) & I was happy to see her sugar cookies in this. They should have actually called this Sugar Boobies because it's riddled w/ nudity & lesbianism including vaginal insertion w/ a gun. I have a old Roger's Video review book & they gave this a turkey!...Mainstream critics don't know shit Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I checked this out on Netfux Instant Watch simply because I was curious to see what kind of role Mary Woronov played, which was again the 'sorta hot butchy bi-sexual' type that she seemed cast in numerous times in these low budget features from the 70's. A pornographer's mind-games basically mind-fuck a model into killing herself, so Woronov seeks revenge by any means necessary. It's watchable if a bit over the top and far-fetched at different turns. Worth a rental. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Crass and weird, the script probably appealed to Woronov for that reason. This former dancer from the Velvet Underground rocks as an actress, if strange in preference for parts... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A very early Oliver Stone (associate-)produced film, and one of the first films in the impressive career of Lloyd Kaufman (co-founder and president of the world's only real independent film studio Troma, creator of the Toxic Avenger and, at the prestigious Amsterdam Fantastic Filmfestival, lifetime-achievement awarded filmmaker for over 30 years). Having raised the money for this film on his own, Lloyd wrote this script together with Theodore Gershuni in 1970 and in hindsight regrets having listened to advice to have Gershuni else direct the film instead of doing it himself. But back then he was still inexperienced in the business and it is probably because of decisions like these that he takes no nonsense from anyone anymore. Indeed it would have been interesting to see Lloyd's version of his own script - as one of the world's most original, daring, experimental and non-compromising directors he probably would have given it even more edge than it already has. But as it is we have the Gershuni-directed film. And weather it is due to the strong script, or the fact that he too is indeed quite a director of his own, SUGAR COOKIES is a very intelligent, highly suspenseful and well-crafted motion picture that deserves a lot more attention than it receives. The shoestring budget the small studio (this was even before Kaufman and his friend and partner for over 30 years now, Michael Herz, formed Troma) had to work with is so well handled that the film looks a lot more expensive, indeed does not have a "low budget" look at all. The story revolves around lesbian Camilla Stone (played by enigmatic Mary Woronow) and her lover who winds up dead through circumstances I won't reveal not to spoil a delightful story. This leads to a succession of plot-twists, mind games and personality reform that is loosely inspired by Hitchcock's Vertigo and at least as inventive. The atmosphere is a lot grimmer, though, and some comparisons to Nicholas Roeg's and Donald Cammell's PERFORMANCE come to mind. In this mix is a very original and inventive erotic laden thriller that keeps it quite unclear as to how it is all going to end, which, along with a splendidly interwoven sub-plot with a nod to Kaufman's earlier and unfortunately unavailable BIG GUSS WHAT'S THE FUSS, makes for a very exciting one-and-a-half-hour. Certainly one of the best films in Troma's library, and yet again one of those films that defy the curious fantasy that their catalog is one of bad taste. The DVD includes some recent interviews Kaufman conducts with Woronov and the other leading lady Lynn Lowry (later seen in George Romero's THE CRAZIES), thus giving some interesting insight in what went on during the making of this cult-favorite and a few hints of what would be different had Lloyd directed it himself. Highly recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A woman (Mary Woronov) seeks vengeance against the pornographic filmmaker (George Shannon) who killed her lesbian lover (Lynn Lowry).
      Director
      Theodore Gershuny
      Screenwriter
      Theodore Gershuny, Lloyd Kaufman
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 29, 2004
      Runtime
      1h 30m