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Director: Dirk de Villiers
Stars: Glenda Kemp

Production year: 1976

Rated: NR

Color 4:3 Academy

Language: English

Region 1 DVD

 

Snake Dancer

 

Back in the bad old days of the 1970's, South Africa suffered under one of the most repressive governments the world has known. Most forms of fun were either frowned upon or banned outright. And the notion of a woman joyously dancing naked was enough to cause a riot. Particularly if her partner was a sensual, slithering snake! SNAKE DANCER tells the true story of a woman who dared to be different and, in doing so, showed a whole country that it was possible to break the rules and still survive.

But above all, what the film shows is the incredible dancing and sensual live shows of the amazing Glenda Kemp, who stars as herself. And make no mistake; once you've seen her in action, you'll realize why her government tried to ban her - and why a whole nation cheered her on!

SNAKE DANCER features a great number of Glenda's sexy dance routines including several with her large pet python. These are still strong enough to raise an eyebrow or two, even in the liberal climate of today. But with its gaudy trappings, kitsch and camp costumes and unfamiliar accents, the film is never less than hugely enjoyable. All fans of 70's sexploition will love this one, and you may even learn a thing or two from watching it!

 

Bonus Features include:

 

         Interviews with director Dirk de Villiers

         Featurette: South African exploitation cinema: An interview with South African film critic Trevor Steele-Taylor

         Extensive notes and text essays

         Mondo Macabro previews

 

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