The amount of times that Myrna Loy’s character says that something that’s clearly Clark Gable’s character’s fault, his her own, stopped me from giving this film a five star review. And while I understand that marital ties were rather different in 1936, I also think that this movie has the self awareness to have done a bit better in that department. Love Harlow and Loy, though. They’re both wonderful, especially Harlow.
I mean this isn’t a good film. It’s not even good film adjacent, but it does have entertainment value, which is mostly because it’s like an episode of The Red Shoe Diaries and a really long version of “The Captain of her Heart” music video.
What other film, I ask you, has not only a subplot where the lead actress goes about consciously converting a man to heterosexuality but also does so with prawns! Yes you read that right! Gloria/…
Sextette is not a good movie, but it’s a movie that is sure to make you happy even at the darkest of times. It has a wonderful cast, which includes Timothy Dalton, Dom DeLuise, Tony Curtis, George Hamilton and Walter Pigeon. It’s a film that is fascinating, because as usual, Mae West makes her own rules, and anyone who doesn’t want to play by play by them, can take a leap.
Don’t watch this movie with expectations of greatness or because you want to be clever and deride it. Just watch it in good fun, and you’ll enjoy it so much.
This film is like being fed the 80’s through an IV. It’s like everyone was fed on a diet of spandex, Aqua Net and perm cream. The plot leaps giddily from one set piece where the walls are salmon and everyone has huge hair to another. People’s apartments and bedrooms look like something out of an 80’s issue of Cosmo, which makes sense due to the film’s title and premise.
In pure 80’s style, all the drama takes places whilst…