In 1970, 20th Century-Fox, impressed by the visual
zing King of the Nudies Russ Meyer (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!)
brought to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a
studio budget and the title to one of it's biggest hits, Valley of the
Dolls. With a satirical screenplay by Roger Ebert, Beyond the Valley of
the Dolls follows three young female rockers going Hollywood in
hell-bent sixties style under the spell of a flamboyant producer whose
decadent bashes showcase Meyer's trademark libidinal exuberance.
Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous
midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of the
movies great outsider artists.