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A possible prelude to NATURAL BORN KILLERS, executive producer Andy Warhol's BAD is as low as it goes. Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. L.T. is a parasite and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit since she prefers using women but she decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she regularly pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job. But Hazel doesn't want to sacrifice any of her usual "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life.

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No Holly Woodlawn or Joe Dallessandro, and Paul Morrissey isn't directing, either. Still, you get Stefania Casini (Blood for Dracula) and Carroll "Baby Doll" Baker! The direction has more focus, and the editing a quicker pace than other Warhol-produced movies. That's neither good nor bad, just a matter of preference. Dialogue is less strung-out, but enjoyably awkward all the same. As in just about all the movies to which the master of tacky, silkscreened anti-art lent his name, the "message" seems pretty conservative: unlike, say, the colorful riffraff in John Waters' films, none of the characters really seems to enjoy the ride. It might just be a coincidence, but three years later, Ronald Reagan became president.

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No Holly Woodlawn or Joe Dallessandro, and Paul Morrissey isn't directing, either. Still, you get Stefania Casini (Blood for Dracula) and Carroll "Baby Doll" Baker! The direction has more focus, and the editing a quicker pace than other Warhol-produced movies. That's neither good nor bad, just a matter of preference. Dialogue is less strung-out, but enjoyably awkward all the same. As in just about all the movies to which the master of tacky, silkscreened anti-art lent his name, the "message" seems pretty conservative: unlike, say, the colorful riffraff in John Waters' films, none of the characters really seems to enjoy the ride. It might just be a coincidence, but three years later, Ronald Reagan became president.

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I really liked this film. I went in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. This was dark, intriguing, and exciting film that was way ahead of its time -- and I loved every minute of it!

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i have seen this film many, many, many times, and i always, always, always enjoy it. such fun. and brigette polk's performance still blows me away.

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"People are sick. The more you see 'em, the sicker they look." So says one of the characters in this incredible parade of depravity. You might compare some aspects of it to John Waters, and it also feels like a companion to Taxi Driver, which came out in the same year; but really, it's in a class all its own. The performances are somewhat amateur, yet they are absolutely perfect. The dialogue is amazing. I noticed that quite a few reviewers here have watched it more than once, and I agree that it bears up to multiple viewings. There's some real substance to this, and it's constructed in a very artful way. I think the director was making a statement about the inner fragility of the characters, even though they are so sick and demented in their behavior. Judge for yourself. In my opinion, I think this is one of the best movies ever.

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maybe it gets better but too dumb for me........

This is my favorite movie. There is an excellent scene missing from this version, where Glenda and Marsha mug a guy in wheelchair for his radio. It's a shame it's not here.

Great mayhem!

Oh My GOD! it just so Good! Bruno in Love!

At first glance, I couldn't understand what was being played out. The script was incoherent to me. But being a person who has to watch films more than once to get what they are saying, I took a shine to this film the second time around and it keeps getting better with each viewing! Perry King was the draw for me to watch it and what an out of the way picture and character he chose to do. I'm very glad that he did! If you like dark humor and unexpected and sometimes unexplained behavior then this picture is for you because it is FAR from the mainstream. Loved it and the viewings to come :)