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Dinah East1970

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In 1950s Hollywood, a transvestite fools the world into believing he is a glamorous movie diva. When he dies, the secret is out and the film proceeds to tell the story of his relationships with friends and intimates, including a lesbian wardrobe designer, a gay matinee idol (with whom he had an affair), a protective lawyer and washed up prize fighter who becomes his chauffeur.

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yes it was incredible this time just like it was back in 1970 in the theaters I have tried to find it for the past 10 yrs I am glad I did now brought back a lot of memories thank you for have such a good movie

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Dinah East does it with sheer D-movie chutzpah. And a hell of a lot of full-frontal male nudity.

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Very sweet loving and moving story..

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Ab fab camp send up of so many films, movie genres, actors/studio/Hollywood types. Also features crazy, barely post-Stonewall, L.A. "Village People" bar.

I liked this movie. It had real characters and a plausible story line. If I'm not mistaken, it had an 'X' rating back in the day which means it had more "Baby got Front" than most 'R' rated flix these days.

very well written . . . captured an era gone bye!

Corny plot line and pathetic dialog. A total waste of time.

wow nice looking men in this movie. To think Dinah East was also a man.

I really liked this movie. Sure it was a campy soap opera but it was touching and bold for it's time.

Dinah was so glamorous - a true lady! I missed the beginning, so perhaps I did not get some vital information. Why did they keep going on about her being a man or something?

Note: lots of male nudity and 70s fashions - not for the fainthearted!

Fantastic, dream-like, hypnotic, and oh my, that scene in the "gay bar" (it's a set) was 70s Hollywood sleaze at it's best. Remarkably sensitive, considering that it was obviously made by a relatively mainstream outfit to compete with the free-for-all of nudity and sex that was being pumped out by the burgeoning porn industry.

Boy, oh boy, you don't want to miss this one!

awesome

The low-brow coriner got his kicks having sex with dead people!

This is Camp at it's best!

for it being a film from 1970, i really liked it alot, kept my intrest thru the entire film. i highly recommend watching.