Cinderella (1977)

Article 3383 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 10-6-2010
Posting Date: 11-18-2010
Directed by Michael Pataki
Featuring Cheryl Smith, Yana Nirvana, Marilyn Corwin
Country: USA
What it is: Soft-core comedy musical fairy tale

When her ugly stepmother and evil stepsisters don’t let Cinderella go to the royal ball, she receives the help of her fairy godmother to help her meet the handsome prince.

I’d say the idea of a soft-core comedy musical version of the classic fairy tale is stupid, but I really can’t; compared to some of the other fairy tales I’ve seen given this treatment, at least this one has a story arc that lends itself to the sex. And, for what it’s worth, this one has enough bizarre and freaky touches (the grotesque makeup on Cinderella’s relatives, the bizarre dream sequence, and the casting of Sy Richardson as the Fairy Godmother) that it actual has a certain appeal beyond the obvious. The songs aren’t really memorable, but at least they’re not painful. All in all, this is one of the better movies of its type.

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