INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS (1973)
Article 4454 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Denis Saunders
Featuring William Smith, Anitra Ford, Victoria Vetri
What it is: Science fiction exploitation
A town with a government research facility is the site for a number of deaths of men who have had heart attacks from an overabundance of sexual activity. A government agent is sent to investigate.
Apparently Nicholas Meyer wanted to have his name taken off the credits due to script tampering. I can’t help but wonder what elements were his and what was the result of tampering. Given that the movie isn’t outright porn, I suspect the only place it could lead is into exploitation, and that’s what you get here; there’s lots of nudity, quite a bit sex humor, I’m never quite sure exactly what the experiments that result in the bee girls are supposed to accomplish, but in a movie like this, explanations are probably extraneous. At any rate, I suspect that the main audience for this one are those who are attracted to the central concept in the first place. For those primarily interested in its fantastic content, there’s not a lot here.