Part of the Loft Film Fest, running Nov. 8 — 16, presented by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment and the National Endowment for the Arts. View the schedule and get tickets & passes at bit.ly/2dZ4sPn
Going far beyond the over-the-top sex symbol’s candy-colored public persona, this campy yet fascinating documentary reveals the enigmatic, intelligent woman behind the platinum tresses, pneumatic measurements and extravagantly lurid lifestyle.
Directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes deconstruct the Mansfield image and mystique, combining archival material, quirky song and dance numbers, and interviews with a wide and, at times, wonderfully unexpected cast of actors, directors and academics, including John Waters, Mary Woronov, Mamie Van Doren, Tippi Hedren and Kenneth Anger. A life story “based on rumor and hearsay,” Mansfield 66/67 holds a twisted mirror up to the Hollywood Dream Machine, exposing the shocking truth about how becoming involved with Satanism seemed like a promising solution for a fading starlet struggling to remain relevant.
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