These Girls Are Fools
Source: the Internet Archive
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
These Girls Are Fools was also released as Hell is a Place Called Hollywood (1950) and reissued in 1956, but may have been filmed in the ’40s. This is both a time capsule and an ironic oddity: a Hollywood exploitation film about the dangers of exploitation in Hollywood. A naive girl with dreams of stardom lands her first role in a dubious ‘art film’. Unable to get any more film offers, she is forced to work as a nude model for cheap girlie magazines. The last session shows her in bondage with whip marks on her back to illustrate a fetishistic story. Quite daring for its time. This was most likely made for independent theaters that ran seedy B-movies about drug addiction, prostitution, female wrestling, and so forth.