Joy (1977)Starring Sharon Mitchell, Jake Teague and R.Bolla
Really a great little film, that kind of jump started the career of a young Sharon Mitchell. Basically, she plays the typical female who is pressured into a sexual situation, in which she refuses her boyfriends sexual advances and in the process she is no longer burdened by her relationship. In a classic turn of events, she is violated and raped and er…… loves it! Let’s all remember that this was truly an era when political correctness was in it’s infancy, so just enjoy this golden age classic.
During this past summer, I was thrilled to find some of the original artwork for many of our films, from the art for the box covers to the original story boards and movie cards. It was during one day in August that I found the art for ‘Joy’. There was actually a wonderful storyboard campaign for this film and it’s working titles. And after finding them, it makes the film that much more vintage. I think the title might not have gone over as well in the 70′s as ‘Meet the Rapists’ or ‘The Female Rapist’ , but today, that is what the cult fans are looking for, plus I own the original negative, so it might be worth a restoration at some point, maybe even with a Sharon Mitchell commentary?
Take a look!