A Cinco de Mayo Message….From Machete!!

At the heart of any Exploitation movie is Taboo.

Taboo is what gives it’s identity. It’s what fuels it.

Some Taboo is just that. Taboo. Be it nostalgia for the Pre-Code days of Hollywood or the fetish of  naughty nuns, biker gangs  and lesbians. Hard to deny flesh = cash.

But there are some Taboos that are meaningful. Like childbirth, underage marriage, gender issues, and coming to terms with sexuality. While yes, they’re considered exploitation, they are merely there because they were controversial for the times.

I think my colleagues in this field would agree that this faux Exploitationer has now turned in to a full blown Exploitation film of the later persuasion.

And I can not wait for it.

HT: AICN

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