The Cockettes Elevator Girls in Bondage

 

The Cockettes Elevator Girls in Bondage

 

Shot at a flop house south of Market Street, this film centers around four elevator girls who revolt against their employer played by Big Daryl as the mean and bossy, Bald-Headed Sally. Michael Kalman, who wrote and directed this piece, had his own political radar finely tuned from his days at University of California. In Elevator Girls he does the cameo role of Bun E. Hugger, as well as imbuing the film with a decidedly political angst invoking the spirit of Karl Marx as well as the antics of the Black Panther Party. Behind the scenes of this campy production were equal portions of Hollywood excess, Marxist socialism and the illicit industry of some daring entrepreneurs.

 

 

Rumi in the Cockettes Elevator Girls in Bondage

Rumi in the Cockettes Elevator Girls in Bondage
Photo David Wise
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