Monday, August 2, 2010

Cosa Avete Fatto a Solange?

A question will only make sense to fans of exploitation cinema: Was I the only one who didn’t realize that the title character of the 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange? was played by the same actress who just six years later played the victim in the gratuitously brutal I Spit on Your Grave?

Another, perhaps of slightly broader interest: Also, was I the only one who didn’t know that the actress, Camille Keaton, is the stepmother to Lorna Luft, who is the daughter of Judy Garland and the half-sister of Liza Minelli?

Thirdly, the most general of all: Doesn’t Camille Keaton’s association with Judy Gardland, the Minellis and the Lufts make her seem even crazier yet?

Finally, a question that is neither here nor there: Can you stop and imagine for a moment how different What Have You Done to Solange? and I Spit on Your Grave would have been if Liza Minelli had played the victim in either?

image sources: spit title card, solange title card

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