Friday, August 25, 2017

Did Baby Shoot Her Sugardaddy? (1972)

Low-budget slop with elements of crime and sexploitation, plus a few anemic attempts at humor, Did Baby Shoot Her Sugardaddy? packs nearly all of its appeal into a memorable title. To be fair, the picture has a hint of the kinkiness the moniker suggests, what with a mother/daughter seduction team and a transvestite hostess welcoming guests to a Mafia-operated brothel. Yet Jean Van Hearn proves inept as both writer and director, the cheap production values suit the clumsy storytelling, and the picture gets bogged down with interminable scenes of strippers grinding away onstage. Simply as a relief from tedium, the best moment is a nonsensical sequence during which a cop interrogates a stripper until she opens a closet, and out staggers a giant hoodlum who groans and stretches his arms like Frankenstein’s monster—thus triggering a brawl accompanied by sassy go-go music. It’s an idiotic sequence, but at least it’s something. The confusing story revolves around a missing briefcase containing $1 million in Mob money. A cop, who either works for the Mob or the police or both, gets tasked with investigating whether a dead gangster’s sexy wife, Yvonne, or her equally alluring daughter, Baby, murdered the gangster to steal his money, and whether the women know of the money’s whereabouts. Somehow this leads to the cop sleeping with Yvonne while Baby secretly takes pictures of the encounter. And so on. At its most discombobulated, Did Baby Shoot Her Sugardaddy? edges into horror, thanks to a scene of Yvonne seducing a dude while her husband’s corpse rots under a nearby bed. Long story short, this one’s to be avoided except by connoisseurs of crap.

Did Baby Shoot Her Sugardaddy?: LAME

1 comment:

Guy Callaway said...

Sorry, but everything you've ticked as a negative for this makes me want to see it. ;)