Anthology Film Archives | 32 Second Avenue
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
by Russ Meyer
This screening is part of: THE GLANDSCAPE ARTIST: RUSS MEYER
Archival print courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
The members of all-girl rock band the Kelly Affair get roped into a web of intrigues after arriving in Los Angeles and quickly ascending to local stardom following an impromptu concert at the mansion of pop producer and snake oil salesman Z-Man (John Lazar, borrowing certain personality traits from Phil Spector). Co-written by none other than Roger Ebert, the film was initially envisioned as a faithful sequel to Mark Robson’s VALLEY OF THE DOLLS but (thankfully) wound up mutating into a delirious standalone spoof of all things Hollywood.