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|Marika Rivera||French Singer|
|Jill Melford||Chief Hostess|
|Malcolm Reynolds||Gantry Boy|
|William Hootkins||1st. Punter|
|Rupert Frazer||2nd. Punter|
|Hal Galili||Big Shot|
|Matthew Chapman||Director, Screenwriter|
|Don Boyd||Executive Producer, Producer|
|George Fenton||Score Composer|
|Hazel Peiser||Production Designer|
|John Sanders||Sound/Sound Designer|
Posted November 15, 2012
This 1980 film, starring Helen Mirren, hit US theaters right after Excalibur. I remember seeing a trailer for it. “See Hussy!” the voice-over commanded. Still smitten by her performance as Morgana, I was wild to see Hussy. But sadly, it vanished from theaters within a week or so.
I don’t know what made me search for it after all these years, but I was astounded to find it on Net Flix. So I lived out my decades-long fantasy. I actually watched Hussy.
As you might expect, it didn’t live up to my expectations. In fact, it's a dreadful film. I turned it off after less than an hour. But still, it was Helen Mirren. The young Helen Mirren. in this role, she’s a nightclub hostess and occasional call girl -- at least, that's what the poster for the film says. In one scene she has to entertain a client. He’s a very fat guy. She tells him that if he doesn’t behave, she’s going to charge him by the pound. God knows why she made this film, after O Lucky Man, Excalibur, and all those Shakespearean roles.
Now, having written all this and dredged up old memories, maybe I’ll watch the rest of Hussy after all.