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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls(1970)

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Tired of playing to high school audiences, Kelly, Casey, and Pet, members of a rock trio, travel to Hollywood, accompanied by Harris Allsworth, the band's manager and Kelly's lover. There they are befriended by Kelly's Aunt Susan, an advertising executive, who, despite the misgivings of her lawyer, Porter Hall, decides to share with Kelly the family fortune. At an orgy the band is discovered by the effeminate entrepreneur host, Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell, who rechristens them "The Carrie Nations." Among lovers quickly acquired at Ronnie's party are Lance, a boorish gigolo, who enters into a liaison with Kelly; Emerson, a law student who wins Pet's love; and Roxanne, a lesbian designer who captures Casey's heart. As the celebrated trio perform on national television, Harris, distraught by Kelly's infidelity and Casey's impregnation by him, hurls himself from the catwalk. He is rushed to the hospital, where Dr. Scholl informs Kelly that Harris can look forward to life as a paraplegic. Realizing that Harris is her true love, Kelly devotes herself to his care. Touched by Casey's plight, Roxanne arranges an abortion. Ronnie invites Lance, Roxanne, and Casey to a private party, at which costumes are distributed. Dressed as Superwoman, Ronnie attempts to seduce Lance, who is attired in a loin cloth. Rejected, Ronnie binds the gigolo. After revealing that he is, in fact, a woman, Ronnie bears her breasts, brandishes a sword, and chops off Lance's head. She then plunges a gun into the sleeping Roxanne's mouth and fires. Terrified, Casey phones her friends, who rush to her rescue but arrive too late. As Emerson and Kelly attempt to subdue Ronnie, the gun discharges, killing the transvestite. During the fray, however, the crippled Harris is miraculously cured. In a triple wedding ceremony, Kelly and Harris, Pet and Emerson, and Aunt Susan and an old love are united.