Judge David Johnson was a teenage mother...a long, long time ago.
Our review of Female Animal / Teenage Mother, published September 4th, 2009, is also available.
Nobody does it like the teenagers.
Two incoherent teen-themed movies from days long gone, grouped together under the label of "Exploitation Cinema," despite the relative tameness of the content…save for one notable exception.
Teenage Graffiti (1977)
As far as I can tell, the story centers around a few brothers who live on a farm. At least one of them is graduating and the question of who gets the property is creating rifts in their relationship. Meanwhile, there's a rich MILF relationship, a tall redhead disrobes fairly frequently, and one too many scenes of teenage brothers wrestling in a creek.
Yeah, as far as entertainment value goes, there's next to nothing. Maybe if you squint real hard and apply all your cognitive willpower towards trying your best to enjoy yourself, pointing and laughing at the godforsaken acting, there's the slightest chance you won't want to drive a pool cue into your neck.
Teenage Mother (1967)
Aside from the antiquated spectacle of sex education's political fallout, and the preachy tone of the film itself, we're blessed with the aforementioned birth scene, intimate and uncompromising in its gooiness. Enjoy!
The DVD: surprisingly clean widescreen transfers and mono audio tracks for both films, an MST3K-like commentary on Teenage Mother that's not that funny, and a handful of vintage trailers.
There just isn't enough going on here to recommend. Guilty.
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