Girl in Gold Boots (1968)

efore there was “Showgirls” there was “Girl in Gold Boots”. This film is even worse and worse made. You know, I really think the director took himself seriously when he made this movie. Sad, is it not? But I think he didn’t realize that he had a budget to stick to when making this movie.

The plot? Michele is a wanna be dancer (who really can’t dance, but we’re lead to believe she’s the best) but is unfortunately kept with her alcoholic father in the popular restaurant “Eat”. But when a Kasey Kasim wanna be walks in with promises to make her a professional dancer with the help from his sister who is the “main attraction” in L.A., she leaves within the blink of an eye. On their way they pick up a hitchhiker, Critter. Of course there will be tension since everyone loves Michele’s looks.

When they finally arrive in L.A., and there is Christmas decorations all around Hollywood, where’s a better place to go than a haunted house? But it’s just a hidden dance joint where the dancers look like they’re more having seizures and clucking like a chicken then dancing. Michele, Buz, and Critter get involved deeper than they would want in the business with a slick greasy pusher who owns the joint. When Buz’s sister, Joanie, is obviously in bad shape from drugs and possibly overdosing on the fake eyelashes, she confesses that she once had a “pretty mind” and tells Michele to get out before Leo, the pusher, takes her down too. But can Critter and Michele make it alive when they already know too much about a plot and a murder that doesn’t make much sense?

Oh, man. You have no idea how poorly made this film was made, I mean we’re talking just God-awful acting, poor sound, bad editing, atroshish writing, and a horrific picture. I just loved how in one scene, it’s just Critter and Michele are sitting ALONE at a table, but in the blink of an eye Buz is in the picture. I loved MSTK3’s commentary “I’m back! Come on! I just teleported here! It’s impressive!”. Watch the MSTK3 episode, that’s the only way you’ll enjoy the film.