Patch Things Up

To paraphrase some musty, old Klingon proverb we’ve heard once or twice, revenge is a dish best served cold. And in the 1973 Swedish sexploitation schlockfest Hooker’s Revenge, it’s served up with a breakfast of buckshot via the one-eyed, shotgun-wielding female protagonist known as Frigga.

Kidnapped, raped, mutilated, and forced into a life of prostitution, this heroin-addicted heroine (portrayed by Christina Lindberg) spends the second half of the ultra-violent film, which was one of Quentin Tarantino’s many influences when making Kill Bill, offing pervs and dispensing double-barreled retribution.

It’s the sort of trashy cinematic throwback that’s right up the alley of local film guru Andrea "The Midnite Movie Mamacita" Beesley, which is why she’ll be showing the flick at FilmBar as a part of her Ms. Behaving series of bad girl movies.

Fri., April 19, 10 p.m., 2013
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.