When is porn not porn? Well, when it’s all dressed up as a super snazzy spy thriller film called Ginger from 1971, I suppose.
Produced as the first installment of a reasonably budgeted trilogy of lady cop action films in the early 1970’s, Ginger, and its sequels The Abductors (1972) and Girls Are for Loving (1973), stars the indomitable Cheri Caffaro as its hip talking, miniskirt wearing, tall blonde, gun toting namesake. We are immediately informed, during the opening credits, that our heroine, 23-year-old Ginger McAllister, who isn’t a ginger at all, was raised in the Hamptons by wealthy parents who died eight months ago in a plane crash. This gives her a sort of Bruce Wayne/Batman edge that all of the other leggy blonde ultra-vixens fighting crime can only dream about.
We also learn that she graduated from a 4-year university with a “straight B” average, and degrees in history and political science. She is a tri-Delta, which may or may not qualify her to kick some royal ass, although her education suggests that she will be able to tell someone exactly why she is kicking his ass after some suitably erudite repartee.
They just don’t build them like this anymore...
Anthony Galli currently lives in Athens, Georgia. He shares a birthday with his black cat, Magic, and they both claim Wings of Desire as their favorite film. Anthony has published two books of poetry, Amnesia for Insomniacs and Invisible Idiot.