sorry for the mistakes!
Several of my acquaintances would be ready to swear that hairdressers
for women are all gay and that blacks have it big. Common places as if
it were raining, ending up in this bizarre 1976 film. Well, bizarre to
say the least. Because "Black Shampoo" is the blaxploitation and
b’s version of "Shampoo" with Warren Beatty released a year
earlier. A film that has a plot that seems like a parody, so much is
paradoxical and incredible, one of those films that a site like this
can only adore.
The beginning is very good. We are in a salon. Lights off and a black
boy, Mr. Jonathan, played by John Daniels, who in his career has
touched two trash high point (one is this), shampooed a pretty blonde
not so much dressed on nice funky music. She then opens his shirt and
the zip of his pants. You can imagine the rest. And if this is not
enough, our Mr. Jonathan goes at home of a rich client and is assaulted
by her daughters who completely undress and touch our hero. The mother,
already naked, gets dressed and whip the girls and then, in front of
them, had sex with Mr. Jonathan.
In the saloon, the mafia arrives to make a mess, under the orders of a
certain Mr. Wilson, destroying everything and beating the owner (white
and gay). And let's be clear, the bad guys aren't so serious. Do you
think that behind all this there is the protection? Absolutely not.
There is a woman. Her name is Brenda and she worked for the villain who
wants her back.
Twenty minutes or so of history that makes us drool like Pavlov's dog
as far as Greydon Clark, actor in "Satan's Sadist" by Adamson (who grew
up well, we can say) and director of other pearls, show us. Brenda
obviously has an affair with Mr. Jonathan as a long and sweet scene on
the son of "Can you feel the love" by Gerald Lee lets us understand,
but sacrifices herself to save the salon. Oh God, sacrifice is not
exactly the exact term, because we find her naked in Mr. Wilson's pool,
but ready to ruin his criminal plans.
Mr. Jonathan gets upset. And if a hairdresser gets angry, it’s a
big problem also for the mafia. Yes, ok, it takes a long time, like a
salon party with naked women, Jonathan who takes refuge in the woods to
be a woodcutter and the mafia who uses a hairdresser iron sodomizing
the salon owner. But then, we arrive at the showdown. Brenda with only
the shirt on her hunted down by the bad guys, takes refuge to our hero.
Those arrive there, but between a chainsaw, an ax and a bit of
struggle, Jonathan resolves the situation.
Clark, direct, in a simple way to say the least, sometimes looks for
elegance (sometimes eh!) Especially when he shot Brenda naked or when
the main character is having sex. And then a beautiful soundtrack lifts
the charm of this b movie
"Nobody mess with my salon" was perhaps the most correct title, or at
least more appealing, for this film full of beautiful naked girls, in
which Tanya Boyd stands out.