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Shame 1987

Shame ★★ 1987 (R)

Strange Australian revenge drama about a female lawyer/biker who rides into a small town and finds herself avenging the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Is it a genuinely feminist movie about justice and a strong woman taking charge? Or is it exploitative trash using a politically correct theme and “message” as a peg for much—very much—gratuitous violence? Hard to tell. Cultish for sure; made on a B budget. 95m/C VHS . AU DeborraLee Furness, Tony Barry, Simone Buchanan, Gillian Jones; D: Steve Jodrell; W: Beverly Blakenship, Michael Brindley.

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