Mau Mau Sex Sex
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Ted Bonnitt directs this affectionate look at the lives and careers of David Friedman and Dan Sonney, two central figures of schlock movies from the 1940s through the 1960s. The film opens with the two swapping amiable barbs at one another as they ride around in the backseat of a car winding through the streets of L.A., where they shot hundreds of no-budget brilliantly-weird exploitation flicks. Sonney recounts how his father made the unlikely journey from coal miner to grandstanding law-enforcer to the producer of the 1934 movie Maniac (aka Sex Maniac). He also explains how films during this… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rather than a documentary, director Ted Bonnitt has fashioned a sort of 'This is Your Life, Dan and Dave!' testimonial."
‑ Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
"An easy film to take on its own limited terms."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The chronology is haphazard, and facts about the exploitation business are delivered offhandedly and without context."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"A fun (albeit brief) documentary that will have you either gasping in amazement or laughing out loud . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
"Cheery documentary on pioneer exploitation filmmakers."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Anyone interested enough in these old geezers probably already knows enough about them to make the film redundant, and anyone not interested may not care enough to watch it."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A fun little film that documents the life of a couple of ... P. T. Barnums of the movies."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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