Lipstick (1976)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 24

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Year: 1976
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Starring: Margaux Hemingway (Christine McCormick), Chris Sarandon (Gordon Stuart), Mariel Hemingway (Kathy McCormick), Anne Bancroft (Prosecutor, Carla Bondi)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:29:13
Genres: Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Revenge, Old-Young, Courtroom Drama, Siblings

Plot – Spoilers:
Christine, a supermodel at the peak of her beauty and fame is at a beach shooting promos for a lipstick brand. Her teenage sister Kathy invites the music teacher from school, Gordon, with the intention of getting Christine to listen to his music. It’s a silly reason to invite someone to a shoot but one that makes a lot of sense to Kathy, and oddly to Gordon too.

Christine who is indulgent to her kid sister is polite to Gordon and casually invites him to her apartment to play his stuff as she is busy with the shoot. Gordon takes the casual invitation seriously and turns up at her place and forces her to listen to his compositions which are putrid to say the least. It becomes clear to him that Christine isn’t impressed and he proceeds to rape her brutally. The rest of the movie follows the courtroom drama that ensues.

Favorite Scenes:
The apartment scenes prior to the rape:
Gordon is evidently delusional and sees himself as some kind of electronic artist and the awkwardness in their conversations is painful to watch. And the way he walks around everywhere with that tape recorder tucked in his arm :))

Margaux Hemingway is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and was a ’70s supermodel irl. The kid sister in Lipstick was played by her real-life sister Mariel, who later claimed that Margaux (who committed suicide at 42) had been molested by their father growing up.

The Cesc Fabregas looking Gordon is Chris Sarandon, Susan Sarandon’s first husband from whom she took her surname.

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April 12, 2019 1:56 am

Great rape reveange flick not as good as ms.45 10/10

December 1, 2019 8:41 am

I wanna fuck her put lipstick around her pussy

June 20, 2020 8:41 pm

Fuckin’ creep reminded me of Ted Bundy.

September 22, 2020 5:26 pm

Story is great but instead of sympathizing with the victims, I said to myself “Kathy deserves it”, she is one big dum dum. Imagine being one of your loved one raped by the man you knew, then one day casually meeting him in one secluded place, she is asking for something to happen.

Victim blaming is awful but Kathy definitely asking to be raped. Girl, why she didn’t feel hatred, threatened or alarmed when she saw the rapist at theater? Why she let has a nice chit chat on isolated dark empty stage?? WHY KATHY WHY????

fred fat
fred fat
January 30, 2021 11:42 pm

ridiculous but entertaining

February 20, 2021 11:23 am

Her face at 40:31 …what kind of goofy look do ya call that. haha

Zed Man
Zed Man
June 15, 2021 12:20 pm

Similar to ”Extremities” starring Farrah Fawcett Majors, where a bunch of women turn the tables on a rapist and keep him prisoner in a fireplace cavity and abuse him in revenge for what he did. A myriad of women revenge films were spawned from here. I love films about unhinged women who do some nasty things, its such a turn on to see them all sweaty and covered in gore, wow, getting excited just thinking about it. Off to watch ”Sick Girl” again.

Selina Kyle
Selina Kyle
November 30, 2022 2:35 pm

Nicely fuc*** up movie. Thanks