The Roommates

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"They shared more than their rooms!"
  • R
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.2  (359)

The Roommates is a 1973 exploitation film directed by Arthur Marks and starring Marki Bey, Pat Woodell, and Roberta Collins. The movie follows the lives of four young girls who move into a Los Angeles apartment together to attend college. The girls are all from different backgrounds and have different personalities, but they quickly become close friends and roommates.

One of the girls, Chris (played by Woodell), is a wholesome girl from the Midwest who is trying to make it as an artist in Los Angeles. She is the leader of the group and often serves as the peacemaker when the other girls argue. Jayne (played by Collins) is a tough-as-nails biker chick who loves to party and often brings home men to the apartment. Joanne (played by Bey) is a black girl from the inner city who is trying to escape her troubled past and make something of herself. And Terry (played by Claudia Jennings) is a wild and free-spirited girl who loves to have fun and take risks.

The girls quickly settle into their new home, but things start to turn sour when Joanne's violent ex-boyfriend shows up and starts causing trouble. The girls band together to protect Joanne and ultimately scare off her ex, but the experience leaves them all shaken.

As the semester progresses, the girls face a variety of challenges and adventures. They go to wild parties, date different guys, and explore the city. But they also face darker challenges, like when Terry is brutally attacked and left for dead by a man she met at a club.

The Roommates is a wild and provocative film that explores the lives of young women in the 1970s. The movie is full of nudity, sex, drugs, and violence, but it is also a powerful portrait of friendship, sisterhood, and female empowerment. The performances by Woodell, Bey, and Collins are all outstanding, and the film is expertly directed by Marks.

Overall, The Roommates is a must-see movie for anyone interested in exploitation films or the history of women in film. It is a fascinating and thrilling look at the lives of young women in a bygone era.

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    5.2  (359)