Bircan Golgecen: Happy Days- She Devils, 1979

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Source: Bircan Golgecren– She Devil

Source: Action

I was never a fan of the show Happy Days and I always thought it was pretty cheesy, except for Fonzi ( played by Henry Winkler ) and maybe that’s because the show takes place in 1950s Midwest America before America looked like America does today with all the ethnic and racial diversity. Even though the show and series was made and shown in the 1970s when America did look and sound much different, than it did even 10, 15, 20 years ago. Or perhaps it just had a lot of cheesy writing. But I do like the She Devils episode and for multiple reasons.

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Source: Julien’s Live– She Devils 

This is a very funny episode and for multiple reasons. You got guys who are playing nerds here who other than maybe the dark hair guy, all look like they would struggle to benchpress their own pillow, who are getting pushed around ( to put it mildly ) by a female outlaw biker gang. Who are very tough and look like perhaps they could’ve played professional football ( and not just their leader ) and yet they’re all beautiful, very cute even, and also very sexy. With Richie ( played by Ron Howard ) the leader of the nerds ) trying to act tough and stand up against a bunch a women. Imagine that, American men feeling physically threatened by women and they’re all straight.

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Source: The Saleroom– She Devils 

This show is not about a dykish group of lesbian outlaw bikers, who hate men and see the guys as easy targets and go after them. They’re does seem to be a radical feminist vibe to this show, but it’s about a straight female outlaw biker gang, picking on guys who look like chess club geeks and get paid to do the high school or college football team’s homework every night. Computer geeks who look like they go to the library for actual fun and not just research. Which is what most Americans use libraries for or to check out a book that they’re not sure about buying.

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Source: The Golden Closet– She Devils 

And then there’s another reason why I like this show which is more important. Not just a female biker gang or a female outlaw biker gang, or just a pretty or even cute female biker gang, or s sexy female biker gang. But a female outlaw biker gang with all of those features who are all leathered up. And in some cases wearing black leather motorcycle jackets with tight blue denim jeans and black leather boots. But with most of the women all leathered up. Black leather motorcycle jackets, skin-tight black leather jeans, and black leather boots. All of the women having beautiful tight bodies and kicking ass in these outfits as well.

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Source: The Golden Closet– She Devils 

So you have a very funny episode here with a feminist outlaw biker gang, who feel the need to get back at these guys who they see as nerds, because one of them ( played by Scott Bao, before he became a Donald Trump loyalist ) somehow wronged one of the members of the gang. Perhaps you could say screwed, but that can be interpreted in multiple ways here, but they believe he hurt their gang member in someway. And see these nerds with Chachi ( played by Scott Bao ) who is with them, as their opportunity to get back at Chachi.

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Source: The Golden Closet– She Devils

And you also have a female outlaw biker gang with the characteristics that I’ve already mentioned, who are also very attractive and very sexy. Sort of reminds me of those outlaw biker movies from the late 1960s and early 1970s, that all had at least one attractive sexy woman in and generally multiple very attractive women in like the Glory Stompers from 1967 or go up to the 1980s with Easy Wheels from 1989. But this show was an episode from a TV series and not a movie. And yet the footage is just as good, if not better and the comes out in 1979 where you weren’t seeing many if any female outlaw gangs on TV at least, or anywhere else. This is a very good show.

Bircan Golgecren: Happy Days- She Devils, 1979

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American International Pictures: Glory Stompers 1967- Outlaw Biker Film: Featuring Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bettin, Chis Noel & Jody McCrea

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Source: Alchetron– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

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I’m a big fan of films from the 1960s and 1970s including b-movies or movies that seem like b-movies at the time ( like Glory Stompers ) and movies that become cult classics and cult favorites. Like Glory Stompers, because these are movies that take a lot of risks and chances. They take risks by using actors and actresses that people probably have never even seen before, let alone heard of. Dennis Hopper ( one of my favorite actors ) was not a rookie at this point, but he wasn’t a star either. Easy Rider is the movie that gave him a name and made him a star.

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Source: Rock Shop Pop– Sandra Bettin

What I talked about last week with Broken Badges is that movies and shows like this take a lot of chances. A lot of that having to do with the fact that they almost have too, because they’re low budget and underfunded. So they have to work with people who don’t have deep resumes, but they have to find people without the names who are talented and could become stars at some point. Glory Stompers has a lot of people who aren’t names in it and never became names, but who play big roles.

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Source: DVD Talk– The Outlaws, with Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

Like Chis Noel who plays the kidnap victim in the movie. Sandra Bettin who plays Chino’s ( played by Dennis Hopper ) mamma in the movie. Jody McCrea plays Chris’s ( played by Chris Noel ) boyfriend who naturally comes back and saves his girlfriend from this biker gang. The fact is Chris was never in any real danger in this movie. Other than by one guy who came close to committing sexual assault against her, before Chino of all people rescued her from that guy.

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Source: Greasy Culture– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

But then this movie has key players in it that did become stars later on. Dennis Hopper who I believe is one of the best actors of his generation at least. Robert Tessier who played tough guys generally bad guys on TV a lot of the 1970s and 1980s, but was also in Burt Reynold’s The Longest Yard from 1974. Casey Kasem ( the famous disk jockey ) has a small role in the movie.

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Source: Chop Cult– Chino’s Gang, including Sandra Bettin & Dennis Hopper

The movie has a creative plot. It’s basically about two rival biker gangs with one gang led by Chino, which is an outlaw gang who makes their money in narcotics trade and other illegal enterprises. And the other gang led by Darryl ( Chris’s boyfriend ) that I guess are the good guys at least in this battle. Bikers who are basically just looking to have a good time. That go to a lot of parties, get drunk a lot, do a lot riding, but aren’t criminals for the most part.

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Source: Angel Morrow– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin

Chino doesn’t like Darryl and has his gang attack him when they find Darryl away from his gang and they attack him and think they killed him after they beat him up. Which is why they kidnapped Chris because they didn’t want to leave any witnesses. If any of them knew anything about just basic CPR and paramedics, they would’ve seen that Darryl was beat up and unconscious but not dead. And wakes up shortly after Chino’s gang takes off with Chris.

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Source: Chop Cult– Dennis Hopper, kicking ass

As I mentioned before Chris was never in any real danger when she was being held by the Outlaws ( for lack of a better term ) other than that one guy who tried to sexually assault her, but she was rescued almost as soon as Magoo ( played by Robert Tessier ) tried to attack her. The Outlaws were simply looking to get out of dodge and haul ass down to Mexico to collect money from a score. And then release Chris in Mexico. There really isn’t a dull scene in Glory Stompers, it does have some cheesy writing, which can come from having cheap writers. And is a very entertaining look at life in outlaw biker culture from the late 1960s.

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Source: Angel Morrow: The Glory Stomper 1967- Full Movie– Dennis Hopper & Sandra Bettin