[[caption-width-right:330:Sadly, only 50% of the film features women in bikinis.]]
->''"When sexy becomes annoying!"''
-->--'''Crow T. Robot'''

Girl in Gold Boots is a 1969 crime/drama film about the seedy underworld of Go-Go dancing, directed by Ted V. Mikels, who also directed ''The Astro-Zombies''. It could easily be described as "the PG version of ''Film/{{Showgirls}}''[[note]]Itself a variation of ''Film/AllAboutEve''[[/note]]," [[SnarkBait with absolutely everything that implies]].

Michele, a young woman who works at a dead-end job at a diner in the middle of nowhere, meets an obviously untrustworthy man named Buz who tries to convince her to go with him to Los Angeles. He claims to have connections that can land her a job as a Go-Go dancer where his sister works. While Michele initially distrusts him, a spat with her abusive alcoholic father leads her to take Buz up on his offer of a roadtrip. The two head to L.A., eventually picking up a hitchhiker named Critter, who also writes songs and plays on his guitar in his spare time. While Michele initially shows attraction to Buz, she rapidly develops feelings for Critter, causing friction between the violent Buz and the peaceful Critter. Once in Los Angeles, the trio arrive at a Go-Go club called the Haunted House where Buz's sister Joan is the leading act. Joan initially takes Michele in as a protege, while her beau/boss Leo brings Critter on as a janitor and Buz on as a drug dealer. After Michele begins to steal Joan's spotlight and becomes a greater and greater attraction, the glittery world of the Go-Go club takes its toll on the lead characters.

Nearly half of the songs in this music-laden movie, including the title song, were written by singer-songwriter and sound engineer Chris Howard, who appears as himself and is backed by a band called "The Third World" in the credits (not to be confused with the famous reggae band Third World). One scene features bongo player Preston Epps, who had achieved some fame a decade earlier with his 1959 pop hit, "Bongo Rock." In fact, Epps is listed in the opening credits as "that Bongo Rock man." Another notable band member at the club in L.A. is Donald [[DonaldDuck "Duck"]] Dunn, later of Film/TheBluesBrothers, on bass guitar.

''The Girl in Gold Boots'' was featured as [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S10E02TheGirlInGoldBoots a Season 10 episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Thanks to the more lenient approach of the network to the show's movie selections in the final season, it was one of the few Sci-Fi era episodes to not feature any elements of science fiction, fantasy, or horror.

Apparent skips in the print used in the television program led to some amusing continuity problems, including a scene in a diner in which Buz suddenly appears in his seat next to Michele and Critter as if he teleports in during their conversation. One DVD release (from MMI Image Entertainment, using a print from Geneni Film Distributing Company), shows the scene without the "teleport" skip but has its own continuity breaks, suggesting two different prints from the original film were used.
!!This movie contains examples of:

* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: Buz runs into some on his drive through the southwest. He pours a beer on their bikes to pick a fight, then shoots out their tires and leaves them in the desert when they chase him. Michele has no reaction.
** To drive this home, after Buz leaves, one of the bikers slaps the other in a instant rage.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: The diner Michele works at in the beginning has a sign that only says "EAT", a fact which was mocked by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. People who've never driven cross-country wouldn't be aware, but big "EAT" signs like that are actually common among roadside diners like that.
** The Haunted House club and discotheque did actually exist on Hollywood Blvd. in the mid-60's -- given the movie's cheap production values, they could hardly afford to outfit an entire set with Halloween dressing. (Ironically, reflecting the rather seedy nature of the film, it was later converted into a porno theater in the 70's, and exists today as a strip club.)
* {{Badass}}: Despite being wimpy for most of the movie, Critter does manage to singlehandedly beat down Leo, Buz, and Leo's henchmen at the end of the movie.
%% * BettyAndVeronica: The male version, with Critter and Buz.
* BrainlessBeauty: It's debatable whether Michele is pretty, but she's definitely stupid.
* BrokenBird: Joanie, Buz's sister and the lead dancer at the Haunted House (the titular "Girl in Gold Boots").
%% * TheCaper: Buz and Harry Blatz's plan to steal the confiscated drugs from the prison.
* DullSurprise. Michele. Her idea of terror and worry is an expression of mild concern. Meanwhile, Leo's face has exactly one expression. His [[TheDragon Dragon]] Marty has even fewer.
** Michele looks bored while dealing with her dad. And after.
* ChewingTheScenery: Joanie, during her nervous breakdown in front of Michele.
-->'''Joanie:''' I had a pretty MIIIIIIIIND!!! Oh God... I wish I had that pretty mind back...
* EmbarrassingNickname: Critter. The source of his nickname is even stupider. Michele is delighted by his nickname, but she's easily delighted.
* FanService: Much of the film features padding of women in gold or silver bikinis dancing around while the cameras caress their every curve. Even more obvious in the scene in the dressing room with Joan and Michele in their underwear for no apparent reason.
* GetOut: Joanie after being revived from passing out in her dressing room, suddenly gets enraged and screams at everyone to get out of her room. This prompts Leo to slap her and is the point where Michele first realizes what a scumbag he is.
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: One prisoner takes the garbage out. He comes back accompanied by Buz, who has never set foot in the jail before. The guard at the desk doesn't even raise an eyebrow when ''two'' prisoners enter the prison.
* IGaveMyWord: Buz thinks Michele cleaned out the register, but she informs him she only took the $14 she was owed in salary.
* IdenticalStranger: Leo and his bodyguard Marty are eerily similar in appearance. Black stache, black suit, and greasy.
* InvisibleBackupBand: Critter sings and plays the guitar, yet a harmonica can be heard out of nowhere. Or as [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] puts it: "Honey, way to play the harmonica with your ass!"
** "He gets a nice harmonica sound out of that gee-tar."
** Interestingly, the harmonica sound seems to come from the actual band's Vox Continental stage organ (as it is heard in a couple songs). At no time does any band member hold a harmonica.
** As for how it winds up in songs where the band isn't present, though...
%% * LingerieScene: See FanService above.
* NeutralFemale: Michele doesn't help at all in the final fight between Critter, Buz, Leo, and Leo's doppelganger henchman.
%% * RecycledInSpace: ''Film/AllAboutEve'' [-WITH BAD ACTING, DIALOG AND PLOT!-]
* RidiculousExchangeRates: Critter jokes about having "fifties and hundreds" in his wallet (which gets Buz's attention) -- of course, the bills are all foreign currency left over from Critter's time with the Peace Corps.
* SarcasmMode: Joanie when she responds to Michele's request to audition for what she doesn't seem to realize is a glorified strip club. She puts across the sarcasm so well you can almost ''feel'' the quotes. It might just be the best acting in this bad acting epic.
--> "Uh, yeah... we'll... ''"audition"''... you later."
* TemptingFate: Harry Blatts with his FamousLastWords to Buz.
* TooDumbToLive: Harry Blatts, who even gives FamousLastWords about there being only "one way" his plan could fail him.
-->'''Harry:''' I won't mind seein' you go, because I know that there's now only one way to keep me from having my share.\\
''(Buz attacks Harry.)''\\
'''Mike (as Harry):''' Yep, that's the way, you figured out how to do it! Beatin' me in my skull with a tire iron! Oop, there's my brains on the floor!
* TrouserSpace: Buz pulls a gun out of his pants that clearly couldn't have fit there, something picked up on by the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] version.
-->'''Mike (as Buz):''' Wha- oh, a ''gun.'' So ''that'' was the loud report and burning sensation in my groin.
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: On the road to L.A. Buz robs a convenience store. Nobody is hurt and he stole only $40. This somehow made ''the front page'' of the L.A. Times, though in today's money that's nearly $300.
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel: Buz claims he can get Michele a career as a dancer. The fact that Michele wants to get away from her father is what ultimately convinces her to go with Buz. Surprisingly, Buz is being completely honest with Michele about this, but she eventually finds out that her new employers are mobsters.
** Though it takes a while, and he took her with him to L.A. mainly because he wanted to wiggle his way into her gold pantaloons.
** And her cash from the Diner's register.
[[TheStinger "Oh, God, I wish I had that pretty mind back."]]