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The Gore Gore Girls is a 1972 American Slasher Movie directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. It concerns a private eye investigating the gruesome murders of a bunch of strippers.


This film contains examples of:

  • Big Bad: Marlene is the killer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Abraham Gentry, like any good private eye, spouts quips every other sentence.
  • Disney Villain Death: The killer falls out a second-story window while trying to escape and gets her head run over by a car.
  • Disposable Sex Worker: All the killer's victims are strippers.
  • Fanservice: There are a lot of strippers in this movie. Becomes Fan Disservice when several of them are brutally murdered while still naked.
  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
  • Insane Troll Logic: Since Abraham Gentry won't get paid as much if he doesn't find the murderer himself, he uses some insane troll logic to throw off the police officer who is also investigating the case: The officer takes Gentry's claim to be "witnessing" to one of the strippers the night of her death as an actual alibi rather than a sarcastic joke, and points out that there was no bible at the scene of the crime. Gentry tells him that this is because the killer is a religious fanatic who stole the bible. Later on, the officer does find a bible among another victim's belongings and asks Abraham about it; this time he claims the killer stole the woman's bible, then replaced it with another.
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  • Pun-Based Title: "The Go-Go Girls"+"Gore".
  • Revenge by Proxy: Marlene is killing the strippers because her fiancé, the manager of the club, abandoned her after her head and chest were burnt in a fire and he abandoned her.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Grout, the cook at the strip club, used to be this. He liked to bash in the heads of both sides' corpses after battles.
  • Straw Feminist: A group of these harass the strip club the murders are taking place in, with signs like "Lewd is Crude" and "Quit the Tit," due to considering stripping to be an insult to womanhood. In the modern day, they'd be considered examples of sex worker exclusionary radical feminism.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The killer attacking a woman in her dressing room.

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