ORIGINALLY POSTED 5-19-2009
Released under a variety of titles, FORBIDDEN ADVENTURE, ANGKOR, GORILLA WOMAN and others, this depraved tale of African ladies coupling with jungle apes, is 99% rambling travelogue and 1% unnatural interspecies mating. Although the material seems camp and surreal to a modern viewer, it has a truly despicable premise, perpetuating racist portrayals of native women as sub-human creatures willing to submit to the will of jungle beasts. However, having actually seen the SOMETHING WEIRD dvd release, it's hard to keep that reality in mind while plodding through the flick waiting for the monkeys to come for their maidens. Time has dulled the ugly edges of this well worn exploitation road show staple. I have a pressbook from one of the later re-releases, GORILLA WOMAN and have scanned much of the material for your perusal. The one sheet for FORBIDDEN ADVENTURE and GORILLA WOMAN were pulled from Heritage Auctions.