(362) JOURNEY AMONG WOMEN (1977) Rape. Brutality. Lesbianism.
Notorious 1977 Australian Shocker
Title: JOURNEY AMONG WOMEN
also known as THE WILD QUEENS
director: Tom Cowan
starring: Nell Campbell · Jeune Pritchard · Lellian Crombie · Lisa Peers
· Diana Fuller · Jude Kurin
colonial Australia, the daughter of a judge organizes an escape for
a group of female convicts living in inhuman conditions. An Aboriginal
girl teaches them how to survive in the wilderness. When one of the
women gets raped and killed by Federal troops. The group seeks bloody
film is based on a true story, inspired by the escape of women convicts
from a New South Wales Paramatta stockade during the colonial days of
Australia. It was shot in June and July of 1976, during that country's
winter season. The controversial theme and graphic subject matter kept
it from release for a full year. The producer John Weiley argued "we
provide a mirror to the past to focus on the obsessions of today - independence
of women - civilization against nature - freedom against responsibility."
Director Tom Cowan is best known as a cinematographer.
He has helmed only few movies. And this one almost got away from him.
The actresses were actually recruited to be "part of a feminist
workshop on an isolated cinematic retreat in the Outback." They
didn't realize Cowan was - in reality - making a movie. Midway through
the shoot, he found himself in the middle of a stop-work revolt
from his female cast that almost ended production.
Nell Campbell is the same "Little Nell" from Rocky Horror
An Australian film
in English Language, widescreen format, (82 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGIONS NTSC FORMAT; extras include selected trailers
Rape, Graphic Violence, Sexual Brutality,Lesbianism
Recommended For Adult Audiences
Rated 18+ in Australia