The Last of the Manson Girls is screening in Los Angeles this Sunday, June 9 as part of Film Invasion L.A.. Ticket info is below. You can use the code 19manson to get $5 off tickets.
The film is also screening at the Chicago Underground Film Festival the same day.
Based on the essay "My Acid Trip with Squeaky Fromme" by Paul Krassner, The Last of the Manson Girls takes place in January, 1972. Convinced there's more to the Manson murders than meets the public eye, counterculture journalist Krassner embarks on an LSD tinged investigation of the last of Manson's disciples: Brenda McCann, Sandra Good, and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. What he finds could change how the world sees the 60s... if he lives long enough to tell the story.
Krassner is the guy who turned up that investigator Hal Lipsett who had some pretty wild stories
Krassner is a satirist so much of what he writes is either not true or an exaggeration. Don't expect any revelations but do expect to be entertained.
He's got some real doozies of stories, Sebring and Susan Atkins having sex on tape, Sharon having threesomes on tape, Sebring pimping Susan out to friends of his, Frykowski and Atkins on tape, satanic rituals at Cielo, Charlie and Leno involved in various arguments while Charlie was at Harold's, etc, the guy definitely has a vivid imagination
None of which ever proven obviously
Paul Krassner is a legend, a class act and a very funny guy. The original essay is far more nuanced and readable than most other contemporary (or current) journalism about the Family...
At the end of the day, he abandoned any conspiracy theories about the case
Still, this film sounds a lot more interesting than Terentino's cartoon.
The show has a disclaimer that nothing in the film is (likely) true. It is satire, dark comedy.
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