Mansfield 66/67HD Closed Captioning
Todd Hughes & P. David Ebersole
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About the Movie
Based on rumors and hearsay, the documentary explores the last two years of the life of actress Jayne Mansfield and her alleged romantic relationship with Anton LaVey, head of the Church of Satan. Featuring interviews from an eclectic array of cultural luminaries, the documentary looks to answer the question: did the devil make her do it?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 16
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: There's value in examining the myth of Mansfield and its impact, but here poor Jayne herself is lost.
Fresh: It's not an intimate portrait of the woman, but a celebration of the sex-positive, taboo-breaking image she created for herself and the way she rocked American culture during a hugely transitional moment.
Fresh: Mansfield 66/67 seeks to channel the effervescent fizz of its subject with entertaining but haphazard results.
Fresh: A fun if slight look at one of the greatest stars of the 1950s.
Could Be Better
This documentary could have been much better. The information provided was interesting, but the interruptions of variety show like dancing was a unnecessary distraction.
Fictionalized but fun
Much better than I thought it would be, based on online reviews; however please note that this “documentary“ admits to borrowing heavily from rumors and innuendo.