Ms .45

Ms.45” is the quintessential 1980’s vigilante rape revenge movie. Reportedly shocking jaded 42nd Street NYC grindhouse audiences into silent submission on its release, “Ms.45” is an early feature from director Abel (“Bad Lieutenant”) Ferrara. It’s a landmark of sleaze cinema, combining twisted psycho-drama with gritty violence and sporadic bits of black humor. Seventeen-year-old Zoe Tamerlis (who later scripted “Bad Lieutenant),  plays a beautiful mute garment district worker who raped not once, but twice in the same day, snaps and quietly slips full-on into “angel of vengeance” mode, wreaking death on the predatory male scum of NYC’s sidestreets and alleys.

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