Permissive

Directed by Lindsay Shonteff

Release Year: 1970
Running Time: 90
Color Type: Color
Country: U.K.
Language: English
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Cast
Gay Singleton [Fiona]
Maggie Stride [Suzy]
Gilbert Wynne

Crew
Writer Jeremy Craig Dryden (Screenplay)
Produced by Jack Shulton
Directed by Lindsay Shonteff

A gritty artifact from Britain's 1970s counter-culture, PERMISSIVE is a tragically moving account of a young woman's initiation into the world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Suzy (Maggie Stride) arrives in London without a penny, to visit her school friend Fiona (Gay Singleton). Fiona soon introduces Suzy to the life of a groupie, filled with short-lived highs and lingering, jealousy-fueled lows. After a series of indolent affairs, Suzy gets dumped for a band's tour, and has to fend for herself on the streets. Shot on authentically seedy locations, with a psychedelic soundtrack provided by cult rockers Comus and Forever More, PERMISSIVE is a powerful, de-mythologized look at the end of hippie-dom.

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