Toys Are Not for Children (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA | Director: Stanley H. Brassloff
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in mkv file)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 85mn
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Audio 2: Commentary with Film Historians Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain

The movie is about a young girl with a shrewish, puritanical mother and an absent, whoring father. She becomes unnaturally attached to the toys her father gives her, even taking them to bed with her as a young adult, much to the consternation of her new husband with who she proves decidedly frigid. While her husband seeks solace from other women, the heroine comes upon a unique solution to her frigidity problem–she becomes a prostitute (!) catering exclusively to a strange breed of older men who call her “baby” and insist that she call them “daddy”. All of which leads to a very predictable but nevertheless touchingly tragic encounter with her actual father.

John Waters once said that he wanted to make a film that had no sex and no violence, but was rated “X” just for its theme and ideas. Well, this movie might be as close as anyone has ever come to that–it has no on-screen violence and very little sex but it is unbelievably sleazy, managing to touch on incest, pedophilia, fetishism, frigidity, prostitution and rape all in a scant running time. It is also surprisingly serious and well-made.

Toys Are Not for Children (1972)