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Permissive 1970 18

89 mins United Kingdom Director. Lindsay Shonteff

When young Suzy arrives in London, she is unwittingly plunged into the grim, sex and drugs-fuelled world of the groupie where tragedy is never far away. With its effective blend of gritty location work, flash-forward devices, and a soundtrack by acid folk legends Comus, Forever More and Titus Groan, Permissive is a dark British countercultural exploitation artefact, shot through with grim authenticity.

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Directed by

Lindsay Shonteff

Featuring

Maggie Stride

Genres

Drama

Collection

The Pleasure Girls Sex The Pleasure Principle

Certificate

18 Contains strong sex and nudity

Released

1970

Country

United Kingdom

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