Saturday, January 2, 2016
Dirk DeVilliers - Snake Dancer (1976)
Little Girls Shouldn't Play with Snakes!
Back in the bad old days of the 1970's, South Africa suffered under one of the most repressive forms of governments the world has known. Most forms of fun were either frowned upon or banned outright. And the notion of a woman joyously dancing naked was enough to cause a riot. Particularly is her partner was a sensual, slithering snake!
Snake Dancer tells the true story of a woman who dared to be different and, in doing so, showed a whole country that it was possible to break the rules and still survive.
But above all what the film shows is the incredible dancing and sensual live shows of the amazing Glenda Kemp. And make no mistake, once you've seen her in action, you'll realize why her government tried to ban her - and why a whole nation cheered her on.