Toys Are Not for Children Film Details
Overview: Emotionally stunted child woman Jamie Godard not only suffers from an unhealthy fixation on her long absent father, but also has an obsession with all the toys he gave her as a little girl….
Tagline: The Shock Sets In!
Review: The good people at Something Weird Video obviously don’t watch any of the exploitative junk they distribute and simply put films together purely based on matching titles or something! “Toys are not for Children” sounds like an ideal companion for another movie called “The Toy Box”, but if you’ve seen them both, you can immediately conclude these two movies differ enormously when it comes to atmospheres, filming styles, substance and intensity level. “The Toy Box” is totally lurid and nonsensical crap about sexist aliens, whereas “Toys are not for Children” is an aspirant-controversial and mildly perverted tale about a girl with an unhealthy desire for her father. This is not a particularly pleasant movie and definitely not the usual type of light-headed sleaze Something Weird brings forward but it’s nevertheless a curious attempt at drama and adult themes. 19-year-old Jamie is obsessed with her daddy ever since her shrewish mother kicked him out for visiting prostitutes. He still sends her presents and she “plays” with them, all right, but let’s just say the toy soldier didn’t get any training for this type of field work Jamie gets married but refuses to sexually satiate with her husband and still only wants to play with daddy’s toys and recapture memories of her early childhood. She then flees to the big city and moves in with an elderly prostitute who introduces her to a lot of old perverts that just love to act like Jamie’s daddy. You don’t need a degree in quantum-physics to predict the film builds up towards an actual encounter between Jamie and her dad in a climax oozing with incestuous vibes, bizarre fetishism and abrupt acts of vengeance. The atmosphere and themes of “Toys ” may be extremely sordid and sleazy, but there’s actually very little nudity or sexual content on screen. Writer/director Stanley Brassloff had copious opportunities to turn the movie into one gigantic sex feast (Jamie’s husband picks up randy girls in bars, Pearl’s pimp assaults women, etc ) but the sexual content largely remains suggestive and off-screen. Rather than to focus on all the luscious and willing women in the film, the story solely revolves on the frigid Jamie and her messed up sentiments. Like the other genius reviewer already stated, “Toys are not for Children” probably one of the sleaziest concepts ever thought up, but the actual content is rather sober. That’s quite a remarkable accomplishment; especially for the early 70’s. The production values are also fairly decent, with monotonous but relatively stylish photography and nice musical guidance. Definitely recommended for avid cult fanatics, but stay clear if you’re just looking for rancid sleaze. In that case, you’re better off watching the aforementioned “The Toy Box”.
Duration: 85 min
Also known as: Toys Are Not for Children,How to Make Love to a Virgin,Virgin Dolls