StrangeHer (An Early Version of Let Me Die a Woman) Plays Toledo 10/6/72
Doris Wishman’s infamous Let Me Die a Woman has been the subject of much debate among Cult Film Fanatics for a long time, and the classic Synapse release on DVD seriously got a lot of the facts down straight. Micheal Bowman’s excellent liner notes seriously take the reader down some sordid history about the not-so-pretty film about sex change which was actually given a boost when “Leslie” was picked to be the interview subject for the film’s final edit much later on.
in the notes, Strange/Her was on the sheet of J.E.R., one of the many New York based companies that dealt with Exploitation, in 1974. Thankfully, my Internet travels through the Toledo Blade uncovered something great with this Oct. 1972 announcement at the Esquire, then under a new management after the passing or Rose la Rose.
The travels of the film’s completion started off with Adam or Eve back in 1970, and would see several edits and addition, most infamously that of a scene starring Harry Reems without his trademark 70’s Porno Mustache. Let Me Die a Woman was actually picked up by Dynamite Entertainment/Rearguard Films in 1979.