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Rusty Warren: Knockers Up! The Lady Behind the Laughs
Rusty Warren Knockers Up The Lady Behind the Laughs
Director: Neil Norman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     1hr 16min

Largely forgotten today, Rusty Warren was a pioneering comedienne who broke down barriers with her frank comedy act discussing sex, long before the era of Phyllis Diller and Lenny Bruce. Best known for her "Knockers Up" p...  more »


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Director: Neil Norman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Gnp Crescendo
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

YES! At Last! Rusty in concert, in private, in interviews!
David Ybarra | West Hollywood, CA | 04/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To say that Rusty Warren was ahead of her time is an understatement. Unsubtly, unblushingly and undauntedly, this amazing lady challenged and changed the American public's perception of sex from the 1950s to the `70s through a career in sell-out comedy performances and million selling albums that certified her status as "queen of the party records."

In an era of personalities as groundbreaking, dynamic and as original as Ruth Wallis, Pat Collins, Christine Jorgensen and Phyllis Diller in the 1950s and `60s, Rusty Warren is arguably the original First Lady of the sexual revolution.

With a pull no punches style in songs, monologues and throughout her various routines, she stood at the forefront of the Womens Lib movement, with "knockers up," and single handedly pioneered music history with albums aptly titled Songs For Sinners, Banned In Boston, Bottoms Up!, Sex-X -Ponent , Sex-plosion and Sin-sational.

Combining the insight of Dr. Ruth, the delivery of Jimmy Durante and somewhere chronologically in the middle of both their careers, respectively, Rusty Warren: The Lady Behind the Laughs is the essential companion to the legacy of a remarkable artist, irresistible entertainer and genuine activist unlike any other. You'll also find a warm and engaging sage in the rare interviews and performances clips taken from Rusty's live act and from guest appearances on several talk shows over the years.

The DVD, more than anything is a career retrospective that includes a full concert performance (her last), as well as recent conversation with the lady herself. Part biopic, part concert, Rusty Warren: The Lady Behind the Laughs is, in short; a downright sinsational documentary experience, long overdue and well worth the wait. Thanks Rusty.