GenreHorror, Comedy ProducerGene Corman CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 8, 1972 (1972-09-08) WriterPhilip Kearney, Les Rendelstein CastAyn Ruymen (Cheryl Stratton), Lucille Benson (Aunt Martha), John Ventantonio (George), Laurie Main (Reverend Moon) Similar moviesBlackhat, Let's Be Cops, Youth, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Terminator Salvation, The Shining
TaglineCheryl is a lovely girl... but to George, she's a living doll.
Private parts 1972 trailer
Private Parts is a 1972 psychological thriller film with some elements of horror and comedy, directed by Paul Bartel as his feature film debut. The film stars Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, and John Ventantonio.
When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are strange, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed with funerals, murder is afoot, and the inexperienced and trusting Cheryl may be the next victim. She wants to be treated like a woman, and she's drawn to George, a handsome photographer who longs for human contact but sleeps with a water-inflated doll and spies on Cheryl as she bathes. Jeff, a neighborhood clerk, may be Cheryl's only ally in what she doesn't realize is a perilous residence haunted by family secrets. And, what happened to Alice, a model who used to have Cheryl's room?