Review: Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67 is a film documenting the life and untimely death of actress, starlet and Hollywood legend Jayne Mansfield from directors P. David Ebersole & Todd Hughes and made in association with students at Leeds Beckett university.

It follows her story from her childhood and her first steps in show-business through her relationships and troubled personal life and her association with infamous satanist Anton LaVey through archive footage and a series of wonderfully varied talking heads from the likes of legendary director John Waters and others who either knew Mansfield personally or were inspired by/fascinated with her.

However, Ebersole & Hughes has originally planned to tell this story in narrative from as is clearly apparent from the hybrid documentary/biopic format they have attempted here. Intercut with more ‘standard’ documentary elements are interpretive dance numbers and scenes with actors portraying Mansfield and LaVey. To be honest I found these elements a little confusing and distracting as well as the graphic/animated sequences and original soundtrack featuring songs with lyrics based on the story.



Mansfield 66/67

Mansfield 66/67

Overall it is a creative melting pot that didn’t quite come together as a cohesive film for me but is an interesting story non-the-less.

2.5/5


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Ben started out as a technology blogger before branching out into writing about Film & TV. An obsessive fan of indie film & dark comedies you will probably find him waxing lyrical about the movies of Kevin Smith, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino.

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