There’s really no better way to describe this film than its tagline, “They ride hard…no matter what they’re mounted on.” “The Mini-Skirt Mob” is your quintessential ‘60s biker flick, but this time around there’s an angry blonde leading the pack.
It’s got everything you would expect from a biker cult classic: motorcycles, babes, guns, Molotov cocktails, and dancing. If any of these sound up your alley, then the “The Mini-Skirt Mob” is definitely worth a screening.
The Biker Flicks of the 50s and 60s
The “The Mini-Skirt Mob” is just one out of dozens of classic biker films that were produced during the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these are considered legitimate classics, such as “The Wild One” and “Easy Rider,” whereas films like “The Mini-Skirt Mob” have attained their own legendary status in the cult section.
Of course, the universally recognized biker classics featured big names like Marlon Brando and Peter Fonda. Even though “The Mini Skirt Mob” didn’t feature any of Hollywood’s biggest stars, there are plenty of recognizable faces in the film.
Harry Dean Stanton, who is still active today in film and television (most recently, HBO’s “Big Love”), makes an appearance as one of the Mob’s boyfriends. You might also recognize one of the female leads, Sherry Jackson, who pops up in the original “Batman” and “Star Trek” series.
Synopsis of “The Mini-Skirt Mob”
The film follows a gang of biker chicks led by Diane McBain as they terrorize McBain’s ex-lover and his new wife. Things start out with a little hazing, but soon escalate as bikers start getting killed.
Driven by McBain’s jealousy, the Mob pursues the couple into the desert where a final showdown involving rifles, charging motorcycles, and explosions puts an end to the Mini-Skirt Mob’s reign of terror.
Classic Bikes in the Film
Even if the acting isn’t top-notch, you’ll be sure to enjoy the bikes on screen. 1968 produced some classic motorcycles that are prominently featured in many of the film’s riding scenes. McBain rides the Honda CB 160, while a number of the fellas in the gang ride the bigger Triumph T120 Bonneville.
These bikes remain immensely popular to this day, and it’s movies like this that helped them to achieve such legendary status. If anything in this film will make you wince, it’s probably not going to be the violence, but watching these beautiful bikes get hurled off of cliffs.