Tilt Mex

The Cramps once asked “How Far Can ‘Too Far Go?”, and I’d say this lobby card from Mexico is teetering on the brink. Totally inappropriate and pedophilic, this leering piece of ‘bait and switch’ movie advertising plays up on Brooke Shield’s reputation for playing sexualized roles and being, ahem… underaged.

“Tilt” is a 1979 film starring¬† Shields as a teenage pinball wizard, who hustles chumps out of their money at the local arcade. The movie is actually a quite tame drama and does not feature any nudity or partial nudity of the then thirteen year-old actress, though this lobby card makes you want to believe it does. As if the visuals weren’t selling the pedophilia angle hard enough, the film’s Spanish title “Cara linda… La nina perversa” (“Cute Face… The Perverse Girl”) is the sleaze-icing on this degenerate tort.¬† Only in the 70’s…