SYSK Selects: How Exploitation Films Work


A still from 'Reefer Madness', an anti-drugs exploitation film from 1936. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A still from 'Reefer Madness', an anti-drugs exploitation film from 1936. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In today's SYSK Select episode, we learn about exploitation films. During the 1930s-80s, the work of directors operating in the shadows of Hollywood led to explorations in sexuality and violence that mainstream cinema wouldn't touch. Join Chuck and Josh as they explore the seedy underbelly of grindhouse flicks.