High School Hellcats (1958) : Old Hollywood Movie Night

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Joyce Martin in the new girl at school. She is by all means a normal girl: not too good, not too bad. She doesn't receive the attention and love she wishes she did from home, so when Connie, the leader of the all girl gang, the Hellcats, demands she join their group, Joyce feels like she has no other choice. Soon she finds herself caught up in a world of drinking, dancing, and death. 

This movie is really fun, and one of the many teenage exploitation films from American International Pictures, who produced the original Fast and the Furious in 1955. The focus on juvenile delinquency in the form of teenage girls is, in my opinion, way more interesting than your usual "bad boy" trope, and the reasons these girls are bad are so ridiculous, you can't help but relate to their frustration. The first Hellcats experience Joyce encounters in when they trick her into wearing slacks to school under the the impression that everybody would wear them, which of course is against dress code. Dolly later teaches her how to steal a $2 pair of earrings (which she secretly pays for). They drink during their meetings in an abandoned movie theater, and break into stranger's houses for wild parties.


To accompany you with this movie is a variant on a Lipstick Cocktail. Joyce's father mentions several times in the film about how she wears too much lipstick, and the way she coughs up that first drink Connie gives her tells me she needs something that goes down a little easy, Try out this fruity drink as an inexpensive  way to get a good buzz without sacrificing taste.

What You Need

  • Parrot Bay 90 Proof

  • Pineapple Juice

  • Fruit Punch

What You Do:

  1. Pour a generous amount of Parrot Bay over ice. 

  2. Fill almost the entire glass with pineapple juice.

  3. Top with a splash of fruit punch and serve.

You can currently stream High School Hellcats on Netflix.