Detail

Title ID 344Collection ID160
TitleL’s Belles!
Date1979
CollectionEastbourne Cine Group
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionComedy
ThemeCine Club Film-making
KeywordsAccidents Cars Motor Vehicles Roads Transport Women
Location
LocalEastbourne
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionEastbourne Cine Group
FormatColour Sound
Duration11 min. 25 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

A comic fiction film made by the Eastbourne Cine Group about a "woman", played by a man in drag, who repeatedly fails her driving test.

Description

A woman narrates the story of her numerous driving tests - her part is played however in the film by a man in drag. The woman, under the tutorship of the British United Motoring School (BUMS) fails her first driving test when she reverses into trolleys in a supermarket car park. Two months later she fails again. Her third and final test ends even before she has left the examination centre's car park when, under the influence of alcohol, she knocks over a pedestrian. She is forced to walk home after another motorist crushes her bicycle.