Groupies | Offscreen
The breakthrough of youth and counter culture at the end of the sixties and start of the seventies, saw the emergence of a new phenomenon: the groupie as a mostly female, obsessive fan of pop and rock celebrities. It starts off as idolatry, sexual fantasies and throwing knickers and bra's at the stage, but with some perseverance it can end up backstage in the arms of a sweaty rock god. These stories of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll were an ideal source of inspiration for B and Z filmmakers and an excellent excuse for them to show excessive nudity on screen.
"Groupie Girl" is an example of the saucy British film productions that were shown at cinemas in London's sex district Soho: naughty but never truly explicit. Most of these films had a lightly humourous tone, but for this one a curious and atypical kitchen sink approach was taken.
"Ich, Ein Groupie" on the other hand is a typical sexploitation film by the Swiss producer of the "Schulmädchen"-series. A moralising story in which the voluptuous cult actress Ingrid Steeger has all sorts of kinky groupie adventures, to end up as a warning against the dangers of sexual and psychopharmaceutical excess.
A gorgeous but naive English blonde falls for the charms of the singer of a psychedelic rock band, only to have him disappear after a night of sex. Lovesick she follows him around Europe and has all sorts of adventures with Hell's Angels and devil worshippers.