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Private Parts is a 1972 black comedy/horror film directed by Paul Bartel as his feature film debut. When the film was released on video, some store customers objected to the original cover featuring Stern with no clothes on. An alternate version of the cover was produced featuring Stern fully clothed.

It was Bartel's debut feature, produced for Gene Corman, after which he joined forces with the latter's brother Roger Corman during the heyday of B-movie house New World Pictures, where he would direct Death Race 2000 and Cannonball, both starring David Carradine.


When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio. The lodgers are odd, Aunt Martha is a moralizer obsessed with funerals, murder is afoot, and the inexperienced and trusting Cheryl may be the next victim. She wants to be treated like a woman, and she's drawn to George, a handsome photographer who longs for human contact but sleeps with a water-inflated doll and spies on Cheryl as she bathes. Jeff, a neighborhood clerk, may be Cheryl's only ally in what she doesn't realize is a perilous residence haunted by family secrets. And, what happened to Alice, a model who used to have Cheryl's room?


  • Ayn Ruymen ... Cheryl Stratton
  • Lucille Benson ... Aunt Martha
  • John Ventantonio ... George
  • Laurie Main ... Reverend Moon
  • Stanley Livingston ... Jeff
  • Charles Woolf ... Jeff's Dad
  • Ann Gibbs ... Judy
  • Len Travis ... Mike
  • Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Quigley
  • Gene Simms ... First Policeman
  • John Lupton ... Second Policeman
  • Patrick Strong ... Artie

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