Little Darlings primarily concerns a contest between two 15-year-old girl campers – Ferris (Tatum O’Neal), the naïve and pretentious daughter of a wealthy couple undergoing a separation as a prelude to divorce, and Angel (Kristy McNichol), the chain-smoking tomboy daughter of a promiscuous single mother – to see which girl would lose her virginity first.
The other girls at Camp Little Wolf all place bets on who will succeed – with a $100 prize purse.
Angel targets Randy (Matt Dillon), a tough kid attending a nearby boy’s camp, while Ferris sets her sights on Gary (Armand Assante), a grown-up counsellor at the girls’ camp.
Both girls ultimately lie – the one who does it says she didn’t, and the one who didn’t says she did . . .
According to Hollywood, Summer Camp was either the place you became a sex maniac or the place you got hacked to death by a resident psychopath!
A terrific pop soundtrack includes tunes by Blondie and The Cars.
The summer camp scenes were filmed at Hard Labor Creek State Park on Fairplay Road, Rutledge, approximately 50 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia (USA).
Ronald F. Maxwell