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I would have switched the roles


So there was this plain looking girl who had an extremely attractive girl coming to live with her, and that attractive girl was also a witch. That doesn't sound right, I would have done it the other way around with Linda Blair paying the witch girl. I mean, the movie was quite funny to suggest that the pretty girl had to use witchcraft to seduce men around her - I think she could have done it easily without any witchcraft.

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Interesting.

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Yeah. But I have to believe that Linda was tired of being the evil one. She was already typecast after The Exorcist. Then she got in trouble with the whole cocaine thing right before she took this role. Maybe she was originally offered the witch part and requested the other as a way to try and change her image.

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That wouldn't work. Though a witch, she still had to be pretty/beautiful to seduce and attract men. She was a witch, but not that type (Samantha Stevens) of witch. I think the ages of the actresses would conflict also.

Then, the aspect of transforming the dowdy stranger into being pretty with the make-over (even though that was calculated by the witch/pretty girl), and to produce the scene when Linda's dress does not look as good on her as the pretty girl. "Bewitching" is what the Lee Purcell was, as the witch. (I met her a couple of times.)

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