Sessomatto (AKA How Funny Can Sex Be?) is a hilarious (albeit tasteless) Italian sex comedy in nine parts. No real nudity to speak of; however, the content of the stories are pretty damn risque. The reason to watch is the two actors who star in all eight parts: Giancarlo Giannini, obviously a comic genius, and Laura Antonelli who is a stone cold fox, and pretty funny as well.
Admittedly, I'm not particularly familiar with Italian film nor these actors, so I'm definitely at a disadvantage relying on subtitles. Even so, I found it extremely enjoyable and laugh out loud funny at times.... and at times cringing from the bad taste. A look into each act:
Here are some pages from the November 5th, 1985 issue of Family Circle magazine - starting with a testimonial from a bunch of dudes on what fragrances they like.
Harry the art director says,"I like light florals in summer; heavier, sweeter scents in winter." Whereas, David the food editor just likes his ladies to use soap.
Like I've said - I'm getting a lot of movie watching in while the family is away. A lot of flicks I've wanted to see for a long time, or haven't seen in decades are going in the VCR the next couple weeks.
Today, we're looking at The Lost Empire, the directorial debut of Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall, Sorority House Massacre II, Return of Swamp Thing). It's actually pretty low on nudity, but full of smoking hot ladies and enough fun-filled camp to keep most fans of 80s B-movies happy.
In The Lost Empire you'll find Anthony Kiedis' dad, disappearing eyebrows, a penis cannon, prison mud wrestling, ninjas, a King Sized Cracked magazine, and the Tall Man from Phantasm. If this sounds intriguing to you, follow me as I take it scene by scene...
Today's Parade is just chock full of retro dynamite. We have a treatise on Africans taking our white women as trophy wives, a reveal on the new replay machine for football games, and an open letter to President Nixon - plus flamethrowers for your yard! It's an issue you won't want to miss...
I remember renting Night of the Living Babes back in '88 not knowing really what to expect. It was a strange little movie - sort of John Waters-esque, with a horror twist. I returned it to the store, and didn't think about it again for twenty years.
Then, for whatever reason, a memory of this weird flick popped into my head. "What the hell was the name of that movie?" I couldn't remember to save my life, and it became sort of a quest to rediscover this film.
Recently, I found it, and was sad to see it's never earned a DVD release, so all that remains are some shitty VHS tapes and even worse VHS rips. But that will have to do. I'm not going to abort my quest just because of some poor video quality. It's time to rediscover this lost classic scene by scene - let's dive in!
I know I'm posting a lot of Parades, but I have a massive stack that I feel an unaccountable urge to scan. If this isn't your bag move on to the next post - but know that each Parade is densely packed with super seventies-ness: a must read for any 70sphile. Enjoy!
Captain's Log, Stardate 43125.8. Our mission: to explore the vast expanse of space and travel to the remote edges of time in a search of miniskirts. Should we find them, we will record their existence for the betterment of mankind. It is only because of the gravity and importance of this mission that I'm willing to put this ship and crew at great risk.
It's time to explore high hemlines, to seek out short skirts, to boldly go where no pants or slacks have gone before. Engage power - lift off!.
There were a lot of adult comedies in the seventies - which isn't surprising because there were a lot of adults. In fact, America had never had anywhere close to this many adults... all with plenty of loose change and spare time to go catch a movie. Naturally, the comedies that came out of this era weren't for kids - not just because of their sexual content, but because the humor simply wasn't for them (think Woody Allen and 1970s Blake Edwards).
Among the tidal wave of adult oriented comedies comes Gosh! Or How To Succeed In Hollywood Without Really Acting (1974) AKA Alice Goodbody. It's a comedic take on making it in showbiz with plenty o' adult content. Let's have a look at this oft forgotten comedy, shall we?