Monday, August 2, 2010

Movie Delight Monday

Well it's Monday here in Lousyana, where you can get heat stroke from merely walking to the mailbox.  I'm not kidding. My Mawmaw's porch thermometer read 109 today.  That's just ridiculous.  I thought hell froze over in February......

Anyhoo, you all know what time it is:


I know you've waited eagerly since last week, on the edge of your proverbial seats in anticipation of the next amazing film treasure I'll choose to share with you. 

The movie I've chosen for today is a film that - surprisingly - many people have never seen.  I saw it for the first time as a freshman in high school.  I was staying over at my uncle's house, and while perusing his VHS collection came across it.  Although I'm sure my mother would have freaked had she known, my uncle let me and my sister watch it anyway.

Years later when my mom saw it in my dvd collection, she laughed and called it the "American Pie" of her generation.

Ladies and gents, I present to you

That's right.  The lewd, sex-filled, genitalia-palooza that is Porky's. 

This movie is like the Ghandi of teen sex comedies. 

Some history on the film:

Written and directed by Bob Clark (he also directed "A Christmas Story"), the film was released in 1982 and stars a handful of unknowns along with a young (and brunette) Kim Cattrall. 

Based in the early 1950s Florida, a group of horny teenage boys just want to get laid.  They also play basketball and torment PE Coach Balbricker, but mostly they spend their time thinking about sex.  

Pee Wee is the Jim (think American Pie) of the group, always embarrassing himself and the last to get jokes.  He's desperate to lose his v-card, so much so that he's willing to get with anyone who's willing.  Anyone.

Billy and Tommy are the ringleaders of the group.  They come up with all kinds of shenanigans for the guys to get into.  Girls tend to favor these two.

Mickey is the redneck, always looking for a good time - or a fight.  Meat is the tough guy, and supposedly nicknamed for his, um.....appendage. 

The guys have one main girl friend, Wendy, who's as dirty-minded as the boys, and always up for practical jokes.  She's also easy.

Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?  Mike Hunt?

So, the guys come up with a plan to visit a gentleman's club called "Porky's" in the hopes of bagging one of Porky's girls.  They're all underage, but head across county lines and get into the club with fake IDs.  Porky pulls one over on the guys and embarrasses them, but only after taking their money.  The boys plan revenge...

In the meantime, Billy and Tommy have found  a way to spy on the girls in the locker room at school...

Coach Balbricker sort of gets a glimpse of one of the boys, leading to a hysterical scene in the principal's office. 

Speaking of Coach Balbricker, she's a grumpy old woman who very much dislikes the growing attraction between the new girls' gymnastics coach Miss Honeywell  (Kim Cattrall) and the boy's assistant coach Mr. Brackett. 

THIS romance leads to another hysterical scene, this time in the gym's laundry room. 

All in all, Porky's is full of double entendres, innuendos and flat-out raunchy sex comedy.  I highly recommend it to anyone who's not offended by a glimpse (or more) of both male and female private parts. 

If you like this one, also check out Porky's II: The Next Day and Porky's Revenge.


  1. Great flick. You've inspired me to watch it again. It's ridiculously hot here too since I live about 30 minutes from Louisiana. So hot, in fact, that I take the four wheeler to the mailbox.

  2. That's a great idea.....I may have to go buy one. Or a golf cart.