Monday 16 June 2014

Porky's Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars of naughty eighties campus shenanigans.Porky's cover
Originally released in 1982, Porky's is written and directed by Bob Clarke (A Christmas Story, Baby Geniuses), a cult classic which was arguably the fore-runner of films like American Pie and The Hangover.
Set in 1954, Porky's tells the story of a group of college students, intent on helping their unfortunate friend Pee Wee (Dan Monahan - The Night Flier, Baby Geniuses) who is trying desperately to get himself laid.
Porky's peepholesPee Wee and his friends are engaged in an ongoing battle with their teachers, coaches, other students on campus and the world in general. One of their favourite pastimes is to hide behind the shower heads in the wall of the ladies locker room, so that they can can watch the action.
Of course, they eventually get caught, when Balbricker (Nancy Parsons - Sudden Impact, Steel Magnolias) the ladies sports coach, manages to capture Tommy (Wyatt Knight - Porky's II, The Next Day) by the "tally-whacker", Porky's Balbrickerleading to one of the funniest scenes I have ever seen as she tries to explain to the head master, with the other two male coaches laughing their socks off in the background.
Along side all of this are the constant attempts by Coach Brackett (Boyd Gaines - Fame, Funny Games) to find out why every body refers to ladies coach Honeywell (Kim Cattrall - Sex and The City, Big Trouble In Little China) as "Lassie".
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews.