Monday, February 06, 2006
I was perusing TCM Monthly newsletter and happened upon the name Flash Gordon. I loved it as a kid and remember watching it on Saturday mornings in reruns from way back inna day.
But while perusing, my trivial brain dredged up a blast from my past to recall the soft porn classic, Flesh Gordon. From 1972 methinks. Of course, I went to the Bijou to view it in those years shortly before the disco craze. Only in order to relive one of my, er, many childhood heroes.
The above picture is from Flesh Gordon II. Evidently, Flesh I was suckcessful, ergo, Flesh II. I must admit that I never saw II.
From TCM, here is the synopsis from the original "Flesh Gordon."
Outrageous and campy, this adult version of the Saturday matinee classic follows Flesh, Dale Ardor and Dr. Jerkoff into outer space to stop a strange sex ray flowing from the planet Wang towards Earth. Lots of nudity, a giant Penisaurus, Candy Samples as a lesbian space queen, and an uncredited voice-over by Craig T. Nelson. Restored version includes 15 minutes of restored footage. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; audio commentary; scene access; theatrical trailer.
P.S. The editor [ me ] applauds the creativity: a giant penisaurus, Candy Samples, and Dr. Jerkoff among others. Even in soft porn, they don't make 'em lickem, er, like they used to.