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Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Every generation has a defining teen-sex comedy, and Porky's was the one for my parents. I've seen it several times now and still find it hilarious, especially the scene with the female PE teacher requesting a penis line-up.
American Pie for the late 90's and in the early 80's we had Porky's . In them days the censorship was pretty bad and I am pretty certain this was hard to watch in those early days.
The comedy is spot on and if you don't laugh at least once, you have no sense of humour.
I love this up to to this day and most of the jokes still work especially the shower scene.
I guarantee if you haven't seen this and need a few chuckles, check it out.
Oh, I am looking for Mike Hunt on here, please let me know if you find him. ;)
Before the crude and raunchy sex comedies of this generation (American Pie) which had axed the humor in return for only appealing to horny teenage boys there was Porky's. And as much as I would assume that Bob Clark's film had the same type of reaction during the time of its initial release as films like the American Pie saga do now; I think Porky's stands out past those as a true comedy that works.
Bob Clark is such a interesting director, one whom I am proud to say I am a fan of. What kind of guy starts his career making underrated horror gems then onto sex and adult comedies and finally crashing (no pun intended) at family friendly…
I remember seeing Porky's when I was about fourteen or fifteen and thinking it was really grimy and far sleazier than the late 90s and early 2000s sex comedies I was used to. The slimy redneck strip-club, the insanely mean-spirited pranks, the infamous changing room scene, the strange moments of social commentary — this is an incredibly politically incorrect film that could not exist today. It's also extremely funny and consistently entertaining with surprisingly solid performances. Dan Monahan, who opens the film with a case of morning wood, is particularly hilarious. Bob Clark gives the film a sleazy, cheap look and a total lack of story, both of which work to its favour. The finale is big and impressive (though I honestly feel a little bad for Porky). This will likely horrify a modern audience, but I have a definite soft spot for obnoxious 80s sex comedies, and this is their king.
Why I re-watched this one? I found the DVD in a thrift store and it said it had a DVD commentary from the director...the late Bob Clark. Well turns out there is no commentary....but this was a blast from my past so I watched it again.
What is this one about? Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
My thoughts on this one? Ok...I am old enough that I saw this movie in theaters when I was in junior high. Seeing this movie in theaters was one of my most…
One of my favorite films of all time. I'm starting to see a trend where the old skool raunchy comedy films are getting low ratings on letterboxd. I would think a film like this would get insane high scores all through the board. I see the fucking same thing with Animal House. They're giving low scores for fucking Animal House too for fuck sakes?And yes, they don't make them like these anymore.
After watching The Last American Virgin (1982), it only made sense for me to follow it with Porky's. I always have fun spending time with this cast - the laughter is infectious.
I will admit, the soundtrack isn't as good as The Last American Virgin, and the more serious elements of the story aren't handled so deftly, but I do find Porky's to be a (marginally) more enjoyable experience overall.
Bob Clark's Porky's is the quintessential R-Rated good time.
It's strange that it's taken me so long to catch up to such an iconic film of the 80s, but it wasn't worth the wait. Not very funny (except for the "Mike Hunt" scene) and not very titillating, this one is just kind of there. And I've never seen a film where time and again, something "funny" happens and all the surrounding actors stand around laughing for twenty seconds about something that was never humorous to begin with. Eesh.
P.S. My favorite eighties sex comedy is still Hot Dog: The Movie.
Vordergründig ist der Film eine überspitzte Darstellung des ungezügelten Sex-Drangs amerikanischer Teenager in den 1950er Jahren. Doch am Ende kulminiert er in einer Katharsis des aufgeklärten Amerika gegen das Redneck-Milieu.
[gesehen im englischen Originalton]
Heute stelle ich euch einen der erfolgreichsten kanadischen Filme aller Zeiten vor: Porky's! Nie gehört? Kein Problem. Porky's ist für die Staaten und Kanada das, was für viele unserer Eltern die Lemon Popsicle (Eis am Stiel) Filme waren oder für die meisten Leute meiner Generation American Pie. Und damit ist klar, bei Porky's handelt es sich um eine klassische Sex-Komödie, die aber irgendwie nie humorvoll ist...
Regisseur Bob Clark, immerhin verantwortlich für den Frühslasher Black Christmas und den furchtbaren Stallone Rhinestone, hat vor allem mit zwei Problemen zu kämpfen. Auf der einen Seite ist da die nicht vorhandene Story um ein paar halbstarke Highschool-Typen, deren Darsteller im übrigen natürlich wieder viel zu alt sind, die den ganzen Tag triebgesteuert auf…
I expected this to be a guys only movie that I would find no humor in at all. I was wrong! There are a ton of funny moments and the cast all seem to be having a ball together. The ending is awesome! I can definitely understand its classic status.
The proto teen sex comedy. Like most of them, it's not 100% great, but there are some quite funny moments. More interesting is that it takes place in 1954, which is not a time period I associate with raunchy comedies. It's unique in that respect.
I saw a large chunk of this on TV years ago and totally forgot. Perhaps that's why I didn't enjoy it a little more. Still, very funny and bawdy. The women especially are game no matter how silly or stupid they have to act. The guys are all tons of fun and well-drawn. I guess I just wanted to laugh more overall.
Still just as funny as I remember it. I might be juvenile, but this is a comedy classic. There are a few classic scenes that still makes me laugh my ass off.
It might not be for everyone, but if you are a tad juvenile and remembers the T&A comedies of old, this is one for you.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…