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Tanya's Island (1980)

R | | Drama | 5 December 1980 (USA)
A female model faces off against an ape on a tropical island.

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A female model faces off against an ape on a tropical island.

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Hikyû no Tania  »

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Vanity plus Guy in a Cheap Gorilla Suit=Oscar Material
3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

D.D. Winters (a.k.a. 'Vanity') was highly nude from time to time in this odd little film. There were two other actors, one playing her abusive boyfriend and the other is a kind, sensitive emotionally available guy in a gorilla suit. The carachter was supposed to be an actual gorilla, but the cheap production values kill any suspension of disbelief. Tanya is stranded on the island with her thuggish boyfriend, but the gorilla has special qualities that win her heart and drag the body into near-bestiality.

The last performance of Mae West was as a guest on the Mr. Ed show. She used her patented come-ons to the talking horse, plying him with seductive patter. That too, was odd. That episode and this film would make a fun double feature for a very select audience.


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