The First Turn-On!! (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  November 1983 (USA)
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A group of teenage summer campers and one counselor share the stories of their first sexual experiences when an avalanche traps them in a cave...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Georgia Harrell ...
Michelle Farmer
Michael Sanville ...
Mitch 'Stud'
Henry Putz
John Flood ...
Danny Anderson
Heidi Miller ...
Annie Goldberg
Al Pia ...
Alfred Zitzler
Betty Pia ...
Mrs. Anderson
Gilda Gumbo ...
Madame Gumbo
Lara Grills ...
Lucy the Hooker
Kristina Marie Wetzel ...
Barbara Billingham
Frank Trent Saladino ...
David Berardi ...
Johnny the Maniac
Ted Henning ...
Donna Winter ...
Mona the Ball Buster
Sheila Kennedy ...


A group of teenage summer campers and one counselor share the stories of their first sexual experiences when an avalanche traps them in a cave...

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This film was shot at an actual summer camp. Various campers from the camp are featured as extras in the movie. See more »


Johnny the Maniac: Zingo!
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Production Naturalist: Ruth Kaufman Production Foot Doctors: Ed Wolf, Charles Kaufman Tarantula's Foot Doctor: Susan Kaufman See more »


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before Toxie, there was sex comedy... and it wasn't very good, as one might guess
16 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The First Turn-On!! (must have the two exclamation points there because, hey, more stuff on the poster!!) is a sex-romp where we get to see the inside scoops on what the "first time" was like for a few ass-wipes and two stuck up chicks (to speak in Beavis & Butt-head tongue), and they all beef up their stories that they tell in the cave after an avalanche makes the cave impenetrable... he-he, impenetrable, is that a funny? Well, no, on to the movie itself, one of the early collaborations between Troma founder/bad-taste pioneers Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, who share producer/director credits here.

Their game, if one can't tell from their other movies, is intentionally hitting the lowest common denominator. They do have a tongue-in-cheek through most of it- that is when the misogyny doesn't scream out like a young lady's first or almost orgasm- and at least they're not trying to be offensive... actually, no, that's a lie. If you got offended by this, they won half the battle (and if you paid for the whole DVD- as opposed to, with some wit, getting it off of Netflix instant-view, they won the other half).

I would like to try to look deeper into some of the psychological ramifications of what the campers and camp-leader with the frizzy 80's hair and wide blue eyes go into, but does it matter? Whenever Kaufman and Herz try to get on with a story it makes so many detours it threatens to jump off a cliff with two boobs in your face. This said, throughout the raucous and stupid and juvenile and just flat-out gross and 11-year old humor wedged into a very-R-rated sex comedy, I actually did laugh at a few lines like "This would be easier than (bleeping) a tomato", and there were a few sight gags that did make me chuckle loudly. I could probably count those times on one hand. And I guess there are some nice bosoms, to note once again. The rest of it is obnoxious crap-comedy, the kind where you roll your eyes or just sit in momentary stunned silence and go "really, you had to go there?

It's a Porky's knock-off at camp that unfortunately doesn't go far enough to anticipate 127 Hours. Now if they had to cut off some genitals to stay alive (mostly testicles) it might be a better night out.

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