Meshulam Rikls, Pia Zadora's billionaire husband at the time this film was made, reputedly spent $5 million to make it, then paid Universal Pictures several million more to give it a theatrical release in the United States.
This film's entire American marketing campaign - Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots and Radio Ads - was written by Razzie Awards founder John Wilson, who argued with its producer to restore several especially funny scenes because he wanted to use them as clips in his Razzie Awards for Worst Achievements in Film. The scenes eventually did appear in the released film, and at the fourth Annual Razzie Awards ceremonies.
Pia Zadora attended an opening night showing of this film in West Los Angeles, where half of the audience were voting members of the Razzie Awards, and the film was greeted with hoots and howls of derisive laughter throughout. After the showing, Zadora gamely stood in the lobby and signed autographs for anyone in attendance who wanted one.
In the novel on which this film is based, the scene where Pia Zadora's character accepts Best Screenplay was set at the Academy Awards and featured Jerilee Randall dropping her dress to appear totally nude with an Oscar statuette tattooed across her torso, the head of which was buried in her crotch.
When this movie was in development at Universal Pictures, this film's lead actress Pia Zadora was making controversial headlines in the media with Butterfly (1982). This movie was Pia Zadora's final big movie role as a leading actress in a cinema movie, Zadora's other films being not significant theatrical releases.