This film is a running joke on the popular podcast 'The Flop House.' The film was the source of a year-long controversy, dubbed by fans as 'Ding-Dong Gate,' centered on co-host Stuart Wellington's insistence that Giorgio rips off his own genitals. The debate was seemingly put to rest when director Stuart Gordon responded to a tweet from a young Flophouse fan to confirm that no, Giorgio did not rip off his own ding-dong. Regardless, the film is referenced nearly every episode of the podcast, alongside two other Wellington favorites, "Head of the Family" and "The Invisible Maniac."
The film was also originally set to be released through a planned but cancelled sub-label of Full Moon called PulsePounders, named after a film Full Moon CEO Charles Band produced and directed during the 1980s at his previous studio, Empire International in Rome, Italy. The would-be sub-label was intended to be created for releasing extreme & unrated horror films, but the label ended up being used as the name of a "KidVid" label Band created in the mid-to-late 1990s, after his Moonbeam Entertainment sub-label for kids folded.