La Mesa Que Mas Aplauda(The Table That Aplauds the Most/The Table Dance) takes place in the poor, humble Mexican town of San Pascual El Chico. Nacho, the son of Mayor Cienfuegos, sexually harasses a bunch of working class women(Lupita, Pilar, Jenny, etc.) and they give him his "just desserts"! Nacho gets even with the women by using his father's resources to have them fired from their jobs! Berenice(Liz Vega), an exotic dancer from Las Vegas, arrives in San Pascual and she comes up with a plan to help Lupita, Pilar, and Jenny. They plan to bounce back by starting a strip club. Will they succeed with Cienfuegos still in office?
The plot for LMQMA seems to have been inspired by a song from the band Climax(they make a guest appearance in the film). Director Rene Cardona III is good at handling broad humor and there's plenty of it in this film. This film also does a tasteful job handling its tawdry, provocative material. It feels like a Frank Capra movie mixed with a Russ Meyer movie. There seems to be at least two versions of this film out there: for example, Father Carmelo(Sergio Corona)tells Lupita that he saw a film about Father Amaro. In the other version, he tells the same thing to a blonde woman(a completely different woman)in an alternate take.
Maribel Fernandez(a co star from Televisa's La Fea Mas Bella)portrays Lupita's mother in the film. The lovely Hanny Saenz plays Pilar and she looks like a blonde version of Thalia...to me, at least. La Mesa Que Mas Aplauda isn't award-worthy cinema, but it's a breezy, fun, lightweight film that'll entertain for an hour and a half.
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