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H.O.T.S. (1979)

R | | Comedy | May 1979 (USA)
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College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, ... See full summary »


W. Terry Davis (original idea), W. Terry Davis (story) | 4 more credits »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kiger ... Honey Shayne
Lisa London ... O'Hara
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Teri Lynn
Kimberly Cameron ... Sam
Mary Steelsmith ... Clutz
Angela Aames ... Boom-Boom Bangs
Marjorie Andrade ... Conchita
Cece Bullard Cece Bullard ... Debbie
Karen Smith Karen Smith ... Candi
Robyn Martin Robyn Martin ... Brandy
Lindsay Bloom ... Melody Ragmore
K.C. Winkler K.C. Winkler ... Cynthia
Sandy Johnson ... Stephanie
Marilyn Rubin Marilyn Rubin ... Jackie
Constance Carlton Constance Carlton ... Pi Girl


College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, plenty of fraternity boys and even a house-keeping robot. Can the girls of H.O.T.S. overcome the scrutiny of their unliberated student counterparts and the University Administration as they unknowingly become the focus of bumbling crooks? Written by Eric Kopstain <e-kopstain@nwu.edu>

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May 1979 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The film features three Playboy Playmates of The Month: Susan Kiger (1977),Pamela Jean Bryant (1978) and Sandy Johnson (1974) as well as Playboy model KC Winkler,who wasn't selected as a Playmate, but was a finalist in 1979 for their 25th anniversary issue. See more »


Melody Ragmore: Everyone knows what H.O.T.S. stands for, and it's disgusting!
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Music & Lyrics by Jerry McBee
Sung by John Joyce
Back-Up Vocal by Pam Miller
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Inept sexploitation romp with lots of nudity depicted badly
9 September 2019 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"H.O.T.S." is an unashamedly exploitative sex comedy flick that followed hot on the heels of "National Lampoon's Animal House", a box-office smash in the late '70s. It was also possibly inspired by all those "Swinging Cheerleaders" movies, which were basically pornographic. It was scripted, surprisingly, by two women.

The plot concerns a group of girls who are blackballed from a snooty sorority, and thus decide to start their own, named "H.O.T.S." after the first initial of each girl. They decide to use their feminine attributes to steal the boyfriends on the rival sorority. Perhaps its most famous scenes are publicity stunts the H.O.T.S. girls pull: a topless parachute jump and a game of strip football.

Of course there is a bizarre subplot about hired goons doing god-knows-what. I wasn't really able to follow these scenes. One of them involves a bear in the swimming pool. The girls also get a seal on a chain somehow, and claim that the name of their sorority stands for "Help Out the Seals".

The girls have a jock strap raid at a frat house, which features a lot of young men wandering around semi naked.

One of the H.O.T.S. girls is kidnapped and bound and gagged. They shave her hair off.

Some random guy appears to have a skull shaped like a cone? I didn't understand that part. It's a bizarre sight.

There is also an ugly fat girl in the movie, and I'm not sure what she was there for.

The movie "climaxes" in the aforementioned strip-football game. The girls play in bikinis, and take their tops off eventually. The movie completely fails to build suspense for this supposedly climactic moment, and films the game ineptly - but who cares about that, right? You want nudity. You get it... sort of. The movie's inept direction doesn't take advantage of so many topless girls by giving you a good look. In fact, the whole movie is a bit like that. The nudity seems incidental, whereas to the people watching the movie, it's anything but - it's the whole reason you watched it in the first place.

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