Jace Rocker is a crew guy who co-directed a couple of Jonathan Morgan classics ("Haunted Nights" and "Arabian Nights") back in the day but comes a cropper with this way too obvious, poorly produced satire of comic strips as movie fodder. Since most Penthouse releases are at least carefully shot, its cheap sets and silliness are hard to take by comparison.
Evan Stone is cast, and overacts as usual, as the central character, an unsuccessful Hollywood scriptwriter who inveigles his way into the office of high-powered producer Randy Spears and gets to pitch his projects. Stuck for an idea that will impress Spears he plagiarizes his ditzy roommate Danny Wylde's ideas (that come to him in dreams, leading to noisy verbal outbursts that wake the neighbors). It's a sci-fi tale of Evil Dr. Wang (Tommy Gunn with hair slicked back and at least a quasi-Fu Manchu mustache) vs. The Golden Hornet, latter a costumed super-heroine also known as Supertail.
Rocker's script is extremely trite in emphasizing the venality and deterioration of mainstream filmmaking in recent decades, as Spears jumps at the chance to make utter crap, in the form of a "Flash Gordon" styled fantasy ripoff, stating of Evan's project proposal: "It's so bad, it's brilliant: box office gold".
In a ludicrously cornball romantic angle, uppity neighbor Kim Kane turns out to be Spears' secretary and of course will end up in the sack with Stone at film's end after some de rigeur rom-com verbal sparring with him. Conveniently her friend Jessica Bangkok is just right to play the title role of Supertail in the film project, and Jessica in her spandex costume and sexy XXX performance is clearly the highlight of the Penthouse release.
An exceedingly cheap set for the interior of a space ship (circa 1930s) is used for a couple of sex scenes and is as insulting to the viewer as the lousy dialog. Of course, porn (soft-core division) yielded an all- time classic Flesh Gordon back in the theatrical exhibition Golden Age, but this lame attempt at that sort of genre is impoverished both creatively and budget-wise.
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