Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0. USA, 1997. Kuzui Enterprises, MDP Worldwide, Avenging Conscience, Orgazmo Inc.. Screenplay by Trey Parker. Cinematography by Kenny Gioseffi. Produced by Fran Rubel Kuzui, Jason McHugh, John Frank Rosenblum, Matt Stone. Music by Paul Robb. Production Design by Tristan Paris Bourne. Costume Design by Kristen Anacker. Film Editing by Michael R. Miller, Trey Parker. Toronto International Film Festival 1997.
Worthless comedy tries to be political satire but actually is only an excuse to show naked breasts. Trey Parker (who also wrote and directed) stars as a young Mormon boy who goes door-to-door in Los Angeles spreading the word of God. One day he comes to the door of a porn producer and, through his excellent martial arts abilities, ends up becoming a star in the director’s latest opus, Orgazmo, the adventures of a porn superhero. His religious beliefs prevent him from actually performing the sexual acts in the films (he uses a “stunt cock”), but the huge amounts of money being offered keep him from turning down the project outright, particularly considering that he is getting married soon and could use the money for his wedding. Parker wants desperately to poke fun at the hypocrisy involved in religious groups who attack pornography and use “family values” as a platform for every kind of intolerance, but here his message is lost amid boring dialogue and dull humour that fails to ever elicit a good laugh. The only signs of life are South Park co-creator Matt Stone’s moments as a mullet-headed production assistant whose increasingly odd expressions are very amusing.