Crack that whip! It’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST RIP-OFF MONTH at Mondo Mondays, featuring a hidden treasure trove of awesomely awful Indy knock-offs guaranteed to melt your face!
“Adventure without shame! A lost civilization where no man has ever been … and for good reason!” If you’ve been waiting for a goofy softcore parody of Raiders of the Lost Ark based on a kinky adult comic strip, and featuring ‘80s Whitesnake video vixen Tawny Kitaen trying to act, this is your lucky day!
“Pure cheesy ridiculousness … so bizarrely and charmingly bad that you just have to see it.” – efilmcritic.com
The strangely lavish French-made adventure flick The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak (badly/hilariously dubbed into English) features big-haired ‘80s pinup queen Tawny Kitaen (star of Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” music video) making her dubious film debut in the title role of Gwendoline, a virginal 1940s adventuress on a globetrotting quest to find her missing father, last seen in a remote jungle seeking a rare butterfly. As the plot hurtles toward the mysterious land of an all-female, S&M-crazed civilization known as the Yik-Yak (where cheesy sets, leather garb and nudity can all be found in great abundance), Gwendoline recruits hunky mercenary Willard (hunky ‘80s B-movie dude, Brent Huff, star of Nine Deaths of the Ninja) and loopy best friend Beth (French model Zabou, strangely reminiscent of Olive Oyl) for a series of colorfully awful misadventures including a climactic chariot race involving human horses in leather saddles (yes, that’s right) and a silly sexual ceremony intended to ensure the continuation of the all-female Yik-Yak culture. Boasting some supremely terrible acting, a lot of campy shenanigans and a constant parade of T&A and embarrassing “eroticism” (loosely based on John Willie’s 1940s bondage-themed comic strip, “Sweet Gwendoline”), this is a surprisingly entertaining trainwreck that could have only escaped from the 1980s. (Dir. by Just Jaekin, 1984, France, badly dubbed in English, 87 mins., Rated R)
Mondo Mondays RAFFLE 2018
VH-YES! Each month at Mondo Mondays in 2018 we’ll be holding a free raffle for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind prize: an old-school VHS case with original Mondo Mondays cover art designed by Tucson artist Ben Mackey! There’ll be new cover art every month, and each case will include a fabulous mystery VHS tape! Collect ‘em all! You must attend EVERY Mondo movie of the month in order to enter, and only one lucky winner will be selected at the final screening of each month. A special punch card will be provided to keep track of your attendance. And remember … please be kind and rewind.