For Gay Pride Month: Answers to yesterday's Two Quick Questions:
Tom DeSimone directed Hell Night - he also went on to direct other classics like Reform School Girls as well as several episodes of the syndicated TV show, Freddy's Nightmares. But the reason we are bringing him up for Gay Pride Month is that Mr. DeSimone, under the name of Lancer Brooks, directed a slew of (mostly gay) porn films including, Hot Truckin', Heavy Equipment and the classic, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Electric Banana (aka Confessions of a Male Groupie). However, when one is reviewing the works of Mr. DeSimone, one must never forget his masterpiece, Chatterbox; which tells the tale of a woman with a talking vagina. Nope, I am not making this up. I am sure that Platinum Dunes would love to do a remake of that one.
When it was revealed that Feminist Icon, and celebrated Lesbian Author, Rita Mae Brown penned the screenplay to The Slumber Party Massacre, (as well as the film being directed by a woman, Amy Jones), a lot of liberated women took umbrage and felt betrayed (a dear friend of mine, who was a dedicated feminist, nearly burst a blood vessel when she discovered these facts - I am not kidding). Sadly, I think my friend and the others who were angry, might have never seen this movie. Despite the rather sordid plot of this film, the dialogue is brilliant and crisp, and some of the kills are ingenious. And frankly, you won't need a PHD in Women's Studies to read the underlying message in this one; that is if you have a sense of humor.