Tuesday, January 25, 2011

2069: A SEX ODYSSEY (1974) - the ultimate trip (assuming you're into space tits)

Check out the zero gravity slo-mo boots these girls are wearing. Hopefully you'll be able to buy those at a Sharper Image someday. Then again, you'd have to head down to the mall to get them. Forget about it.

Never has utter stupidity been rendered with such a deftly epic touch. 2069 takes the Bavarian sex comedy and cloaks it in Barbarella-isms, while presenting the sophisticated European counterpoint to the American exploitation non-classic Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman. Then again, pretty much anything is more sophisticated than Spaceman. Have you ever seen King Frat, the Animal House ripoff where the sole plot impetus is that a group of fraternity brothers are trying to win a fart contest? That's more sophisticated than Wham Bam Thank You Spaceman. In other words, Tom Bob says check out both of these films pronto. You're welcome.

The double entendre comedy on display is actually kinda funny, in a Benny Hill sort of way, which is the big surprise to come out of this whole endeavor. Many sex comedies that emphasize sex usually do so at the expense of comedy. Here they are interwoven, rather than presented in alternating conflict. The plot involves these space girls being forced to land on earth to collect sperm so they can repopulate their soon-to-be-dying race. See, they are heroes on a desperate mission, so the sex stuff is completely necessary to the plot. Do you remember the "sex girl patrol" skit from The Kids in the Hall? Here is the real deal, and with actual hot German chicks instead of Canadian dudes in drag. To each their own, of course.

Well, if true science fiction is about ideas, what are the ideas being presented here? That we are not alone in this universe, and this is a golden opportunity for erotic encounters? That men are only interested in sex, even when the greatest scientific discovery of all time is staring them in the face? Or, perhaps, all women are whores, even alien ones on important life saving missions? I don't know about you, but I think the big idea here is FASHION. Just look at what they're wearing!!! Or not wearing. That's a fashion in and of itself too, you know. I think I'm starting to get a funny feeling in my monolith.


  1. An amazing retrospective....
    Excellent pics, too!

  2. Ahhh! There's too much awesome going on in here. I need a moist towelette!

    My eyes will being seeing this movie in the not-so distant future. You better believe it.

    Holy shit!

  3. @Andrew
    Thanks much

    If you're gonna be taking your eyes to see it, make sure you bring your crotch along. You're welcome :P