Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot

by Mike Haberfelner

March 2012

Reprinted from (re)Search My Trash

Canada 2012
produced by
Russ Mackay, William Burke for Epona Films
directed by William Burke
starring Angie Bates, Albina Nahar (= Albina Hussain), Heather O’Donnell, Michael Slade, Lynzey Patterson, Luke Gallo, Daniel Moshe Johnson, Bianca Gross, , Cornelius Betts
written by William Burke, music by Gary Borden, Russ Mackay

 

Sweet Prudence Comic Cover

Sweet Prudence Comic Cover

At the camp, they are welcomed by the owner Flower (Heather O’Donnell) and her last guest Ginger (Lynzey Patterson) with open arms, quite literally, and soon they all start to mingle. Our adventurers though don’t catch much of Bigfoot at first, just a guy in a monkey suit, self-appointed Bigfoot specialist Dirk (Luke Gallo), who has so far used his equipment, disguises and expertise mainly to see naked girls and steal their underwear though. Prudence on the other hand might not be the smartest, but when she reads her poem to Bigfoot in the open nature on the odd chance that he might hear it, he does hear it, and it touches his heart.

Dirk is actually out to kill Bigfoot, which the others don’t approve of, so he keeps it a secret but tries to make Prudence and Mike part of his plan, wanting to use them as backup when he tries to lure them into his trap wearing yet another monkeysuit. However, lying low on the lookout, Mike and Prudence rediscover their romance and make love … when Bigfoot attacks Mike!

You will probably have guessed it from my synopsis, or even from the title: Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot is not the most intelligent movie. In fact, it’s a pretty silly softcore romp that mainly offers the (very sexy) female ensemble members plenty of opportunity to get naked – and that’s exactly what makes the film so wonderful, it’s a bit like a throwback to more innocent times (innocent despite the fact that this film is about having sex with a hairy beast), when sex comedies were carried by stupid storylines, half-baked humour and a refreshingly naive approach to nudity and sex.

What really makes Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot work though is that it doesn’t look down onto the sex comedies from yesteryear from a higher vantage point of give them a snotty so-called post-modern treatment, but it pays loving and unreserved hommage to them while at the same time avoiding the mistakes these films tended to make back in the day (like not paying enough attention to comic timing or to casting the right girls and guys in the right roles or having the sex scenes go on too long for the story to still click).

And this all results in one hell of a funny – and sexy – movie. Recommended!

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All the critics are sweet on Prudence

"There's a truly quaint retro-Russ Meyer vibe running through it that makes it a fluid drenched joy to watch"

> read the full article here!

"There actually is a lot of humor here and most of the time it actually hits its mark. ...which elevates it to the upper echelon as far as skin flicks go in my book."