Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)

I really kind of love the original Flesh Gordon, but the 1990 sequel — with only William Dennis Hunt returning from the original cast — is scatological and insipid, which are usually two things I like. Yet by the end of the movie, I felt like I was constantly looking to see how much time was left.

Flesh (Canadian kickboxer Vince Murdocco) is kidnapped by a group of cheerleaders — hey, the title tells the truth! — from the Strange Planet. During a basketball game, their men were made impotent by the Evil Presence, who is coming to Earth to take Flesh’s penis for his own.

Director Howard Ziehm came back to make this one, but the second time is not charming.

Former Miss World Canada and Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 1990 Morgan Fox plays Robunda Hooters, which should explain the level of humor in this movie. I’ve said that Flesh Gordon felt like Mad Magazine. Well, this one is barely Crazy or National Lampoon in its last sad years.

It does have Melissa Mounds as Bazonga Bomber, which is really the only time this movie has ever made me giggle.

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