I make no bones about the fact that I like movies that exploit
the female anatomy, the sexuality of female characters and I guess,
females, in general. I am not talking pornography per se, although
it achieves all of those things, but I am slightly more interested
in plot and character study that most straight porn delivers on.
There are many porn movies I can say I actually like, there are
scenes, actresses and even actors I can say that about but the
actual movies that I can claim to enjoy start to finish you can
count on one hand. But none of this is my point. Exploitation,
was the point I was making, is not the same animal it was when
REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS was made. In 1976, mainstream theater-goers
were spending hard earned cash on the likes of TAXI DRIVER, NETWORK
and ROCKY. CARRIE and SQUIRM were shocking the masses. But something
else was going on, the exploitation market was full of fantastic
films overflowing with scenes of sex, violence, and of course
Cheerleader films were nothing new in 1976, In 1972, Paul Glickler
gave us THE CHEERLEADERS which should be remembered as the humpingist
"softcore" film I think that had been made up until
that point. Thin on plot, but full of the cheapest thrills, it
featured High School honeys who were willing to hump just about
anything that walked. It didn't hurt that it played directly into
the hands of the young male audience by touching on the male infatuation
with women armed with Pom-Poms. THE CHEERLEADERS found a way to
incite a lot of attention, due the rather high number of sexual
encounters depicted in the film. The "R" rating it received
was questioned in many small communities and subsequently, it
was trimmed, sliced and edited into many individual local versions.
You might be watching it in the town adjoining my town, but I
was missing a friggin' or two you were getting in your version.
This happened in a lot of small Mom and Pops who were worried
about the dreaded "community standards" laws. But it
didn't matter because the die had been cast, and the 70s cheerleader
genre had been born, vaginally of course.
REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS (ROTC) tries to pick up where the
first film left off, in spirit if nothing else. The premise is
fairly basic Aloha High School is facing a possible forced merger
with Lincoln, which is a "vocational" High School, not
nearly as uppity as Aloha. The Aloha High Cheerleaders are not
down with the possibility of the merger and plan to stop it from
happening at any cost. Especially if the cost is friggin' every
stiff dick in town! But most of the sexual activity involves the
guys on their own basketball team but who cares.
ROTC employs a strange cast led Cheryl (Rainbeaux) Smith, who
lit the screen up in shit from CAGED HEAT to MELVIN AND HOWARD.
Rainbeaux may be the ultimate cheerleader having parts in Jack
Hill's classic THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS, REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS
and THE POM POM GIRLS. With an unbridled energy and little or
no modesty, Rainbeaux has been paid the ultimate compliment by
many a teenage boy throughout her career, that compliment or course,
the jerk-off. Funny-man magician Carl Ballentine, best know for
Mchale's Navy, plays the eccentric principal who blows up his
office while trying to cook a turkey with his special piss-test
sauce and in a bizarre coo for Glickler, Eddra Gale adds her services
as the "evil and horny" Nurse Beam. Gale was a Fellini
alumnus and had bit parts in THE GRADUATE and WHAT'S NEW PUSSCAT?
As a "Beulah Ballbreaker" warden-type personality who
wants to make sure the merger happens so she can make more money
from the developers chomping at the bit to build a mall where
Aloha High School stands, Gale comes off as one of the "actors"
in a cast of "non-actor-types". Pudgy, goofy and daring
as an actress, she seems like the old pro around these nubile
One other cast member of note, David Hasselhoff. That is right,
German Pop SensationTM and serious actor, director and producer
David Hasselhoff is Boner. Boner is the long, lankey center for
the basketball team. When he is not scoring on the court he is
scoring in the front seat of his car parked in Autoshop, or in
the locker room. He also adds his talents to the many choreographed
danced sequences that pad the film. Don't go looking for this
one on the Internet Movie Database or over at www.davidhasselhoff.com
because its not there. David is not too proud of his performance
which even offered full frontal male nudity! It's 1976 though
so don't expect a Boner from Boner, it is just flopping around
like a tired Vienna (I bet that they love his songs too!) Sausage,
but hey, it's Hasselhoff's so who cares?!
Without striking up too much "they don't make 'em like they
used to" rhetoric, Hollywood, for all the absolute drivel
that arrives week after week couldn't fathom films that have this
much actual energy. With dance numbers, cheerleading and let's
not forget analingus, ROTC brings it. The sex scenes are reminiscent
of a simpler time in comedic fodder. I have been on the receiving
end of a fair amount a sexual proclivity in my life but I have
never fainted, been exhausted beyond actual movement, or blew
smoke from my mouth or ears. You get my point, these cheerleaders
are good, maybe too good. When a over anxious cheerleader can't
wait for her ice cream slinging beau to finish waiting on a teacher
who intrupted their coitus, she begins to lick his ass before
delivering the reach around that sends him into triple dipping
delight. With extra whipped cream, no doubt sans cherry!
The most memorable set of circumstances in ROTC, Aloha's gals
steal drugs from opposing Lincoln in the middle of class time
and returns to school to mix the lunch room's spaghetti sauce
with pills, coke, heroin, pot, and liquor on the day the review
committee from the School Board is due to inspect the school.
Student faculty and the like begin to "totally freakout"
while the cheerleaders sneak into the team's locker room during
shower time and the orgiastic festivities begin. Like the classic
Stones video with all the bubbles, the couples all have at it.
Hasselhoff and the boys show no shame and even the pregnant cheerleader
.Oh, I haven't brought up the pregnant cheerleader?
In the year 2001, that doesn't seem like that shocking of a comedic
device, in 1976, you can bet your ass it was, not only is her
character preggers, Rainbeaux truly is, and this wasn't only film
she did a nude scene in while she was with child. A similar fate
had befallen Rainbeaux during the making of Jack Hill's SWINGING
CHEERLEADERS, when she shot her nude scenes a couple months into
pregnant plumpness (her breasts might be the most perfect pair
committed to $5 celluloid). One wonders did she have back to back
babys or were these 2 features only a couple months apart on the
shooting schedule. ROTC's spawn is shown post-credits as Rainbeaux
has become a beautiful young mother with dark circles under her
eyes still wearing her cheerleading outfit.
Back to the scene. Well, after these shenanigans, the board orders
a new principal to report to Aloha to get shit straight and Principal
Walker is a do-right man and the fur -flies whe he decides to
remove our over-sexed sextet from performing cheering duties and
brings in his own "model student" scabs to cheer in
the big game.
For some reason if Aloha can win this game it will prove to the
board the school is worthy of saving and Principal Walker wants
the school to stay, but the developer Mr. Hartlander has other
ideas. With the help of Nurse Beam and his goody-two-shoes daughter
he will keep Aloha from winning
I won't give it away from here but the conclusion involves a
Boner, some chloroform, a giant hollow Brontosaurus, panty sniffing,
white boy lay-ups, golf and quicksand. I don't think you can say
that about to many other films.
ROTC is not the best of the titacular Cheerleader genre but it
does stand on its own as a damn fine entry into the usually benign
stroke-fogger teen comedies it pre-dated. It was a long stretch
between shots of these gal's crotch pom-poms and the next time
you saw teen bush. You can reel off a dozen shitty teen sex comedies
that flash a tit or a bare ass but most never bother to go south
of the border for the beard shot. And don't even mention male
frontal nudity because it ceased to exist. ROTC, like its predecessor
delivered, so that you might also be delivered.
Richard Lerner who directed ROTC wrote and edited the original,
it is safe to say in the 4 years between the 2 films, he never
stopped liking young pussy, neither should you. Gimme A "M",
Gimme A "E", Gimme A "O", Gimme a "W"
WHAT DOES THAT SPELL? MEOW!
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