"Mean Mother"

Mean Mother (1973) is an Independent International Al Adamson release. The film was originally funded by Dennis Safron's father so his son could have a leading role, and as a tax shelter for him and his friends. They approached Al Adamson to release the resulting film, and Adamson flatly refused, saying that the film was total garbage and had no commercial value. They persisted, and he reluctantly agreed to reshoot, and convert the film to a blacksploitation effort, which would have some box office draw. The result is a total mess.

As the film starts, we see some badass black guys harass a black stripper before selling her dope, then meeting with another black guy to buy more dope. There is a gunfight, and the supplier (singer Dobie Gray) kills the others. Of course, this has nothing to do with the film. Gray and Safron are Nam buddies who desert and go their separate ways, only to end up together in Italy. They both have girls, both have mob problems, and both want to escape to Canada. I can't do much better in the way of a plot as the audio was so bad I couldn't hear most of the dialogue. The video is not much better. Gray's squeeze, Tracy King, aka Marilyn Joy, shows breasts in an after shower scene, then full frontal in an after sex pool scene.

IMDB readers say 1.6 of 10. The video quality, while worlds better than the audio, is still one of the worst transfers I have ever scene. The plot makes little or no sense. The only bright spot is Tracy King, who actually had talent, as evidenced by her career of 23 films. This is an easy F.

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  • Tracy King (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26)

  • Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)

    More on Bounty Huntress: Uncovered (2000):

    Scoop's notes on Bountry Huntress: Uncovered, a film reviewed in yesterday's edition by Copperhead.

    I have to think Chloe Nichole, usually called Chloe, is a porn actress after all. For one thing, she averages ten films per year, and has made 119 since her debut in 1991. If those are real movies, that's mighty productive, even by the standards of Eric Roberts. For another thing, these are some of the titles of the films she has made.

    Maybe I'm naive, but those sound like porn movies to me. Here are some clues:

    • The dreaded "(V)". Not one of the ones on that list has made a theatrical or even a cable debut.
    • "Legitimate" movies rarely produce 36 sequels, like Dirty Bob's Excellent Adventures. Except maybe the ones with Freddy and Jason.
    • Most important, you rarely see Gwyneth Paltrow or Katharine Hepburn in any movie with "cum-sucking" in the title. On the other hand, if you find such a film, I am interested.

    By the way, "Nicole Hilbig" is a German porn and soft-porn actress. She is usually billed as Dru Barrymore.

    I can't explain the "Bounty Huntress" title, but the IMDB does list the film, under the title Pleasures of Sin, and it is rated a sterling 2.0/10 by IMDb voters. IMDb does not indicate that there is a DVD available, but there must be, based on the fact that Copperhead has seen it!

    Apparently it was a big deal of sorts within the industry when it was released, because the film was first aired on  HBO/Cinemax and it featured hardcore stars crossing over into R-rated late night cable. It was announced with the following press release:

    August 17, 2000 12:58pm
    Adult Stars Go Mainstream
    Source: Creative Image Management and Casting
    by: Company Press Release

    (LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Starting August 21st - Chloe, Nicole Hilbig aka Dru Berrymore, Nikki Steele, Alex Foxe will be starring in "Pleasures Of Sin" for Mainline Releasing, an R rated erotic thriller for worldwide release.

    Casting by Robert Lombard at Creative Image Management and Casting.

    Creative Image Management would like to thank all the adult stars who have expressed interest in Late Night Cable Programming.

    I don't know if I'd agree with the definition of "mainstream" in that press release. I think of mainstream movies as the ones my wife and daughter go to, movies which may be r-rated, but are intended for mass audiences. To me, mainstream films star people like Tom Hanks and Charlize Theron. My guess is that in the porn industry "mainstream" means "non-hardcore".



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    Here are the latest movie reviews available at scoopy.com.

    • The yellow asterisks indicate that I wrote the review, and am deluded into thinking it includes humor.
    • If there is a white asterisk, it means that there isn't any significant humor, but I inexplicably determined there might be something else of interest.
    • A blue asterisk indicates the review is written by Tuna (or Lawdog or Junior or C2000 or Realist or ICMS or Mick Locke, or somebody else besides me)
    • If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too ashamed to admit it.

    Daryl Hannah
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Fantastic collages of a very young Hannah in scenes from one of her earliest movies, "Summer Lovers" (1982). We see her in bikinis, wet t-shirts, topless and baring her bum.

    Valérie Quennessen Also baring breasts and bum in scenes from "Summer Lovers".

    Elizabeth McGovern Breast exposure as well as a dark and brief open crotch view. Images from the Sergio Leone film "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984).

    Lena Nyman Showing all three B's in scenes from the Swedish movie "I Am Curious (Yellow)" (1969).

    Margaret Markov
    Pam Grier

    Going all the way back to the 1973 sexploitation flick "The Arena". Both ladies bare breasts and bum, and Grier also shows bush.

    Salma Hayek
    (1, 2, 3)
    Mía Maestro

    From the multi-nominated and Oscar winning film "Frida". Maestro shows her bum, and Salma blesses us with views of her spectacular chest.

    Sally Kirkland Breasts, bum and see-thru bush views from the 1969 movie "Coming Apart".

    A rare find by C2000. Vidcaps from a movie starring Stifler that no one has ever heard of. So far it has only seen limited release in Euro theaters and on Euro-DVD, but all the folks that commented at IMDb praised the film.

    'Caps and more comments by C2000:

    "Stark Raving Mad" (2002)

    Stifler organizes a rave to disguise the noise caused by a bank vault break in he is forced to undertake by Lou Diamond Phillips. During the course of the evening Stifler has to deal with Chinese triads, loitering FBI agents, a rampaging Lolita who happens to be the daughter of one the agents, and a psychotic ex-girlfriend. That's just on the dance floor. His gang and bumbling assistant need kid glove treatment too.

    The film, unsurprisingly, has many scenes with annoying disco lighting and Mike Figgis inspired multiple screens that I absolutely hate. The movie is implausible just like the idea of Stifler as criminal mastermind, even though his performance was the best thing about the movie.

    Monet Mazur shows her butt in a thong. Natassia Malthe shows her butt without a thong. Natassia is a recent Maxim model who seems to act under the name Lina Teal. She was credited as Lina here and in 40 Days 40 Nights where she bared her butt.

    Angelina Jolie
    (1, 2)

    Back before she became a mega-star...here is the young and pouty lipped Jolie topless in scenes from "Foxfire" (1996). 'Caps by Hugo.

    Amy Jo Johnson No nudity, but the Pink Ranger looks as beautiful as ever and does show a little cleavage in scenes from the Hallmark movie "Hard Ground". Thanks to DAI.

    Romane Bohringer
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the French actress baring her very lovely breasts, as well as some rear views and a hint of pubes in scenes from the Leo DiCaprio movie "Total Eclipse" (1995).

    Pat Reeder www.comedy-wire.com
    Pat's comments in yellow...

    He's Up For Anything - Hugh Hefner, 77, is gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bunny-mag, but he says he has no plans to retire. Hefner said, "I'm the luckiest man on the planet. What I'm doing keeps me young." He said he'll be "doing it as long as I can," adding, "My mother lived to be 101 and was very vital when she passed away."

  • At the time, she had five 18-year-old boyfriends.
  • It's not what Hef does that keeps him young, it's who he does.
  • Why would he retire? He already pads around the house all day in his pajamas.

    Grant Didn't Complain - The head of the Ulysses S. Grant Monument Association sent letters to the government and NBC, protesting a televised July 4th performance by Beyonce Knowles of Destiny's Child at Grant's Tomb in New York. Frank Scaturro said pop stars are not exempt from maintaining "a certain decorum" there, and that Knowles' "lascivious choreography" and barely-dressed backup dancers were "patently inappropriate" for Grant's Tomb.

  • Especially since she was singing "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • She should've saved that for Barry White's funeral.
  • They should've done something more appropriate, like chugged whiskey.

    (BLEEP!) The Facts! - Ashton Kutcher is threatening to sue Britain's Evening Standard tabloid for allegedly making up a quote from him that when he was growing up, Demi Moore "was the hottest actress in Hollywood" and "now, I'm (BLEEP)-ing her." The interviewer said the quote wasn't in the story she submitted, and the editors inserted it.

  • Tabloid editors love any story where naughty things get inserted.
  • It's not very believable...I mean, come on: the "hottest actress in Hollywood"?!
  • They now agree, those 11 words should never have appeared in the text, and they blamed CIA Director George Tenet.
  • And Ashton only gave an interview to the tabloids because he was afraid the New York Times would make things up.


  • Stay tuned for "Nip/Tuck," the new plastic surgery drama series on FX. The series (which premieres on July 22) follows the ethically-challenged exploits of Miami plastic surgeons.