Mango Kiss (2004) is a lesbian romantic comedy that looks at monogamy and role playing in the San Francisco lesbian community in the early 1990s. It is based on an autobiographical stage play called “Bermuda Triangles: The Non-monogamy Experiment” by the award wining playwright Sarah Brown. The film is bulging with day-glow colorful characters, but focuses on two close school friends who become lovers, adopting a daddy and little girl role, but agreeing at first to see other women. This leads to jealously, and discomfort for each in the assigned roles.
I always enjoy seeing San Francisco in films, and this one was beautifully shot. It has an entertaining sound track, and both leads, Michelle Wolff and Danièle Ferraro showed breasts. There was a good deal of BDSM theme as well. Ferraro's mother was played by Sally Kirkland. So, if this was a beautifully shot lesbian comedy with naked lesbians and lots of colorful characters, why was I so bored? I listened to the commentary, hoping to find out what I had missed. It turns out that I understood the film, but didn't, and still don't "get it." It is possible that this is a film about the gay scene that only gays can relate to. It is currently sitting at 7.6 at IMDb, but with only 15 votes. Calling the genre lesbian films, this is probably a C+.
|Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)
Haven't seen the film, but did not like what I did see. I got the
same vibe as my hero, The Filthy Critic (his review is linked down
there in Other Crap). Picked these up from Usenet. Portman's bum in
a thong. 'Nuff said
The Door in the Floor (2004)
Alanis Morissette: We're With The Band (2004)
Pissing on camera? That takes a serious dedication to documentary
filmmaking. Alanis definitely has the sincerity to keep her word if
she promised that the cameras could go anywhere. I'm not sure why
she would do such a thing, or why we would look, but .. well, I
looked at her ass ... so I suppose a lot of you will as well. Here
she is, peeing in a cup, thanks to Senor Piel..
- URL says it all:
NADER OFFERS TO LEAD UKRAINE. Seeks to Heal Bitterly
- "After Mr. Nader launched into a forty-five-minute speech
urging Ukraine to adopt stricter fuel-economy standards for its
cars, the protesters started to drift away, many of them going
home for the first time in weeks. Prime Minister Yanukovich
later said that Ukrainian security forces had tape-recorded Mr.
Nader’s speech and will use it in the future to disperse unruly
The Annual Cost Analysis of the 12 Days of Christmas,
now with an analysis of the comparative cost of buying the
Syndicated radio guru Dr. Laura in the buff.
Here is a gallery of 30 captures from the sex tape with Chyna and
Four free short sample vids from Playboy's Amateur Home Videos!
Playmate Gallery - Holly Joan Hart, April 1998 - Courtesy of
A round-up of VH1's irreverent 'Big in 2004' annual awards.
Ya gotta love an award show that features the teamwork of Bill
Shatner and Paris Hilton.
- The naked chicks department:
This year's fantasy fest in Key West, Florida
McNabb throws 5 TD passes in the first half! The Eagles
kick butt, the Pack loses its consecutive winning streak, and
Favre loses his consecutive game TD streak.
Closer, as reviewed by the greatest of all critics, that master of
understatement, The Filthy Critic
Beware The Applegate Curse! Gold doubloons and pieces
of eight? Not hardly. Box office results for Kelly Bundy.
Manning held to three TD passes in Colts' 51-24 victory.
With 4 games left to play, Manning already holds the record for
most TD passes in a season for anyone not named Marino. He needs
only five more in four games to pass even The Great Isotoner
Leonardo DiCaprio declaring 'I'm the king of the world!' in
Titanic has been chosen as the cheesiest line in movie history.
See the rest of the top 10 as well.
The Senate filibuster tradition may be in for a radical overhaul.
A homeless person is buried in Peter and Paul Cathedral instead of
Tsar Nikolas II.
Porn Wars - battling it out with light saber dildos.
Troops searching for Osama Bin Laden have no idea where he is.
Dear Santa Letter Generator, for kids too lazy to write
Weekend Box Office - National Treasure easily holds #1 for the
third straight week. Alexander drops a precipitous 66%.
Closer, the only significant opening, had solid revenues per
screen, but was on few screens and finished just ahead of
- Have you tired of glowing fireplaces and hot toddies on these
Try jigging for squid to heat up a cold night.
- One of the season's jolliest annual traditions:
Dave Barry's 2004 Christmas Gift Guide. Actually, using
the term "Christmas" is misleading on my part. Dave calls it a
"holiday gift guide", festooned with plenty of festive Holiday
Capital Letters. I believe this makes it appropriate for any
seasonal gift exchange event, like Kwanzaa, Festivus, Chanukkah,
or even Sam Elliott's Birthday.
Burke aphorism tops poll of favorite quotes. "The
quotation-lovers' favorite phrase, a poll by Oxford University
Press has found, is attributed to Edmund Burke -- 'It is necessary
only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph' -- "
The SpongeBob Caper: "Oversized inflatable effigies of SpongeBob
SquarePants are vanishing from restaurant roofs across the United
Interesting map of the "Blue States and Red States" in Ukraine.
Talk about a sharply divided country. One of the Weird Vic
Yankovics (the one Russia likes) got 96% of the votes in one
Eastern province. The other Weird Vic Yankovic (the one America
likes) got 93% in two of the Western provinces.
- From the "you know it's a slow news day" department:
Beckham's butler quits. This was the #1 headline at
Yahoo Entertainment News.
J-Lo is expecting staff at posh Claridge’s to help her get
There is such a thing as too much info: "Jungle Janet's a beast in
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas arrives in a see-through dress for
the VH1 "Big in '04" Awards show.
Boston eyes a repeal of its 17-century blue laws. Last
month, Mayor Thomas Menino said he would lift a 329-year-old
requirement that Native Americans be escorted in the city by
retroCRUSH pays tribute to the kitschy world of Trailer Brochures.
Justin Timberlake will play Tony Stark / Iron Man!
Other Crap archives. May also include newer material than the
since it's sorta in real time.
to submit a URL for Other Crap
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 Junior or Brainscan, or somebody else besides me)
- If there is no asterisk, I wrote it, but am too
ashamed to admit it.
Words, pictures, and vids from
Not much verbiage today I'm afraid, as I'm feeling sick. I feel
as bad as Nick Nolte looks. So here are 2 clips of Kelly Lynch
in "Homegrown" (1998)
The Viking Sagas (1995)
And here are 3 clips from Iceland featuring Ingibjörg
Stefánsdóttir in 1995's "The Viking Sagas". These were recorded
from Polish TV and the English audio is translated by a Polish
voice-over, if you want to sharpen up your Polish language skills.
Special thanks to LC for coming up with a few more 'caps of Natalie Portman playing a stripper in the new movie "Closer".
- Natalie Portman. Here we see her on stage doing some pole dancing and showing off some first rate thong views!
'Caps and comments by Brainscan:
A few weeks back Uncle Scoopy spoke the God's honest
truth about the joy of finding treasure. When it
comes to capping there are a few rich veins of nekkid
babe treasure, but none is better than the back issues
of the Funhouse. So when I was mucking around look at
a few I wasn't surprised to find something. In a 2000
back issue Tuna capped the motherlode of naked space
babes in a movie entitled, Space Thing (1968). Fine.
Lots of gals, a few whose names the producer tell us
in a commentary. More fine.
So Tuna caps the beejesus out of this one and brother,
let me tell you, it gets my attention. 'Specially
when he gets to a gal named Mercy Montello and tells
us the producer says she got married to Mickey Rooney,
Jr. That would make her name Mercy Rooney. Wait just
a durn minute there, pardner. Mercy Rooney was the
name of the Hefmate for Dec. 1972. I dig up a few
scans of the Hefmate Mercy from the ol' harddrive and
Bingo! It's her. Got that disk from Something Weird
Video and fellas,here ya go. Sixteen collages of
Mercy Rooney nee Montello, thirteen of this zaftig
babe with amazimg mams, Carla Peterson and a few of
three uncredited gals. Took me forever to finish.
About the movie. Well, in Ball Four, Jim Bouton
writes about a woman so homely the guys on the team
referred to her as "Joe Torre with tits." This movie
is Plan 9 with tits. And bum, lots of it. And some
bush. Plot is so stupid, it comes all the way around
and borders on genius. Camera either shoots the gals
from a mile away or from 4 inches away. Acting is
funny, but not intentionally so. And the props. You
just gotta see the props. The producer claims the
whole thing cost him $18 K to make and I can't see
where he spent it all. If you like one of two things:
1) really, really bad movies; 2) lots and lots of
nekkid babes, you just have to get this one.
About the exposure:
Carla Peterson plays the captain of an alien ship
whose tastes in partners is equal opportunity. She
gets nice with two other gals. Or at least she starts
out nice with other gals. One of them, Mercy's
character, somehow manages to piss her off, so she
(Carla) raaches under the bed, pulls out a whip and
proceeds to wail tar out of Mercy. Not to worry,
however. It's so ridiculous you can't help but laugh
and, mirabile dictu, Mercy is perfectly healed 10
minutes later. And Carla starts to do the hero of the
movie. And she spends about ten minutes taking off
her clothes and just standing around a lot. Gal has a
gravity-defying frame even though it's all 100%
- Carla Peterson
The Mercy Rooney caps are all over the place. She
undresses, she starts to do one guy. She starts to do
Carla until something happens and all hell breaks
loose. Then she gets undressed again, lols around in
the desert nekkid a lot and... Well, there's just a
lot of Mercy's face and her bod, especially her killer
bum, even some furry bits. A 3-B performance. One
note: in the scene where Carla brings out the whip,
strawberry jam was used to feign damage to Mercy's
back. I selected frames from the BEFORE part of the
scene or frames that hid the strawberry jam in the
DURING part of the scene. Nothing at all attractive
about a woman in pain. Least not to my eyes. If it's
your cup of tea you'll have to get this puppy
- Mercy Rooney
Then there are three unknowns.
Problem here is the producer gave the gals funny names
in the credits (written, by the way, on the body of
unknown #2). So Mercy Rooney nee Montello is credited
as Mercy Mee. Carla and Mercy he could remember but
these three women he could not.
First one is a small brunette, cute as the dickens
with a form as attractive as her face. My favorite of
all the cast members.
Second one is a blonde. Tuna credited her as Marsha
Jordan, but the producer was clear about the fact he
didn't remember her name. Caps of Marsha in the back
issues of the Funhouse also make it obvious she was a
lot better endowed, but without the aid of silicone.
Third one plays the hero's wife. I don't want to have
to explain this. It's just so laughable you'll have
to see it to believe it. Anyway, this gal has very
hard facial features and what look to be a pair of
robohooters. I grabbed the frames that were most
flattering to her.
Well, that's it boys and girls. A movie for the ages. I bought it, I watched, I spent a week doing the caps and I am glad I did. 'Nuff said.
'Caps and comments by Hankster:
Scoop, it's a "Damsel in Distress" day as we take a look at the 1994 Women In Prison flick, "Caged Heat 2:Stripped of Freedom".
The same plot as every other "Babes Behind Bars" movie, but it does have the lovely Jewel Shepard topless as she receives a whipping.
- Jewel Shepard
'Caps and comments by Dann:
I don't mean to sound shallow, but French filmmakers should stick to doing what they do best: getting people naked and showing lots of sexy scenes, while also including a good story. Romance and Secret Things are two great examples of that. This 2004 drama isn't.
Heavy with social commentary, but light on "the good stuff", Grande École tells of Paul, a rich and attractive son of a Marseilles contractor, who is raised to be smart, but also taught to be racist (against Arabs), and to look down on blue-collar working types and the poor. Sent to college, he quickly rejects his father's values and takes up with several liberal students of all races.
As Paul becomes involved with a young woman and develops a homosexual affair with an Arabian construction worker, his girlfriend suggests she and Paul compete to seduce another man whom he is attracted to. If she wins, he'll give up all homosexual tendencies. If he wins, she'll leave and never look back.
Although the plot has it's moments, and there is a little nudity, the pace slows to the point of boredom, and while there are great social lessons in the film, it struggles to hold the interest of the viewer.
'Caps and comments by Spaz:
Misfired Canadian horror starring Funhouse favorite
John "Dean Wormer" Vernon. The movie had many production
(i) Shooting began in 1980. The director left
halfway through the production and many scenes had to
be re-shot the following year. There are two separate crews listed
in the credits.
(ii) French-Canadian actress Celine Lomez was
fired and replaced by Linda Thorson. A producer said that
she couldn't act or speak English. Another version said
she was fired because she refused to do frontal nudity.
(iii) A then unknown Shannon Tweed was cast as a body double
and showed up on the set wearing nose bandages from a
(iv) A skate double showed up in the producer's office
wearing a parka wearing only panties underneath.
For the full interview, click here
Counterstike: season three
Kath & Kim: episode Money
Outrageous Australian comedy about a bunch of surbanite hussies.
- Gina Riley: modeling lingerie and showing her
wallabee in Sharon Stone shot. Then major butt cleavage.
- Jane Turner: cougar country.
Rescue Me: episode Immortal
Dennis Leary does some more widowbanging.
- Callie Thorne: four changes of lingerie
and a boob covered with whipping cream.
'Caps and comments by Oz:
"Dumb and Dumber"
In Dumb and Dumber we see a bit more of Lauren Holly than usual. She flashes a bit of butt. She could be wearing a thong but I like to think otherwise.
"Still of the Night"
There's more butt in Still of the Night. It is supposed to be Meryl Streep but it could be a body double. The other nice caps are definitely of Meryl.
- Meryl Streep in #1, possible body double in link #2
Patti D'Arbanville gives a brief nipple flash in Modern Problems.
Another nipple flash in About Adam but this time by Kate Hudson. Charlotte Bradley and Frances O'Connor are down to their underwear as they have sex with their clothes on.
"Waking Up in Reno"
No nudity in Waking Up in Reno but Charlize Theron, Natasha Richardson and Penelope Cruz look delectable.
"The Browning Version"
Likewise, Greta Scacchi looks nice in The Browning Version.