From the ‘wedge’ thread, a few people were discussing Tom Platz, and I kept wondering, ok where did I see a movie with that guy?
Well, I remembered what to me stays in my memory banks as quite possibly the worst film ever made – Flex. The movie. (1988). Starring Harry Grant (who also directed…gotta be proud of that! Incidentally he also had a role in Jaws 3-D, which was actually an upgrade from Flex), Angela Aames, Ken Waller, and good ol’ Tom Platz.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the credits of Flex is that, while some of the actors had film roles before Flex, it seems that just about nobody had an acting role after Flex. Oh, no, wait, Tom Platz played Hugo in ‘8 heads in a duffel bag.’
This film was apparently so ill-regarded that nobody even bothered giving it a Wikipedia entry.
Since it was 1988, I admit my memory of it may be a tiny bit hazy. My long-lasting impression, however, was that it was something like one of those porn movies that not only isn’t erotic, but something about how everything is filmed is deeply disturbing.
Not deeply disturbing in a German porn sort of way, but more like Ed Wood doing a remake of a David Lynch movie. The end result is that you can’t quite put your finger on what exactly was so desultory and disturbing, but you left the theater feeling deeply violated and in need of a shower. Preferably with pumice soap.
But because the violation is on a spiritual level, you just end up scrubbing your skin to the point of bleeding because you cannot remove the shame.
So, getting to the point…does anyone else here remember the movie? Anyone have it on Blu-Ray?
Chances are, there will be SOMEONE who will get all pissed and say, “Oh man Flex was my favorite movie! Your [sic] an asshole!”
This is why I don’t write movie reviews any more.
But I am sincerely curious to hear the impressions of people here, if they’ve seen the film. If you haven’t…try to find a way to see a bit of it. I want to see if it makes the same impression on other people as it did me.