Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, and Something Weird have just announce an October 17, 2017 release date for the “BAT PUSSY” Blu-ray. However, Amazon has refused to carry it yet they do carry some other offensive titles such as “Cum Pig Shawn”, “Shawn’s Sweet Butthole” and “Newfie Suckboy”.
“Bat Pussy” is an incredibly awful film. Buddy and Sam are an average American couple, rolling around in their bed complaining about bills and how slutty each other are. Buddy has a little problem. He suffers from erectile dysfunction. Not so much a hardcore film as they are just chewing on each others genitalia for 50 minutes screaming at each other, threatening to file for divorce the next day and how big Sam’s pussy is. I’ve never seen a porn film where the star stays limp the entire film. I understand that this is a spoof on porn. In fact, it is
considered to be the first X-rated parody and it is as lurid and tasteless as its title implies. The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help— Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) who hangs out in her secret headquarters (aka an outhouse). When her “twat begins to twitch,” she is warned of imminent crime and she hops on her Holy Hippity-Hop to foil the grotesque sex schemes of un-happily married couple Buddy and Sam.
“Bat Pussy has frequently been cited on the internet as “anti-porn,” and widely hailed as the worst porno film ever made. By the end it is over, you must remind yourself that you thought you were seeing porn and not bad cinema. Read this sweet little note:
“Bat Pussy” is without a doubt the most unappealing XXX film in the history of adult cinema and has been referred to by some as “anti porn”. It is because of it’s uniqueness that we feel BAT PUSSY deserves to be given a full, “Special Edition” DVD treatment from the good folks at Something Weird Video.
Dora’s easily the hottest thing in the whole sordid work, but even as such she’s about on par with a skank you might find in a hideous dive bar. When Bat Pussy finally arrives to confront the inbred lovers, she rips off her Bat-gear and dives into the fray. There’s no trace of actual sex, they roll around, while SAM takes care of herself with a convenient, unworn strap-on. Bat Pussy then exits, and that’s it.
I urge all of you reading this to watch this hilarious abomination for yourself. You will be groaning in horror and then ordering your own copy. It is generally thought to be the worst adult movie ever and negates life. The characters cannot act nor can they have sex and the quality of the film is truly awful. Buddy does have a few good lines like when he tells Sam that her vagina looks like “a washtub”. Once Bat Pussy arrives on the scene and jumps into an aimless and unconsummated threesome, Buddy manages to accidentally roll her off the bed before falling ass-first right onto the poor girl’s head.
Bat Pussy herself (Dora Dildo) is only in the film for about ten minutes, half of which is spent showing her trip across a scorched Texas wasteland on a Space Hopper.
– New 2K scan from the only surviving 16mm theatrical print
– Commentary track with Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis, and the AGFA team
– Crime-smut trailers and shorts from the Something Weird vault
– Liner notes by Mike McCarthy, the savior of BAT PUSSY, and Something Weird’s Lisa Petrucci
– Bonus movie: ROBOT LOVE SLAVES (1971), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print
– Reversible cover art with illustration by Johnny Ryan (PRISON PIT)
Director: Darren Aronofsky
This movie is one trippy, nightmarish horror show of unrelenting tension. And I was fascinated.
The movie follows a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who is married to a middle-aged poet (Javier Bardem) who is struggling with writer's block. The woman (her name is never given, but referred to as "Mother" in the credits) leaves her husband (name also never given, credited as "Him") to seek inspiration in solitude, while she meticulously repairs and refurbishes their entire house, which is a grand old country home that apparently suffered some sort of damage in the past. A visitor arrives (Ed Harris), and he very quickly imposes on the couple. While Mother is none too pleased with the unexpected guest's intrusion, Him seems oddly welcoming to this stranger. Soon, the stranger's obnoxious wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrives, adding to Mother's concerns. After this point, the situation steadily spirals out of control for Mother over the course of time. The entire home eventually becomes a whirlwind of bizarre and aggressive behaviors which Mother tries to reckon with.
Darren Aronofsky, who wrote and directed the movie, has shown in past films that he is more than willing to offer commentary on grand themes, while using hallucinogenic visuals to convey discomfort. He did this in his first two features, Pi and Requiem for a Dream, which dealt with paranoia and addiction, respectively. Mother! does an equally commendable job building a sense of claustrophobia at the hands of encroaching guests and ever-multiplying hordes of unwanted visitors. When you add in the hallucinogenic, sometimes surrealist visions which Mother experiences, the movie certainly creates a mood. It's not likely to be a mood which pleases you, but I have to think that Aronofsky's point was to make us squirm more than a little. Mission accomplished.
Lest you think that the movie is simply about freaking out us viewers, rest assured that there is far more to it than that. Aronofsky has never been one to shy away from swinging for the fences in terms of grand themes, and mother! is no exception. It becomes clear fairly early on that we are not meant to see the characters on screen as "real" people, but rather archetypes. The character names in the credits certainly confirm this, giving credence to the idea that we are watching an allegory for several notions, some much more obvious than others. Such relatively abstract forms of film are likely to annoy or frustrate many viewers, but I found them mostly fascinating.
If you have seen the cast list, you will probably not be surprised that the acting is outstanding. Curiously, as purely cinematic as much of this movie is, there are certain elements that put me in mind of a stage play. This is something that can require a certain extra grandiosity in actors' performances, and will rarely work in films. In mother!, however, it actually works, given the allegorical nature of the tale. Enhancing the performances are the framing, camerawork, and set designs, which certainly create a memorable setting and sense of ever-increasing chaos.
If one has looked at reviews for this movie, you'll notice very mixed reactions (something Aronofsky movies have inspired in the past). I think that this is for a couple of reasons. If one is able to see this movie as a piece of art, not unlike bizarre or even grotesque works by masters like Picasso or Gustave Dore, then one is likely to appreciate much of what it has to offer. If, on the other hand, one is expecting a traditional horror tale or human drama, then one is likely to be disappointed at the least and outright offended at worst. So it helps to know what you're in for here.
This is one of those movies that I can't say that I "enjoyed" but that certainly held my interest and which I found to be a quality piece of art. Some of the social commentary can come off a bit obvious or heavy-handed here and there, but I was always curious about what the next scene would bring. At times, I found it was actually predictable, but there were enough surprises and oddly vague suggestions that I remained engaged for the film's full two hours. I may never watch it again, but I was glad to catch it on the big screen.