Flesh Gordon

Flesh Gordon (1974)

Genres - Science Fiction, Comedy, Adult  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Sex Comedy, Gross-Out Comedy, Softcore Sex Film  |   Release Date - Jul 30, 1974 (USA - Limited), Jul 30, 1974 (USA)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Produced during the short-lived "porno chic" period of the early to mid-'70s, Flesh Gordon was a (relatively) big-budget, adults-only parody of the Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s, boasting amusing special effects and some fine stop-motion animation from Jim Danforth (who used an assumed name for the credits -- his own name spelled backwards) and Dave Allen. Flesh Gordon and his lady love Dale Ardor do battle with Emperor Wang from the Planet Porno (the names give you an idea of the level of humor) as they encounter a Penisaurus, rapist robots, a Lesbian Land, and a requisite amount of sex and nudity. The original version featured hardcore sex sequences, though the film was trimmed to a soft-X not long after its initial release and was in time cut further to an R. Co-produced by hardcore pioneer Bill Osco.




alien [not human], hero, sex, spacecraft