Synopsis by Robert Firsching
The advertisements for this amateurish sci-fi exploitation film from Miami-based cult director Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast) asked the titillating question "Will sexy girls overrun the country?" and promised "Production-line instant women who do things even Casanova never dared hope for!" The actual events depicted onscreen are far more sedate, dealing with a virginal sex education teacher named Percy (Robert Wood) who lives with his mother and tries to create an army of female robots to satisfy his nerdy desires. Failed prototypes include a rabbit and a gay man, but Percy (aided by a bizarre college professor's supercomputer) eventually produces a bikini-clad blonde who is programmed to love only him. Percy dreams of being surrounded by beach bunnies, but ends up falling for a girl who is just as nerdy as he is, only to have her turn into the blonde whom he had created earlier. How to Make a Doll is talky, dull, way too tame for 1968, and appears to have been filmed in an abandoned theater. Coming from a man who had previously made a slew of cult gore films as well as the leeringly entertaining Scum of the Earth and The Girl, the Body, and the Pill, it's a huge disappointment.
android, bachelor, nerd, professor, robot, sex