Play-Mate of the Apes (2002)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Robert Firsching

Three sexually ravenous female astronauts land on a planet of bad gorilla suits in this surprisingly funny send-up of Planet of the Apes from the prolific John Bacchus (The Erotic Witch Project). Like most of the numerous Seduction Cinema titles directed by Bacchus, the accent here is on ribald humor, copious nudity, and a great deal of softcore lesbianism. Genre veterans Debbie Rochon (as Dr. Cornholeous), Darian Caine, Misty Mundae, and Bacchus himself (under his acting pseudonym of Zachary Winston Snygg) do a great job in balancing the crudity and nudity this time around, and the film is miles better than the same year's Erotic Survivor 2. The level of humor is best exemplified by the neon-pink gay ape Dr. Kweera (Dan Schwab), but for a sophomoric frat-party sex movie, it is as good as one might hope, and certainly miles ahead of many of the studio's recent offerings (not to mention the disastrous big-budget film it successfully "apes"). As in many such films, the awful costumes and tatty sets actually help the film's jokey atmosphere rather than hinder it. The DVD also contains a mock music video called "We're the Humans" which sends up the Monkees theme.