Thursday, January 28, 2016
Jack works for a conservative magazine called NEWLYWED.
He gets into trouble with the boss. Jack then proceeds to tell his former boss that he will create his own publication and outsell NEWLYWED.
Jack convinces a tall and shapely waitress named Peggy, to work for him and appear in his new magazine.
Soon after, he obtains the phone number of a struggling photographer named Ken.
Jack and Ken become partners.
Their new men's magazine is called PAGAN, and their featured model is Peggy. She ends up becoming the star of their new periodical.
PAGAN is a huge success, and Jack's ego grows just as big. He becomes an even bigger asshole than he already was.
A love triangle forms between Jack, Peggy, and Ken.
Will they all live happily ever after?... What do you think?.....
LIVING VENUS was written by Herschell Gordon Lewis, James McGinn, Seymour Zolotareff, and William Kerwin.
It was directed and produced by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
The main stars are..... William Kerwin as Jack, Danica D'Hondt as Peggy, Harvey Korman as Ken, and Lawrence J. Aberwood as Max.
Mr. Korman's facial expressions are priceless! He always made me laugh when I was younger. It didn't matter if he was performing on the CAROL BURNETT SHOW, or in a movie like BLAZING SADDLES, I was happy to see him.
A special mention to the actress named Fran Harding. She portrays Lorraine's legs. Don't laugh, they're incredibly cute!
The entire cast really seemed to get into their characters, and I loved watching them perform.
At times, LIVING VENUS seems a little slow, but I still love this movie, I really do.
I don't know if LIVING VENUS was ever legitimately released on VHS.
The only DVD I'm aware of, was released by SOMETHING WEIRD ( on DVD-R ). I don't think there's a legit region one "pressed" disc available.
I watched LIVING VENUS on YOUTUBE - first time in at least twenty years!... I was very happy to stumble across it.