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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

REVIEW: EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CANDY AND CANDY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (Vinegar Syndrome DVD) - MIDNIGHT REVIEW


The next installment in our Peekarama double feature from Vinegar Syndrome features a character by the name of Candy. Sweet. Innocent. She has no idea what is about to become of her misadventures into the world of adult things. Both Erotic Adventures of Candy and Candy Goes to Hollywood were put out by Carribbean Films, BV in 1978 and 1979 respectively. Gail Palmer directs both adult comedies.

Gail Palmer helmed the Candy movies, but also had a chance with a few other adult films in her short career in the industry. She worked with Seka, John Holmes, John Leslie and Wendy O Williams. Her first work, Hot Summer in the City, sounds fantastic featuring a gang of black militants kidnapping a white virgin and taking full sexual advantage of her (Source IMDB).



EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CANDY

Synsopis from Vinegar Syndrome – Virginal candy is curious about sex, but no one will teach her, so, she sets out to learn from experience. Her lust filled adventure takes her from one hilarious encounter to the next.

1.85:1 OAR, restored in 2k from the 35mm camera negative  and features the original theatrical trailer

Features Carol Connors as Candy opposite the great John Holmes (seems the Vinegar Syndrome has been finding quite a few of Holmes’ films in their hunt to preserve adult entertainment).  The overall tone of the Erotic Adventures is funny. Gail Palmer creates a fun almost lovable (and not purely in s sexual fashion) character. You’re glad to see her lose her innocence but you might be just as happy to help her keep it if you didn’t just buy a movie called Erotic Adventures of Candy.

CANDY GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

Synopsis from Vinegar Syndrome – Buxom Candy arrives in Hollywood, searching for fame and fortune. After meeting lecherous agent Johnny Dooropener, young candy gets to know the ins and outs of Hollywood in the most carnal of ways!

1.85:1 OAR, restored in 2k from the 35mm interpositive and features the original theatrical trailer

Unlike the original, Candy Goes to Hollywood takes more risks with a far less innocent Candy, sending her into the spotlight opposite John Leslie this time. Carol Connors returns as Candy and while the humor continues and the production value is fairly good, the content is not quite as charming as the original picture. This is the story your parents warned you about when you went off to be a star of the silver screen. Agents with naughty ideas.

Of course this feature also has a special guest star, Wendy Williams aka Wendy O Williams of Reform School girls, Pucker Up and Bark Like A Dog and The Legend of Billie Jean (which we just reviewed).



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