You might argue that Canada has been fairly underrepresented in softcore cinema. Okay, fair enough. But one thing you can’t argue is that Bigfoot has been conspicuously absent from most erotic films. For some reason a large, smelly creature with matted fur just doesn’t seem a popular choice when it comes to sex films (Ron Jeremy excluded).
So it’s interesting to see a softcore film that was not only written, shot, and produced in the Canadian wilderness (okay, maybe just outside of Toronto) but also stars one of our most famous legendary monsters. And no, we’re not talking about Celine Dion or Justin Bieber, as terrifying as they may be.
The very delectable (dare I say, sweet?) Prudence (Angie Bates), arrives at a nudist resort with her best friend, Veruca (Albina Nahar), and colleague, Mike (Michael Slade), to investigate recent sightings of Bigfoot by resort owner and yoga enthusiast Flower (Heather O’Donnell) and her assistant, Ginger (Lynzey Patterson). Seems the big guy has been spying on the nudists and leaving not only piles of steaming droppings behind, but also bushes drenched with his thick Yeti splooge. Ick!
Prudence is this close to completing her Crytozoology studies and figures a few snapshots of the creature will give her what she needs to graduate. Another researcher at the camp, Dirk (Luke Gallo), is also tracking the creature, but for more nefarious reasons. When he’s not covertly eyeballing the nubile oversexed nymphs cavorting around the resort, he provides comic relief as he bungles his way around trying to hatch his schemes. He also manages, albeit unwillingly, to provide some sexual relief for the apparently desperate and sex-starved Bigfoot. Or perhaps it wasn’t so unwillingly?
Of course, the plot is only there to move us along from sex scene to sex scene, and this movie is full of them. There’s solo masturbation, couplings, threesomes, and even a fivesome. All to a soundtrack that spans from light jazz to hillbilly bluegrass to full-on 70′s porno. The sex isn’t of the scorching variety, but there are plenty of hot spots and an abundance of skin on display. The performers are clearly enjoying themselves as they move through a variety of positions that might be considered slightly tame, but are never boring. The girls look great and there is a variety of positions and locales (we get action on blankets, in the bushes, and even underwater) to keep things sexy and interesting.
When Bigfoot finally does make his appearance, you can tell that his size is very intimidating. We’re talking, of course, about his huge Yeti schlong, a real knee-knocker that dangles like an elephant trunk sniffing for a peanut. No wonder Prudence is so enamored. She eventually manages to get close enough to learn Bigfoot’s secret and the two share some special tenderness. But those hoping to revisit some of the more controversial scenes of Walerian Borowczyk’s La Bête might be a bit disappointed; their intimacy remains on the tasteful side.
Overall, Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventure of Bigfoot has the nostalgic feel of an older sexploitation film, and boasts a cool comic book credits sequence that reminded us of the “Weird Tales”-ish comic books we enjoyed as kids. It’s a fun, low-budget film that delivers an entertaining mix of comedy, science fiction, and a decent helping of softcore sex. And did we mention it has a naked masturbating sasquatch? Yet another proud Canadian first!