I Am Admitting that I've Seen This Movie...
The JuRK | Our Vast, Cultural Desert | 12/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"...but it was late at night and on HBO and no one saw me.
Actually, I've seen several of these movies on latenight HBO. Same cast, same cheap production values, same excuses for sex scenes. The release date for this one was last August so the movie's simulated sex scenes appear a bit more graphic than others (but these aren't the kind of movies you watch from beginning to end, normally, so I don't know if that's true).
But don't get excited: by "more graphic," I mean they're a little closer to a porn movie but still safe enough for HBO.
When I saw the title on my guide, I remembered the final 1960's Beach Party movie, THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI, an awesomely-horrible Sixties flick that starred Deborah Walley, Nancy Sinatra and Boris Karloff. Was GHOST IN A TEENY BIKINI a parody?
While TEENY BIKINI is a parody of INVISIBLE BIKINI (if you're wondering why characters sing those incredibly lame songs, that's why), this movie is still a lame latenight HBO skin flick. The acting is bad (these are real porn stars, aren't they?), the jokes are horrible, and the movie ends abruplty--like they just ran out of money. All two hundred dollars of it. Where's the heroine in peril scene? Where's the slapstick fights and chase for the finale? Where the heck is Tommy Kirk?
This is what happens when someone sets out to make a parody of an awful movie...and ends up making something worse. But with hot naked chicks in it.
What kind of scale could anyone possibly use for this?
It is what it is.
Great fun to watch
K. W. Forsythe | Colorado, USA | 09/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This whole series of films from Retromedia, of which "Ghost in a Teeny Bikini" is one, are actually great fun to watch and much better than I expected out of this type of movie. They are soft-core porn films, so there are all the expected nude scenes with beautiful women, love scenes, fake sex scenes, and so forth. Nothing new there. They are very much soft core, so they have none of the explicit hard core type shots, which makes them more viewable by a general audience (these are movies that my girlfriend would sit and watch with me and enjoy). But what makes them interesting is that they actually have a great tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about them.
The films don't take themselves too seriously or try to be something other than what they are; which is refreshing. In many of these types of movies, the "movie" is usually some really bad filler that tries to just fill in the gap between sex scenes. Not so in this series of movies from Retromedia. The "filler" in these movies is actually fun to watch just on it's own merit.
The cast in this series of films, which for the most part carries over from film to film, such as Nicole Sheridan and Evan Stone, are obviously having fun doing what they're doing. I was immensely surprised and impressed by Evan Stone, who is a hard core veteran, and the sense of humor and Jim Carrey-ish physical comedy that he brings to these films; who knew?. He's just great fun to watch. Nicole Sheridan, as well as being just beautiful to look at, also is clearly having fun playing some of the silly roles that she plays in the series, such as Jeannie, the ghost in the teeny bikini, and so on.
I would highly recommend this whole series of films. "The Erotic Dreams of Jeannie," The Bikini Chain Gang." "The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful," "Bikini Girls from the Lost Planet," "Ghost in a Teeny Bikini," are all part of this series with much of the same core cast (a few actors differ from film to film). When watched as a group of films together, with the core cast moving from one silly premise to another, you can see the great sense of humor of the cast that comes through time after time.
Erotic as snapping a mouse trap down on your ping ding.
Dymon Enlow | 04/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The picture looks good...other than that GIATB is just another standard softcore skin flick: low production values, horrible "script" filled with lame jokes, over the top acting, painful musical numbers and worst of all only one of the five females that get naked you would actually want to see naked.
For anybody who's keeping count there were five straight scenes and one lesbian scene. All snoozers and apparently directed by somebody with the sex drive of a wet carrot."
Pretty funny stuff
Jason E. Shultz | Cottonwood, AZ USA | 02/17/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I actually liked this movie. My wife and I can watch it together and even she thinks it's pretty funny. Yeah, it's a soft core porn flick. But, it's something a couple can watch together and both can enjoy it. There's a whole series of these movies as one of the other reviewers wrote.
The acting is pretty over the top. Whether that is on purpose or by accident, I don't know. But, it does keep the whole experience pretty light hearted."