Live Action: Petticoat Planet

June 10th, 2004

And now for something completely different….

While in Dallas for A-kon, I was subjected to, erm, enjoyed watching, a remarkably bad movie that I wanted to share with you all, because misery shared is misery halved. :-)

Petticoat Planet is not an anime or manga, but it definitely has yuri content and it’s so utterly tacky that it’s quite charming.

The basic premise is that, on a frontier (and by frontier I mean that everything is sort of wild-west-ish) planet, all the men have died, leaving the women alone. The Mayor and the Sheriff have a steamy, yet lame, relationship, but poor straight girl Lilly longs for a man. Ta-da! Steve Rogers crash lands on the plant and finds that all the women are fighting over him. Steve turns out to be a space garbageman, which is perfect for this movie. In the end, he and Lilly leave together and the Mayor and Sheriff return to their bizarre approximation of sex.

This movie is cheesy in every possible way, including but not limited to, dialogue, costume, sets, dance (snort) choreography and plot. Theres is no doubt that Sheriff Sara runs this town with an iron fist, and possibly thighs, but the lesbian “sex” is laughably awful and goes nowhere. The people I was with called it “rubbing sex” and left it at that. It’s just as obvious that the men (who all died in a “mineshaft” accident,) were gay and that the “Mineshaft” in question was a gay club.

This movie is perfect late-night MST material and the Sheriff and Mayor are brilliant. Mayor Delia’s line about “Gimme a bottle a’redeye and a crazy straw!” made the movie for me.

So, while this is NOT yuri anime or manga, it is yuri, erm…softcore dreck, and if you have my low tastes, you’ll enjoy it. :-)

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3 Responses

  1. Serge says:

    Steve Rogers??!! What’s Captain America doing there? A Garbageman?! I guess secret Gov’t. created SuperHeroes fall on rough times, too.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well, he was looking for a Spacely Sprocket, see…

  3. He was, too – “Petticoat Planet” did not discriminate in the many, many things it ripped off. :-)

    Spacely Sprocket…snort.

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