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The Erotic Adventures of Zorro - Film Review

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by Alexander Dermer (subscribe)
Alex is a freelance writer, retail worker, short film maker, an avid lover of The Arts and always willing to explore.
Published July 7th 2012
"The First Movie Rated Z" with a tagline that lame, how could you possibly resist?

The plot of The Erotic Adventures of Zorro remains relatively faithful to its original source, you know besides all the sex. We follow Don Diego de la Vega as his alter ego Zorro by night and acting as an overly gay man by day. Although slow at the beginning, the film really kicks off as Don Diego de la Vega finally arrives in a small California town run by a megalomaniac magistrate, who is over taxing the already poor. Anyone who goes against the magistrate's orders are dealt with severely, leaving only one man left to save the day, Zorro.

For a film that I literally had zero expectations for, The Erotic Adventures of Zorro was a pleasant surprise and one of the better examples of softcore sexploitation spoofs during the early 70's. When it came to the erotic parts of the film, the frequency was less than I would of liked; however these few tent rising moments were certainly enough to make up for many of it's short comings. Aside from one example where I couldn't tell if the actors were particularly bad at fake sex or someone had a belly button fetish.

As well as the birthday suit scenes of the film, the comedy is another great aspect that keeps The Erotic Adventures of Zorro firmly on its feet. The humour of course isn't particularly intelligent, with gags such as Zorro cutting the letter Z onto a villains behind, and unsubtle innuendo of the word "cock", but with the title that this film carries, who would honestly think otherwise?

At the risk of being assassinated by a bombardment of middle-aged women, The Erotic Adventures of Zorro is dare I say more enjoyable than the generic Hollywood romp staring Antonio Banderas. With surprisingly detailed sets and costumes, constant brain numbing humour and deliciously raunchy sex; this is quite easily the best fun that can be had with the masked vigilante up on the big screen.

Overall, The Erotic Adventures of Zorro is must see for fans of 70's sexploitation and generally worth a watch for those who are non prudish and age appropriate.

Just one piece of advice, turn your brain off at the door.


OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) rating:

You can purchase the DVD at Amazon or Something Weird
A legal download of the film is also available at Something Weird.
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