UNDERRATED COMEDIES: THE GOLDEN AGE OF BONER JAMS

'82-'86. A virtual high school of hilarity.
  1. THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) Ha ha just kidding! I’ll start the list off with the kingslayer of the genre. Though it has all the elements of a classic boner comedy, it’s perhaps the most depressing laugh riot of the ‘80s, showing its young audience a harsh truth: love is hell.
  2. JOYSTICKS (1983) Legendary exploitation filmmaker Greydon Clark distills everything great about the 1980s (punks, nerds, valley girls, wild fashion, and Pac-Man) into one video game-fueled, late-night partyblast.
  3. HARDBODIES (1984) Three middle-aged dudes visit California to have a sexy time at the beach but quickly learn that what they have won’t cut it. Enter scammin', jammin' Scotty Palmer and his total-rager-of-a-buddy Rag to help out. This sex comedy is one of the best of the bunch, bolstered by Vixen briefly performing their hit Computer Madness.
  4. HOT MOVES (1984) Hot Moves is an amateurish mess but has a laid back charm and vintage Venice Beach & Hollywood Blvd authenticity that’s hard to resist. Private School star Michael Zorek leads a pack of young horndogs that makes a pact to lose their virginity by the end of summer. Yep, the classic boner jam plot.
  5. MEATBALLS PART II (1984) They say you can tell a lot about a person based on their favorite Meatballs movies… and I’m a Part II fan all the way! Though this entry in the franchise eschews total sex to focus on camp hijinks and inspired lunacy (it’s rated PG like the similarly themed and equally great Oddballs), it’s still a total ball.
  6. WEEKEND PASS (1984) Like many Crown International comedies, Weekend Pass is unremarkable but pleasant, existing as barely passable entertainment to fill late night cable or drive-in triple bills. But this film’s one claim to immortality is a totally killer theme song.
  7. DELIVERY BOYS (1985) Oh boy do they deliver! Antics and calamities abound as a break-dance crew moonlight as pizza delivery boys. Or pizza delivery boys moonlight as a hot break-dance crew. I guess it could go both ways. If you’ve been dying to see a combination of Loverboy (1989) and Breakin’ (1984), this is the movie you need in your life.
  8. FRATERNITY VACATION (1985) The ultimate sex comedy cast: Tim Robbins, Fright Night’s Stephen Geoffreys, Valley Girl’s Cameron Dye, Walker Texas Ranger’s Sheree J. Wilson, Hamburger The Motion Picture’s Leigh McCloskey, Married With Children’s Amanda Bearse, Re-Animator’s Barbara Crampton and (holy shit!) John Vernon! Nerds! Frat dudes! Bikinis!
  9. LOOSE SCREWS (1985) This is THE ONE, the ultimate cinematic embodiment of the teenage male, the boner comedy distilled down to the bone, every moment sexualized to a new height of hormoned hilarity with terrible puns & phallic one-liners. Jaw-dropping!
  10. HAMBURGER: THE MOTION PICTURE (1986) Fellow Hamburger-file Zack Carlson describes it best: “It’s a relentless storm of grease, gags and gratuitous nudity, peppered with countless chunks of ‘80s insanity, burger-based rock anthems and what is possibly the most racist fart joke to ever invade a VCR.”
  11. Spring Break (1983) - All I remember is they get crabs and someone belly flops into a pool.
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