Wednesday, March 16, 2005


ei Independent Cinema has made its reputation with a slew of softcore lesbian exploitation videos, usually featuring vampires or spoofing mainstream theatrical releases. The Johnny Crash-directed SPIDERBABE (2004) is one of the latter, a Mad Magazine-styled parody of Sam Raimi’s first SPIDER-MAN feature, but with a gender twist and tons of gratuitous nudity and simulated sex.

This feature-length parody, released under ei’s Seduction Cinema label, stars ei starlet Misty Mundae as Patricia Porker, high school science nerd-turned horny super-heroine. The cast is rounded out (pun intended) with most of the studio’s stable of silicone-enhanced sirens: Julian Wells, Darian Caine, and Kelli Summers, among others. There are some guys in there, too, but who cares, really? The story follows that of the movie it’s spoofing faithfully, and some of the jokes are pretty funny. It does get a little tedious as it goes on, however.

The two-disc Special Edition includes both R-and-Unrated cuts of the movie, interviews with the stars, a music video, outtakes and a still gallery. There are also deleted sex scenes, several behind-the-scenes featurettes, and trailers for dozens of other Seduction Cinema releases.

BUY: Spiderbabe