Movie Review: Zombie Strippers!

Remember when I heralded Jenna Jameson’s new movie “Zombie Strippers!” as The Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer? Obviously, my tongue was well in cheek when I wrote those lines but guess what? I saw the film last night & I’m happy to report it is as fun and full of campiness as could be hoped!

Granted, one must approach anything with this irreverent of a title with a certain attitude; an expectation of tastelessness, of gore & nudity, and probably plot holes the size of New Jersey. Check, check & check. But it’s also got decent FX, a storyline that goes in a different direction than is typical for such fare, and heck – even the acting is tolerable. Yes, EVEN JENNA – who’s zombified Barbie walk cracked me up every time I saw it. Just goes to show that the girl can take a joke – or perhaps tell one.

Our story revolves around the standard apocalyptic virus infestation. This time it’s an underground strip club run by Ian (Robert Englund), specifically his bevy of dancers (including Jameson & singer Roxy Saint [Pictured]) who begin to dine on patrons in between sets of hyperactive, mortified sultriness on stage. Due to the . . .ahem, illegal nature of his establishment (as well as the newfound profitability of the undead talent), Ian decides to just ‘clean up’ after the girls each night and ride this wave out. That’ll end well, right?

Jameson plays Kat, the veteran star dancer of the club, as well as the first to be gnawed on by a rabidly contagious defector from a secret military squad who’d been cleaning up experiments gone awry just down the street. The newly dead Kat becomes so popular with the club regulars that one by one her co-dancers join her – usually by choice, so as to share in the spoils.

Implausible – yes. Derivative of every other zombie film – not so much. In fact, writer/director Jay Lee should be applauded for avoiding the traditional & instead finding an amusing twist to a well told tale. While clearly not dealing with a mammoth budget, he does keep the theme in line with what EVERY fanboy is expecting yet still infusing some political & social commentary along the line for good measure.

Unfortunately, the stereotyping of many characters – especially the Mexican janitor – detracts from the more responsible subtexts within the film and is probably my biggest complaint with it’s execution. That aside, I did enjoy the show and recommend it to anyone intrigued (and not offended) by it’s title.

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