BlogTalkRadio uses cookies. By using our services, you're agreeing to our Cookies Policy. Got it

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

PORKY'S: How the Raunchy Comedy is Responsible for the #MeToo Movement

  • Broadcast in Movies
80s Movie Guide

80s Movie Guide


Follow This Show

If you liked this show, you should follow 80s Movie Guide.

Porky's (1981) took '80s audiences back to the '50s -- truly. It was a masive hit with audiences (mostly teen boys) laughing it up at the pranks, ribbing, and hijinks of a bunch of Ft. Lauderdale teens who take on a redneck strip club owner in the next country -- and that was the problem. The objectification and degradation of women for a laugh influenced others (mostly teen boys) to copy the behavior for a laugh themselves. Film critics Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts, Gen Z, look through the peephole at how the definitive teen sex comedy sparked decades of sexual harassment.