Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gwendoline (1984): Outrageous Adventures in the Kingdom of Women

Gwendoline
It seems there are a million versions of this film.  The one released in North America back in 1984 was called The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak and was cut for time and content to comfortably attain an R rating.  The version that I watched and am reviewing is simply called Gwendoline and is sixteen minutes longer... which means more boobies.

Gwendoline features Tawny Kitaen who everyone remembers from that Whitesnake video where she basically humps the hood of a Jaguar.  No?  Well, she also doesn't wear her seatbelt and it looks very dangerous.  Anyway, this is the first time I've seen her in a movie and her acting abilities surprised me.  She's never going to win an Academy Award but she was definitely better than I thought she would be.  I think Zabou Breitman is the hotter of the two ladies, though.

The plot of Gwendoline is worthy of its B-Movie classification.  It begins with Gwendoline (Tawny Kitaen) being kidnapped after she shipped herself in a wooden crate to China in an attempt to find her father after he disappeared searching for an elusive species of butterfly.  As she is being sold to the owner of a shady casino, Willard (Brent Huff) climbs through the window and kills all the bad guys in the room to collect a gambling debt.  Gwendoline immediately falls in love and she and her companion Beth (Zabou Breitman) somehow convince this rascal to escort them to the dangerous and mysterious Land of the Yik Yak to find the missing entomologist.  After deserts and jungles, the three of them come upon the legendary Land of Yik Yak - a society of scantily clad women warriors ruled by an evil queen who wants Gwendoline's life and Willard's seed. 

"I will turn the laughter of these slaves into wails of torment!"
 Gwendoline is certainly not a great movie, but it is a decent one.  It's a campy cult film with a nude Tawny Kitaen; a fun, mindless bit of action and romance worth watching to pass the time.  This is another film that I don't think is worth hunting down, but it's worth checking out if you happen to come across it.  If you have a thing for Tawny Kitaen however, this may be the greatest movie ever made.

Violence Rating:  2.5 out of 5
Booby Rating:  4 out of 5



And here is that Whitesnake video.  If you look closely, there's a nip slip at 2:19.




See all of Zabou's nude scenes at MrSkin.com!


See all of Tawny's nude scenes at MrSkin.com!


Gwendoline
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26 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

I love Tawny and a good boob rating.

Lissa Lycan said...

Haha, I can't believe I've never caught that in the video before!

D4 said...

Alright, I've got a question. Where would one 'happen to come across' these movies? Blockbuster is non-existent here, I won't find these on redbox or anything, I doubt. Is there some cable channels I should pay attention to? I've searched a bit, and the ones I'm really interested in I can only come across in certain shady ways.. Not that that's an issue, but then the ones like this one that are just 'decent' you know? Is there an answer here?

BTN Hip Hop said...

booby rating is all

Shutterbug said...

Who's that hot shirtless dude in the screenshot? ;)

Bart said...

lol that movie looks awesome i think i should check it out. as for the whitesnake song, fucking awesome! i like that 1.15 min part of hte song

**Hype.Planet** said...

Nice movie. Thanks for sharing this :)

Rob said...

Love that song, totally stoked to see it on this post as well lol, I've gotta check this movie out.

GADAFINY said...

great post thanks for sharing

Astronomy Pirate said...

Yik Yak? They didn't put to much thought into this movie at all.

meandmythinkingcap said...

2:19 :) You guys need to grow up! What if she didnt wear bra

Colin Biano said...

This looks my kind of movie :D

thenitefalls said...

haha more boobies = more fun :D.

I saw that boobie pop out when she was riding that car ;)

MuteMath Fan (& news junkie too!) said...

Haven't heard of this before now... I could guess why.

G said...

great booby rating - I'm there

Jay said...

yay for boobies!

Kicking Rocks said...

Reminds me a little of Indiana Jones, but with boobs. Great nip slip!!

Major.Mack said...

another good one. Nice look ;)

ed said...

boobies! oh wait, male boobies?

Trey said...

Ah yes, I fondly remember this film from my youth. And by film I mean Tawny Kitaen's nudity therein.

CandleintheDark said...

This is hawttt. I dont care if there is a plot or not!

Aaron M. Gipson said...

Tawny Kitaen came into prominence around the time I hit adolescence. Man what a ride... I had no idea this film existed, I shall proceed to scour the Internets for it.

And on a side note I did watch mystics in Bali this weekend, and it was absolutely phenomenal! I think it pretty much had everything you are looking for in a good foreign grind house flick. I wish I could send you my copy...

Zombie said...

Boob count must be off the charts!! lol.

hoaks2 said...

I love it. The problem is, this would have been better as a 60's b movie. The 80's are too.... 80's...

sundersartwork said...

You don't need to go on obscure websites to watch this stuff, it's all on youtube. I saw this last month uncut. Fans put them up. The movie was made to cash in on the fantasy genre that was popular at the time (Krull, and all those star ship movies..ultimate star fighter). The film is campy, but i liked the set pieces and it had a charm to it. Tawny Kitaen has fallen on hard times recently , unlike other middle ages former pin ups who have re invented themselves as character actors or as sexy mums in tv shows and movies she got involved in drugs. Shame really, because she is not that bad of an actress and could probably be doing some tv movies.

Bersercules said...

Awesome nip slip!

Humanities greatest achievement: the pause button!

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