Cinema: Rushes: Apr. 5, 1982


Scrawl a bit of American Graffiti across the front door of Animal House and you have a rough idea of Porky's effect. It has some of Graffiti's sweetness of spirit, but none of its style or depth of feeling; it has some of Animal's raunchiness, but none of its loony anarchy. The title refers to a '50s bawdy house where six Florida youths search for sexual initiation, find humiliation, and then, by revenging themselves on its proprietor, achieve a sort of do-it-yourself rite de passage. The rest of the time they spend spying on the girls' locker room and recalling the...

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