Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters
“Have you ever heard that little voice inside you say that there’s more to life than slamming another woman to the mat with incredible force?”
We continue our journey through the depths of Troma’s catalog this week with Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters, which contains two reliably Troma staples:
- The movie’s cover is a beautiful, buxom woman who appears nowhere in the film.
- The movie rips off a better known source but sprinkles in a lot more self congratulation and jokes about bodily functions.
Here we have the minds behind the scenes ripping off Woody Allen’s What’s Up Tiger Lily? If you don’t know that movie, a simple summation should suffice: Allen took a Japanese spy film and dubbed new dialogue and sound effects over the action.
That’s a pretty great way to make a cheap movie. Charles Kaufman seized upon this and decided to do the same. Since Charles Kaufman is the man who wrote and directed When Natures Call and not the man who wrote and directed Sleeper, the results are less than stellar.
Litmus test time: here’s the film’s signature joke. “What is brown with holes in it?”
If your response was “Swiss shit”, congratulations, that’s right. Now tell the joke about a dozen more times and you’re basically reenacting a large portion of the film.
That violates copyright laws. You could go to jail. (But I won’t tell.)