Monday, November 23, 2009

30 ROCK: A XXX PARODY






I'm a sucker for porn parodies or sitcums, even though there are so few really good ones. But I keep renting them, because when a good one comes along it's worth the effort I put in sitting through the bad ones. I'm sorry to report that 30 Rock: A XXX Parody is one of the bad ones.

Whoever thought up the plot for this 30 Rock parody must have gotten confused and thought that they were doing the Not Seinfeld sitcum, since the movie is about nothing. The sparse plot revolves around trying to get better ratings for the show.

30 Rock: A XXX Parody has to rely on the characters to move the story along. You had better be familiar with the NBC 30 Rock characters or a lot of things in this movie may not make much sense. Also, be warned that none of the actors look very much like their real life counterparts.

Before renting this movie, I never bothered to check who was playing Tina Fey's part in 30 Rock: A XXX Parody. I should have known it would be Lisa Ann since she plays Palin in porn movies and Tina Fey played Palin on SNL, then of course logic dictates Lisa Ann playing Tina Fey. In my review of Letterman's Nailin Palin I said "Lisa Ann might look slightly like Palin (if you were drunk and squinted)", well to believe Lisa Ann is Tina Fey/Liz Lemon you would have to be drunk, squinting.....oh, who am I fooling, nothing will make you believe that Lisa Ann is Tina Fey. I knew Lisa Ann was bad in Letterman's Nalin Palin, but since that movie was so short, I thought maybe in a longer format she would improve. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. Lisa Ann obviously still thinks acting is "just wearing glasses".

30 Rock: A XXX Parody did have a few giggles here and there, but the best part of 30 Rock: A XXX Parody is actually a non sex role. Bishop plays the Tracy Morgan/Jordan character and he gets the same crazy lines and is the same crazy character that Tracy Morgan is on 30 Rock. Either Bishop really “got” his role or someone put a lot of effort into getting all the funny into this one character. I mean Bishop is laugh out loud funny and almost worth the cost of a rental, but just almost. I'm grading this one C-



30 Rock: A XXX Parody stars Lisa Ann, Amy Ried, Ashlynn Brooke, Ralph Long, Evie Delatosso, Lana Violet, Rebecca Linares, James Deen, Erik Everhard, Herschel Savage, Chris Cannon and is directed by Lee Roy Meyers.

13 comments:

Gore-Gore Girl said...

That's a shame. I don't watch 30 Rock (I don't watch any "series" type shows), so wouldn't have picked this up anyway, but still it's a shame.

I just bought TMSleaze, which comes with a neat little gossip magazine that's pretty funny. I hope the movie lives up to the mag!

X-Ray Specs said...

That's pretty neat with the gossip mag coming with the TMZ spoof. I've never watched more than a few moments of TMZ, but I can see how it would be easy to set up for a parody with sex scenes.

Hey, it's almost Thanksgiving. When will we be getting your Thanksgiving porn review?

I have your recommended Passions of Carol in my to watch stack, but will wait until sometime after Thanksgiving to watch it. No worry, I won't be reviewing it, but will look forward to your review!

Roger Feelbert said...

It's too bad that the movie's not very good, but in a stroke of meta-genius, Lisa Ann and Herschel Savage showed up on an episode of 30 Rock in which they incorporated a subplot of a porn version of TGS (the show within 30 Rock).

Pretty bold to have a network show indirectly advertising a porn....

Roger Feelbert said...

Whoops, just realized I shouldn't trust my memory.... Porn Liz on 30 Rock was Savannah Samson; Porn Jack was just some guy.

Too bad, the cross-promotion would have been slyly subversive.

X-Ray Specs said...

Hi Roger - Thanks for letting me know the two actors at the end of that 30 Rock. It went by so fast and was such a surprise ending that I didn't have time to focus on who they were.

I also think it was pretty cool that the real 30 Rock gave a nod to porn 30 Rock, even if they didn't use the same actors.

While 30RockXXX isn't a complete travesty (see my review of Not Gilligan's Island for a complete waste) the sex scenes are so long and the plot so short, I doubt that a classic porn guy like yourself would enjoy it very much. Still if you are a regular viewer of NBC's 30 Rock, you might still get a little kick out of it.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Wednesday is the day I will post my review - the Thanksgiving link is miserably tenuous, but the movie was fantastic, so I'm excited nevertheless.

Oh, and please do review Passions, if you want to - I would love to hear your take on it.

X-Ray Specs said...

Look forward to your review tomorrow.

Do you know when you will post your review of Passions of Carol. I can't decide whether to watch it before your review(so I won't be influenced) or to watch it after your review (so I can watch for what you think is important in the movie).

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Oops - totally didn't post my review. I've been rather busy. Oh well.

I'm not sure about the Passions review - probably mid-December, because I will be working on revising my essay about it. You could always watch it twice!

X-Ray Specs said...

Mrs. X-Ray had asked me last night and today about the review. Too bad, but I can understand, on holidays, most everyone is busy.

Any other recommendations for GOOD Christmas related porn features?

Gore-Gore Girl said...

Two that I know little about, but sound great, are Eve's Gift (a David Stanley movie - I just got it in the mail, so expect a review soon - I know it's not December yet, but what the hell); and the other is Spreading Joy, which I'm ordering soon. It's an oldie. Hopefully these will be good. Oh, and you can always try Tranny Claus, which I believe also involves little people.

X-Ray Specs said...

I'll wait for your review of Eve's Gift, since I've not had much luck with David Stanley movies. Carmen Goes South was great, What Are Friends For picked up about midpoint and turned out to be pretty good. Mouth got so boring I had to FF to get to the finish.

My rental company doesn't have Spreading Joy.

The guy on the cover of Tranny Claus looks like John Travolta to me!

Gore-Gore Girl said...

I love Mouth!! That's a shame you didn't enjoy it. I think David Stanley is awesome. "Melvin!!!!"

I plan on buying Spreading Joy (I think the delectable John Leslie is in it) so you can find out about it from my review some time this December.

X-Ray Specs said...

We are currently about 1/2 the way through Lust on The Orient Express which stars John Leslie. The movie is Aces, although it does have some of the dullest sex scenes.