Miss March: Generation Penetration
Review by Jack Foley
MISS March: Generation Penetration has to rate as one of the most repulsive films of the year… if not of all-time!
A teen sex comedy cum road movie written, directed and starring Zach Cregger and Trevor Moore, of little known US cable TV comedy act The Whitest Kids U’ Know, the film is a crass, vulgar and, quite frankly, pathetic excuse for a comedy that offers no laughs and nothing to entertain.
When Eugene Bell (Cregger) falls into a coma instead of into bed with his virginal High School sweetheart Cindi (Raquel Alessi), he wakes up four years later to discover that she’s now a Playboy centrefold.
Before he has chance to properly recover, he’s whisked off to Hugh Hefner’s mansion by Playmate obsessed best friend Tucker (Moore) in search of an explanation.
En route, the boys hook up with a pimp-turned-rapper named Horsedick.MPEG (Craig Robinson) and must stay one step ahead of Tucker’s ex-girlfriend Candace (Molly Stanton) who wants revenge for being humiliated and stabbed in a sexual experience that went horrifically wrong.
If the above sounds funny in a puerile, gross-out kind of way, then think again. The film doesn’t even really manage to do what it says on the label.
Adolescents anticipating some cheap thrills courtesy of busty Playmates and laddish dick jokes may be sorely disappointed to find that the film even fluffs those!
Rather, it’s more concerned with stooping to ever more depraved levels with jokes concerning epilepsy (and its impact on sex), poo (a central character’s inability to maintain bowel control in light of having been in a coma) and sexism (women being trophy-like objects of desire, lesbians or just plain whores).
Hugh Hefner crops up to deliver sage like wisdom in the form of every girl has an inner bunny, while a Playboy bouncer gets to utter the wasted phrase “sorry, but it really sticks in my craw when people disrespect women”.
But coming from a film that pretty much goes out of its way to disrespect anything remotely intelligent or approaching entertainment, this feels like a half-hearted attempt to atone for what’s gone before.
The film, like its central characters, are beyond redemption and if the talentless Cregger and Moore never make another movie, it still won’t compensate.
Running time: 90mins
UK DVD Release: March 1, 2010