Kim’s colleague rips off her skirt in this .gif
Although Animal House is the grandfather of the genre, Porky’s, released in March of 1982, kinda kicked off the mid-80s golden age of youthsploitation films
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (August, 1982)
Risky Business, My Tutor, The Outsiders, Spring Break (1983)
Revenge of the Nerds, Sixteen Candles, The Karate Kid (1984)
Better Off Dead, The Breakfast Club, The Sure Thing, The Goonies (1985)
Ferris Buehler’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, One Crazy Summer, Stand By Me (1986)
Did you know … the writer/director of the lowbrow Porky’s (Bob Clark) also directed and co-wrote the screenplay for the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story?
The rest of his career was nothing to brag about. It hit its low points with Baby Geniuses (screenplay/director) and Baby Geniuses 2 (director), which are two of the 25 worst-rated films at IMDb. Baby Geniuses 2 is second from the bottom, rated lower than Manos! I guess Clark had exactly two good stories to tell, each probably semi-autobiographical, based on his own memories of growing up in the late 40s and early 50s.
* Although the screenplay for A Christmas Story is based on the anecdotes of Jean Shepherd, Clark co-wrote the screenplay, and obviously related to it. He was born in 1939, and would have been about Ralphie’s age in the 40s, when the story took place.
* As far as Porky’s goes, Clark created it from scratch, and he would have been the age of the protagonists in 1954, when the story takes place.
After he told his two personal coming-of-age stories, he was totally out of material. After those, the only other project he created from scratch was a terrible buddy cop movie called Loose Cannons, which was obviously Clark’s attempt at an artificial genre film, as opposed to the genuine personal reminiscences that he was actually good at.
He passed away in 2007, but A Christmas Story continues to be watched and cherished by many people every December. (Including me.)