German title DREI
KESSE BIENEN AUF DEN PHILIPPINEN
[Three Saucy Bees in the Philippines]
Siggi Gotz (Siggi Rothemund)
starring: Olivia Pascal · Ursula Buchfellner · Christine Zieri (as Christine
Gianna) · Herbert Fux
Siggi Gotz, the director of THE
FRUIT IS RIPE and BEAUTIFUL
AND WILD IN IBIZA, comes this very odd German sexy comedy. Odd
because it's a screwball, slapstick sex comedy. And that's a combination
rarely ever seen.
Here's the basic story.
Gaby has a fight with her loser boyfriend. While complaining about him
to best friend Carmela, she gets talked into a vacation in the South Seas
[Manila, Philippines] to clear her head and forget the guy. Enroute, they
meet a collection of eccentric people. Among them is Christine [an obnoxious
tone-deaf twit played by extraordinarily busty Christine Zieri] and her
studious future husband Andreas, planning to get married at a mission
church run by bumbling Father Herbert, her brother. Other characters include
a dimwitted cowboy who always seems ridiculously clumsy around Gaby. There's
also Juanto, a very gay, very fat hotel manager. And - oh yes - a mischievous
chimpanzee named Jimmy.
instantly decides she wants the groom-to-be for herself, and starts a
campaign of dirty tricks to win him over. After trying some extreme tricks
(i.e., arranging for a group of Filipino prostitutes to seduce
Andreas) she eventually decides the best way to stop the wedding would
be to get the church closed down. The poor priest is put through hell,
along with the diocese bishop.
Much of the cast,
including Olivia Pascal and Herbert Fux, would launch a TV sketch comedy
series featuring a who's who of pop and rock groups called BANANAS.
With that popular show, Olivia Pascal would become a television star after
making a name for herself with a decade of sex comedies (SUMMER
NIGHT FEVER, THE
FRUIT IS RIPE et al) and erotic thrillers (Jess Franco's
CONVENT WALLS. She would remain in TV - one hit series after another
- for another 30+ years. As of this writing, she now stars in Die Berggefährten
[The Mountain Companions].
Her blond cohort here,
Carmela, is played by German actress Ursula
Buchfellner. For much of the '80s - after this movie - she used the pseudonym
Ursula Fellner while starring in genre hits like Franco's SEX
CANNIBALS and SADOMANIA.
Today, she also has found a home in television, most recently starring
in the Dahoam is Dahoam [Home is Home] series. Incidentally,
another co-star in this film is Christine Zieri. Shortly afterwards, she
changed her name to Dolly Dollar and has been a German TV staple for multiple
decades, known especially for her large breasts.
German film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; uncut (82 minutes);
for ALL REGIONS NTSC FORMAT; extras include Siggi Gotz trailers
Material/Strong Sexuality/Gay Theme:
Viewer discretion is advised.