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Monday, November 19, 2012

Hot Summer in the City (1976)

  • Lisa Baker
  • Bruce Darcy
  • Linda Hoffman
Virginal, god-fearing beauty Debby (Playboy Playmate of the Year 1967, Lisa Baker) returns home after a date with her fiancé to discover her mother indulging in a three way sex session. Understandably shocked, Lisa flees into the night, only to be kidnapped by a gang of black militants who make her their sex slave.

"Summer In The City" (The Lovin' Spoonful), "Light My Fire" (The Doors), The "Good Vibrations" (Beach Boys), "Everlasting Love" (Carl Carlton), "I Can't Help Myself" (The Four Tops)—just a few of the classic pop/rock hits that appear without the artists' or record labels' permission on the soundtrack for Hot Summer In The City, the 'roughie' that Quentin Tarantino once called "The Greatest Porno Ever".

With its retro soundtrack, impressive 70s poster art, cool blaxploitation trappings, stunning female lead, gritty audio and grainy video, and explosive violence—and especially considering its overall obscurity—its not difficult to understand how QT would go gaga for Hot Summer In The City, but to be honest, the film really isn't deserving of such high praise: the envelope isn't pushed far enough to satisfy roughie addicts, and I imagine that most exploitation fans will soon get bored by the endless hardcore boning and lack of retribution (I was hoping and praying that Debby would eventually get all 'One-Eye' on her captors; instead, she happily accepts her role as honky ho).


Anonymous said...

Damn, wish i saw the screenshot lol, send them to

Anonymous said...

Offended people? Yikes.

Well, those offended people shouldn't go to my site at all, but I also reviewed this movie a little while back for those interested:

SelfScience said...

Yeah, thanks GGG. I posted some very explicit pictures from this movie. lol

lisa baker fan said...

Interestingly enough, in the full version of the movie you learn that what triggers Debby is not just seeing her mom participating in a threesome, but seeing that one of the men involved is her fiance's Dad!

lisa baker fan said...

Also, for anyone interested I've started a Blog dedicated to this movie and anyone interested can check out the link to it in my profile. In addition to covering every aspect of the movie, IN also working on writing a fan fiction sequel to the movie for those who might be interested in the aftermath of the movie's ending for Debby, Duke, and the remainder of his gang.