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7/1/18 Episode 108: Hardbodies 2 (1986)

Listen to the Let's Watch A Full-Length Movie on YouTube podcast and watch Hardbodies 2 (1986), embedded above, at the same time. Start with the podcast. Click here to launch the podcast in separate browser tab.

This sequel has nothing to do with the original, Hardbodies (1984), which took place in Southern California and had a surfer named "Fraggle." Here we're are on the beaches of Greece, which, as the opening credits aggressively inform us, there are topless sun bathers. Like Truffaut's Day for Night (1973), Hardbodies 2 (1986) is a film about shooting a film, albeit a teen-sex comedy about filming a teen sex comedy. The actors portraying actors behave the same as the characters they portray in the movie within the movie. Only character actor James Karen seems to have fun, probably because he got a free trip to Greece.  First time I've "meta" a meta-film I didn't like.

Entourage fun fact: Ari's wife, Mrs. Ari, appeared in the non-existent sequel, Hardbodies 3.

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