February 8, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

I have several guilty pleasures but perhaps my guiltiest is lame sci-fi movies from the fifties and sixties. Last night Beth was out, I was tired, the kids were in bed. So I settled in with a pizza, a cold beer, and Voyage To The Planet Of The Prehistoric Women.

I told you it was a guilty pleasure.

The premise of Voyage To The Planet Of The Prehistoric Women is pretty simple. Astronauts visit Venus and find a tribe of prehistoric women. Except they're not really prehistoric. They're hot. Or what passed for hot in the early sixties. In Italy. Because that's where this was filmed. English was dubbed and clearly an afterthought. The sad thing is that 20 minutes in I realized I'd actually seen Voyage To The Planet Of The Prehistoric Women.

I'm not sure what it is about these bad movies that I love. Maybe it's the antiquated vision of the future, model spaceships hurtling into outerspace, strings clearly visible, and narration about the wonders that lie in front of us.

I'm realistic about it. Voyage To The Planet Of The Prehistoric Women was a suckfest. It was a terrible, terrible movie. The director should have been shot and the special effects people lobotomized. But, hey, it made for a good Tuesday night.

What are your guiltiest pleasures?

Posted by Chris at February 8, 2012 7:58 AM

Guiltiest? Let's not pry too deeply. ;)

Funniest? I love hair metal. I want to be Bobbi in Warrant's Cherry Pie video. I don't care that it's demeaning to women, I think the video's hilarious.

Posted by: alektra at February 8, 2012 8:11 AM

I can't stop watching those murder shows. I would never read true crime fiction, but I can't get enough of that shit on TV. Dateline Mystery, Snapped, Deadly Women, The First 48, City Confidential... I don't know what that says about me. :-)

Posted by: Fraulein N at February 8, 2012 9:24 AM

Star Trek in all its incarnations. My wife doesn't get it. I can spend an entire day (usually those I am sick) watching back to back episodes of TNG for 10 solid hours.

As I read your entry, I was put in mind of the current movie "Hugo" which may covertly answer why you like those old Sci-Fis. :)

Posted by: Martin at February 8, 2012 9:52 AM

Cookies, hockey, and Star Trek:TNG.

Posted by: Brad at February 8, 2012 9:56 AM

Debbie Gibson.

Posted by: COD at February 8, 2012 12:44 PM

People magazine... from the grocery store checkout :)

Posted by: Sue R at February 8, 2012 1:50 PM

I LOVE prison shows. It's kind of embarrassing but if I'm in charge of the remote (which is rare!) I love watching any type of prison or jail shows where they interview the inmates. Very guilty pleasure...I know.

Posted by: Jenn at February 9, 2012 6:54 AM

I was going to say "Warrant records" but alektra beat me to it. I'm hoping for tickets to their show on 2/23.

Posted by: Brooke at February 9, 2012 12:35 PM