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H.O.T.S. (1979)

R | | Comedy | May 1979 (USA)
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College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, ... See full summary »

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W. Terry Davis (original idea), W. Terry Davis (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kiger ... Honey Shayne
Lisa London ... O'Hara
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Teri Lynn
Kimberly Cameron ... Sam
Mary Steelsmith ... Clutz
Angela Aames ... Boom-Boom Bangs
Marjorie Andrade ... Conchita
Cece Bullard Cece Bullard ... Debbie
Karen Smith Karen Smith ... Candi
Robyn Martin Robyn Martin ... Brandy
Lindsay Bloom ... Melody Ragmore
K.C. Winkler K.C. Winkler ... Cynthia
Sandy Johnson ... Stephanie
Marilyn Rubin Marilyn Rubin ... Jackie
Constance Carlton Constance Carlton ... Pi Girl
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College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, plenty of fraternity boys and even a house-keeping robot. Can the girls of H.O.T.S. overcome the scrutiny of their unliberated student counterparts and the University Administration as they unknowingly become the focus of bumbling crooks? Written by Eric Kopstain <e-kopstain@nwu.edu>

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Some like it H.O.T.S.!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T&A Academy See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The pi sorority house was located at 314 s. Plymouth. 3.14 happens to be the value for the Greek letter pi. See more »

Quotes

Melody Ragmore: Everyone knows what H.O.T.S. stands for, and it's disgusting!
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Connections

Referenced in Hardbodies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Watermusic Suite #2 In D, HWV 349 (1. Alla Hornpipe)
(uncredited)
by George Frideric Handel
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Let's hear it for Vestron Video!!
4 July 2003 | by Anonymous_MaxineSee all my reviews

You know, I really have a problem with movie lists. I was reading Maxim magazine a while ago and they had a list of the 50 Greatest B-Movies of all time, and knowing me, I of course have to go through and watch them all and write reviews of all of them. This is why you see reviews of movies like Gator Bait and Barb Wire and Coffy on my list. So I noticed H.O.T.S. at the video store the other day and recognized it from Maxim's list of the 50 greatest B-movies, and I decided to rent it and check it out. My only consolation is that I rented it because I recognized it from a list of B-movies, so I already knew it was going to suck.

Given the type of movie that it is, I can't say that H.O.T.S. is a total failure, since it is nothing more than a late 70s T&A film, and it never pretends to by anything else. The only place where it strays widely from its objective is in a ragged subplot involving a couple of ex-cons who have stashed a lot of stolen money in the house that the self-named H.O.T.S. move in to, because this subplot has absolutely no place in the movie. Despite the fact that the rest of the movie is as well, this subplot is completely superfluous and unnecessary.

The story is based on a couple of rival sororities at the beloved F.U., which exists as one of those Universities that contains a grand total of one sorority until the rejects form their own in order to get back at the snobs in the other one. This new sorority, Help Out The Seals (H.O.T.S.), is a sorority supposedly based on helping seals (the seal subplot is another one that doesn't really belong in the movie, and little attention is paid to the meaning of that name beyond having a seal running around here and there throughout the movie).

This is going to sound weird, but there was actually one scene that I was pretty impressed with in this movie. One SHOT that I was impressed with, I should say. About midway through the movie, one of the girls in Pi, the rival sorority, is pouring alcohol into the punch, and she pours some for herself in a glass and drinks it. Oddly enough, what she does as she drinks that alcohol reminds me of something that Charlie Chaplin would do, which really brightened up the movie. Obviously, nothing in this movie comes close to anything that Chaplin ever did, but that shot alone raised my score for the movie from a 2 to a 4.

As a whole, however, the movie is exactly what you would expect it to be, a lot of people running around looking for excuses to take off their clothes (I liked how the remove-one-piece-of-clothing-for-every-score in the football game at the end was one of the GIRLS' ideas. Riiiiiiiiight…), and not much thought is put into much of anything else. There is, for example, a scene early in the film when a couple of the Pi girls pour hot sauce into the refreshments at a H.O.T.S. party, accidentally getting caught in an incriminating photograph (the girl taking the picture didn't realize that she photographed them at the time), although the photograph never comes up for any reason later in the film.

I've seen movies like this before, it's kind of like Gator Bait but without the violence and the rednecks and Coffy wasn't far off. Even Barb Wire is much the same, just with a bigger budget and more silicon. Thankfully, Maxim's 50 B-movie list contains only a few more comedies, because while these cheesy teen T&A films are entertaining every once in a while as bad movies with the occasional semi-nude scene, after watching H.O.T.S. I think I've decided that I like the bad horror movies better than the bad comedies. I'd rather watch a lot of terrible actors pretend to be scared than pretend to be funny.


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