Porky's

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Porky's is a 1981 coming of age film about a group of horny teenagers in 1954 Florida. Extremely raunchy for its time, it set a precedent for other raunchy teen comedies and was the highest grossing Canadian movie of all time for around 30 years.

Usually considered one of Bob Clark's best movies.


Tropes used in Porky's include:
  • Affably Evil: For 1950's Florida at least, Porky has a custom made pink car and cops on his payroll.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Every guy in this movie except for a few older characters (like the elderly principal for example).
  • All Women Are Lustful: Just like above, every girl in this movie is horny except Ms. Balbricker.
  • Badass: Porky is referred to as a "Bad Ass Redneck".
  • Battleaxe Nurse: Balbricker.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: "Anthony Tuperelli affectionately known as Meat".
    • "My God, the boy's deformed!"
  • Deep South: Half the movie takes place in the swampy Gator ridden backwoods of Florida.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Ms. Honeywell's nickname is Lassie because during sex she howls loud enough to disrupt a class.
  • Large and In Charge: Porky.
  • Never Live It Down: How Ms. Honeywell got tagged as "Lassie."
  • Platonic Prostitution: Cherry Forever (that's her name) doesn't get paid to have sex but to help with a prank.
  • Scary Black Man: Subverted, He's only scary in the context of a prank, in reality he cracks up and has a good time alongside the boys.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: The plot revolves around the guys trying to get Edward "Pee-Wee" Morris Laid.
  • Teeny Weenie: Where Meat got the bigger end of the spectrum, there's no secret what Pee Wee's main problem is. Even the prostitute they hire can't help but crack jokes at his expense.