Review – Television X’s Weird Science XXX (2012)

Before you maybe get all “yawn” about another porn parody, know this – Television X‘s Weird Science XXX (2012) takes contemporary trends in adult content production to delightfully new and fresh levels!! This five-part, web-based serial narrative is a perfect blend of modern form and campy nods to iconic source material, all pornified up in a package that’s just awesome.

Weird Science XXX is an homage to Weird Science (1985) wherein the boys of old – Gary and Wyatt – are actually just one adult dude, Danny. Our lovestruck goof (played by Danny D) spends his days fantasizing about his dream girl Lisa. In an almost perfectly executed throwback, Danny and his buddy attempt to make a computer simulation of Lisa; but, as 80s-era inspired capers would have it, they end up with way more than they bargained for.

Weird Science XXX cover

The resulting perfectly-perfect perfect woman “Tanya” (Tanya Tate), who Danny names after his favorite porn star, has a mind and mission of her own. In a very “be careful what you wish for” manner, this modern-day Kelly LeBrock creates all sorts of mischief and sexy situations that ultimately aim to foster Danny’s self-confidence.

It’s actually really heart-warming.

Here’s the series’ trailer:

 

 

Whereas the source material’s Lisa puts two awkward, horny teenaged boys in all sorts of stressful-yet-bolstering scenarios, Weird Science XXX‘s manufactured dream girl “manipulates” just one young man; however, unlike Gary and Wyatt (who only ever get a chaste kiss from Lisa), Danny gets a few more “adult” lessons from Tanya. But duh – this is porn.

In addition to getting some practice with his newly enhanced mega-cock (aside: holy fkkk does Danny D have an XL penis!!), Danny trains and boxes, works as a brave firefighter and as a woman dancer in a strip club, and acts the hero when armed criminals hold up his workplace. Throughout, Tanya keeps close watch in her own hilariously supportive way.

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(pictured: Tanya Tate – enhanced Lisa, classic pose)

I especially loved the clever Danny-is-now-a-woman-stripper (played in concert with Katie K) sequence. Danny wants to know how women think, so Tanya turns him into a lap dancer named Danielle. Danny/Danielle does an awkwardly hilarious rendition of some sort of pole dance ridiculousness and then refuses to give some dude customer his/Katie’s attention.

It was pretty dang funny, but there was more – not only did we eventually get a hott sex scene between Tanya and The Bad Girl of Britain, the embedded lessons of engaging women on a deeper level and having empathy for people working in sex work occupations were awesome.

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(pictured: Danny D and Katie K from Katie K’s blog – so awesome!!)

Weird Science XXX was really something special. It was a thoroughly modern production, but it also had so many homage-authenticating elements. From some epically cheesy special effects (water, fire, Danny’s penis extension – you name it!!) to the basic nature of the tale, Weird Science XXX evoked the same clever tenor I’ve seen recently in films like Revenge of the Petites (2012) and MacGyver XXX (2013).

And I’m not the only one who thought it was noteworthy – Television X recently received its first ever (!!) AVN Award nomination for Best Web Premiere. Nice!!

 

Weird Science XXX (2012)

With performances from Tanya Tate, Danny D, Katie K, Abbie Cat, and Keira Knight.

Directed by Dick Bush and produced by Andy P and KaizenXXX for Television X. Weird Science XXX originally aired in July, 2012 on Televison X. Watch all five episodes on Television X here.

Check out PVV’s Back Stories interview with Tanya Tate here. See also this delightful interview with Katie K here.

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(pictured: Tanya and Katie from Katie’s blog – cuties!!)

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“Classic pose” image from AVN here, others from Katie K’s blog here. Box cover image from Google.

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