Holy crap, I'm so excited about a recent online find. Years ago, I saw a movie called "The Last American Virgin" on VHS. As I was in high school at the time, I enjoyed every minute of it. Over the past few years, I have periodically checked online to see if it was available on DVD and have always been disappointed. In fact, it wasn't even available on VHS. Recently, I checked again and lo and behold, it has come out on DVD! I ordered it without hestitating, for fear that I was imagining it. It should be arriving any day now and I just cannot wait.
For those who have never heard of it, "The Last American Virgin" is, in my estimation, the quintissential '80's teen movie. Juvenile humor, raunchy jokes, unrequited love, teen angst, it's all here, accompanied by the ubiquitous high school party scene and an unbelievably great soundtrack that features such 80's luminaries as Devo, the Cars, and even has the song "Oh No" by the Commodores (which you may remember from my post a few days ago). And, perhaps the best thing about the movie is that the female lead is played by none other than...wait for it...Diane Franklin! If you don't know who Diane Franklin is then, frankly, I question your knowledge of '80's films (you may not recognize the name but if you grew up in the '80's, I guarantee you'll recognize the face). Here's my recommendation if you're going to check out this film - don't read anything about it first. Don't google it. Don't read reviews. Don't even read the back of the box. Just get it and watch it. It's the only way to get the full effect. Going into it without knowing anything about it is the best way to enjoy it.