The film made enough money upon its release that its executive producer, Harold Greenberg, built his Astral Communications empire on its profits. It spawned 2 dreadful sequels and has enshrined itself as the most reviled film in the Canadian canon. The reviews at the time of its release were so harsh - Variety called it "astonishingly vulgar ... has to be seen to be believed" - that Porky's has been dismissed as an aberration, a bad joke; however, given the vulgar comic extremes of later films such as American Pie, the juvenile, foul-mouthed humour of Porky's seems more like a harbinger of things to come.
Written and directed by American Bob Clark, who was working in Canada during the tax-shelter years, it won the GOLDEN REEL AWARD for the highest-grossing Canadian film of 1982. Porky's features a young Kim CATTRALL in an unenviable role as a gym instructor known as "Lassie." She would later achieve stardom as the sensuous Samantha in the popular series Sex and the City.
Author WYNDHAM WISE
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