Staten Island Summer

The teen sex comedy was once a major box office draw. During the 80s, movies like Porky’s and Revenge of the Nerds grossed millions despite the fact that most teen sex comedies told the same basic story. The formula was simple: male virgin seeks deflowering, preferably with the help of his hard-partying chums and at the hands of the community’s most desired woman. Armed with this familiar premise, whose roots reached back to English Restoration theater, a writer could forgo the usual story and character development and spend most of his time concocting gags and comic set pieces. Continue reading >>