“I’m gittin’ wid’ it, Carole! A really zooty, cash ‘n booty, funky and booty razzmattazz!”
A horny Jewish-Italian cartoonist (Joseph Kaufmann) has a series of adventures with lowlifes in New York, and tries to get laid by a busty black woman.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Animated Features
- New York City
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this “semi-autobiographical”, “X-rated animation feature by Ralph Bakshi” possesses some “well-drawn” characters, impressive backgrounds, bizarre humor, and a creative mix of live action and “superb” animation. With that said, your enjoyment of the movie will ultimately hinge upon your tolerance for its litany of hyper-sexual “grotesque characters”. While Peary argues that this flick “is much more palatable than Fritz the Cat,” I actually believe the latter should be considered must-see for its historical relevance, while this one can be skipped.
- Some truly far-out animation
No. While Bakshi’s films are worth a one-time watch for their unique place in animation history, Fritz the Cat (1972) is a better candidate as “must see” given its status as the first ever X-rated animated film.