Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)

Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)

“Anyone who can sing that much on her chest deserves a big — 69!”

Aspiring actress Candy Christian (Carol Conners) heads to Hollywood, where she is exploited by sleazy talent agent Johnny Dooropener (John Leslie).

Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:

  • Adult Films
  • Aspiring Stars
  • Dumb Blondes
  • Hollywood

Response to Peary’s Review:
Offensive in nearly every way, this adult comedy (directed by a woman!) is the ultimate “dumb blonde” movie, featuring a female lead so dense she allows herself to be sexually manipulated again and again without learning any better. Of course, this is all part of the inexorable “logic” of p. films — but as Peary notes, “[p.] filmmakers have got to figure out ways to get female characters into bed other than making them childish bubbleheads who can be talked into anything.” With that said, the movie does contain some moments of genuine humor, and is a relatively pointed satire on the difficulties of breaking into Hollywood.

Redeeming Qualities and Moments:

  • A fairly amusing spoof of the Gong Show (here called “The Dong Show”)

Must See?
No; you can skip this one


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