For adult-rated movies, sex and comedy go together like football and cheap beer. You can have one without the other, but each feels slightly incomplete without their counterpart.
Sex comedy is a popular subgenre that originated in the 1980s with classic films like “Caddyshack” and “Risky Business.” Both movies were career-starters that overflowed with raunchy humor. Recently, director Judd Apatow has laid some claim to the category with his blockbusters, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” But it’s hard to think of sex comedy without thinking of a certain father-son duo and a severely molested apple pie.
After the ridiculous success of the “American Pie” movies, the creators are bringing 20-something males a new sex comedy, “The Pool Boys.” Their new film, seemingly inspired by “Risky Business,” follows two cousins who endeavor to pair an temporarily empty mansion into a brothel teeming with beautiful women and satisfied customers. When young boys are strapped for cash, the escort business seems to be a go-to solution.
“The Pool Boys” is also reminiscent of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and “The Girl Next Door.” These other comedies depict young, somewhat awkward and unlucky men who desperately need to make money fast, so they make a haphazard foray into adult entertainment. After all, sex sells – no matter what medium or variation.
“The Pool Boys” offers a promising cast of rising stars. Newcomers include MTV’s Brett Davern, model Sheena Lee, Spanish language Univision reporter and Telemundo star Patricia De Leon and Efren Ramirez, whose face viewers usually recognize as Pedro from “Napoleon Dynamite.” The newbies are accompanied by vets Matthew Lillard, Tom Arnold and “Twilight” evil vampire, Rachelle Lefevre.
The film made its On Demand TV premiere October 3, 2011, on TimeWarner Cable, FiOS, Comcast and Dish; and is now available for immediate viewing. Check out “The Pool Boys” trailer at www.ThePoolBoysMovie.com.