IT’S NOT THE SIZE THAT COUNTS (1974)
aka Percy’s Progress
Article 4596 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Ralph Thomas
Featuring Leigh Lawson, Elke Sommer, Denholm Elliott
What it is: Sex comedy
When a military plane carrying a chemical weapon explodes, the water systems of the world are infected with a chemical that causes the entire male population of the world to become impotent. The only exception is Percy, the recipient of the first penis transplant, and he becomes the target of several people who have use for his gifts.
Apparently, PERCY was popular enough to merit a sequel, and here it is. I’ve already reviewed that movie, and though I certainly didn’t find it a good movie, it did have a couple of things going for it – it actually made an attempt to transcend its exploitative theme, and it had some decent music from the Kinks. This movie has neither one of those going for it. Oh, it does have an impressive cast in some regards; it also features Judy Geeson, Vincent Price, Julie Ege, Milo O’Shea and Bernard Lee. But it never really becomes anything more than an endless parade of double entendres and sexploitation, and that wears thin very quickly. The drug rendering the whole world impotent does add to the fantastic content, but it’s largely there to give Percy a whole new set of adventures. All in all, this is pretty bad.