I’m in a jungle girl frame of mind these days, and Tarzana was a lot of fun. Now, don’t expect it to be more than what you would expect in many ways. Tarzana is a little girl lost in the jungle that grows up hot, talks to animals, runs around as nature intended and finds herself being chased / rescued by a party of people with varied intentions. For every scuzzball that wants to capture her to sell back to her parents, there is a hero–and KEN CLARK is on the hunt to be the good blond dude / superspy in the jungle.
Monkey refusing clothing? Check.
Monkey clapping when Tarzana takes off clothing? Check!!
Me being surprised when a voice whooping out a WOOOOOOAAOAAOAOAOAOOOOOOOOOOO emerges from behind my pants zipper when Tarzana runs, swings and bathes in the nude? CHECK!
Ken Clark being awesome? Check.
Femi Benussi being awesome? Check.
And yes..there is a scene that made me think fondly of Laura Gemser trying to “make contact” with a native ala Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals. Minus the clitoral rotations. When Franca Polesello realizes the best way to say FRIEND to Tarzana is by pulling out her Jungle Jugglies…I’m a happy happy man.
Tarzana. It’s what you expect…with way more breasts.
Director Guido Malatesta made many great movies. Tarzana isn’t one of them, but it is a ton of fun!