In honor of our two-year anniversary, this week we take on 1993’s artificial insemination comedy MADE IN AMERICA, another cinematic classic from Richard Benjamin, director of past episode highlights MARCI X and MILK MONEY. Whoopi Goldberg stars as a single mother who learns 18 years after the fact that–horror of horrors–her sperm donor was obnoxious white car salesman Ted Danson! And she may be falling in love with him! Let’s just say this is not a Spike Lee-level look at race relations in mid-90’s America, although Will Smith is around to to perpetuate offensive gay stereotypes. So just how bad is this movie? Wait until you hear co-host Luke’s rating, a first for our podcast. His hatred for the Benjamin is strong.
On this week’s episode, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! celebrates its one-year anniversary by taking on another comedic catastrophe from MARCI X director Richard Benjamin: 1994’s MILK MONEY, in which a horn-dog 12-year-old boy attempts to set up his father with the prostitute he has hiding in his tree house. And did we mention the potential lovebirds are played by the seriously sexy Ed Harris and Melanie Griffith? Yes, this is a film that actually exists. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.