Honey Buns (1973) – By Duane L. Martin

Harry is kind of a sad sack. He’s only had sex once in his life and even then he had to pay for it. He’s nervous as hell around women, his boss is a complete ass and the secretary in his office is teasing him sexually, which only makes him more frustrated. Things start looking up however when he meets a strange guy who calls himself The Magician. The guy gives him a pill, and tells him that if he takes it, all of his dreams will come true. Well, Harry thinks it’s some kind of a drug and refuses to take it at first, but that night he finally gives in and swallows it. After that, girls start appearing in his apartment. Not just any girls either, but girls who want to have sex with him. Unfortunately, just as he’s really getting into it, they disappear, leaving him completely frustrated. Can a girl named Right Guard (don’t ask) show him the secret to fulfilling his fantasies, or will The Magician’s magic pill only lead to more frustration? You’ll have to watch the film to find out.

I wasn’t expecting much from this film to be honest, but I got a pleasant surprise when I watched it. It’s actually quite a lot of fun, and Matt Hewitt does a great job of playing his sad sack character to the hilt, not just in a funny way, but in a way that actually makes you feel sorry for him.

The girls are attractive and the sex is pretty silly at times, but the one character who really makes this movie fun is The Magician, played by Harvey Whippsnake. It’s such a ridiculously vague character, and he’s got what is by far the funniest line in the film. When Harry meets him at the bus stop on his way home from work.

The Magician says, "Hey, why don’t we go for a walk? It’s too crowded around here."

Then they back the scene away and there’s nobody around there at all except for them. The whole thing is so ridiculous it’ll have you laughing.

Is the acting the best in this film? No, not by a country mile. Does it have a great story? Not really. Will it win an Oscar? No way in hell. Is it fun? Yeah, it actually is, which is why I can recommend it. It’s not cinematic genius, but if you’re looking for a good time, you’ll find it here.

If you’d like to find out more about this release from Synapse Film’s Impulse label, you can check out it’s page on their website here.