Zorro, The Gay Blade

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"Zexy, Zany, Zensational!"
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 6.2  (4,802)
  • 52

Zorro, The Gay Blade is a 1981 comedy film directed by Peter Medak and starring George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, and Brenda Vaccaro. The movie is a parody of the Zorro films and television series, and follows the story of Diego Vega, the son of the legendary Zorro, who takes up the mantle after his father is injured. However, unlike his father, Diego chooses to use flamboyant flair in his persona, as he assumes the role of "The Gay Blade".

The movie begins with the introduction of Diego and his father, Don Vega, who is injured during an attack on his home by the evil Colonel Esteban. Diego takes up his father's sword and mask, but instead of the typical black attire, he dons a vibrant rainbow-colored costume, complete with ruffles and flowers. But while his flamboyant persona is meant to be a joke for the audiences, Diego is determined to defeat Colonel Esteban and rid his home of corruption.

As The Gay Blade, Diego quickly gains the support of the townspeople thanks to his fearless actions and flamboyant flair. He saves the life of the beautiful socialite Charlotte Taylor Wilson, who becomes his love interest. Charlotte is initially turned off by Diego's flamboyant persona, but soon finds herself drawn to him when she discovers his true dedication to fighting corruption and saving their town.

Throughout the film, Diego faces challenges from the corrupt Colonel Esteban and his henchmen, who are determined to put an end to The Gay Blade once and for all. But despite the odds against him, Diego remains determined to defeat Esteban and restore peace to his town.

One of the highlights of the film is George Hamilton's performance as Diego/Zorro. He delivers a hilarious, over-the-top performance, perfectly embodying the flamboyant, yet heroic character. Lauren Hutton plays Charlotte with grace and charm, providing a perfect match for Hamilton's character. Brenda Vaccaro also delivers a strong performance as Florinda, Esteban's henchwoman, who brings a comedic edge to the film.

The movie's humor is largely derived from its parody of the traditional Zorro films and television series. The film's sense of humor is often slapstick and silly, but it's also clever and witty, poking fun at the popular Zorro franchise while also creating a unique and entertaining story.

Ultimately, Zorro, The Gay Blade is a fun and entertaining film that blends action and comedy in a unique and entertaining way. While it may not be for everyone, fans of slapstick humor and the Zorro franchise will enjoy this funny and lighthearted parody.

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