Dr. Snuggles and friends return for episode 45 of Get Soft, your guide to the truly astonishing world of softcore films, and the world’s number one podcast on that subject!
It's the finale of Get Soft’s Bikini Summer Summer, as we take on 1997’s Bikini Summer III: South Beach Heat! This time the action moves from LA across to Miami, and the plot goes from oddly ambitious in the last one to what might charitably be described as threadbare. Jamie, a makeup artist for a bikini contest, ends up competing, even though she insists she’s more interested in painting than posing and doesn’t have the body for it anyway. Given Jamie is played by actual former bikini model Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst, you can probably guess where it’s going. What you might not have seen coming is the scummy undercurrent of homophobia (through what is honestly a very offensive caricature) and uncomfortable sexism (although probably the sexism might be sort of expected, who knows). It’s a weird one, but if you start watching a series you simply cannot not watch every film. It’s the law.
Also, everyone’s favourite, Jim Ether joins us, and for some reason this episode is 2 and a half hours long. It’s not entirely clear why.
And, we look at the life and career of star and associate producer Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst! She was in Sherman Oaks, she was a member of the Swedish Bikini Team, and she had guest spots on a bunch of TV shows ranging from fondly remembered (Married...with Children, Get a Life, The George Carlin Show) to barely remembered (Top of the Heap, Rachel Gunn R.N., That Was Then). Also she was the titular Lisa in the video for Pauly Shore’s hit (?) single Lisa Lisa in 1991. We listen to it. It’s worse than you remember.
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