South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s second live-action feature film (following 1993’s no-budget but all-chutzpah musical, Cannibal! The Musical) features Parker himself as Joe Young, a good-natured Mormon missionary who just wants to spread the good word and marry his fiancee, Lisa (Robyn Lynne Raab); in order to raise money for the latter endeavor, he’s talked into appearing in a piece of adult entertainment by renowned pornographer Maxxx Orbison (Michael Dean Jacobs). Soon, Joe is a superstar in the porn world for his performance (so to speak) as Orgazmo, a crimefighting superhero dedicated to truth, justice and complete sexual satisfaction via his secret weapon, the Orgazmorator. When Lisa disapproves of his newfound fame from such a morally questionable profession, Joe prepares to quit, but life starts to imitate art when his sweetie is kidnapped by Orbison to ensure Joe’s participation in a full-blown Orgazmo franchise. The one-joke premise gets old even before you expect it to, but Trey and Matt are so eager to please (and, as always, come across as the number-one fans of their own material) that you can’t help but stick around ’til the end (or is that the “climax?”); the NC-17 rating seems more like an obligation due to the basic premise rather than a necessity, as there have been at least three dozen South Park episodes that are more “offensive.” The big question is: Have we really seen the last of Neutered Man?
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