“I have made love to many fine ladies from the lowliest bus station skank to the classiest most sophisticated, educated, debutant, high society… bus station skank.”
In 1998, Lorne Michaels and his Saturday Night Live cronies did the impossible. They took a sketch that consisted of nothing more than two douche bags bobbing their heads to the beat of an embarrassingly shitty 90s song, and turned it into a feature length movie. A Night at the Roxbury took its $17million budget, and almost doubled it in box office receipts. So it’s no wonder that Michaels felt bullet proof enough to bring another paper thin SNL character to the big screen with, The Ladies Man.
It might be the beginning of a new millennium, but Leon Phelps (Tim Meadows) is firmly stuck in a cartoon version of the 70s, with his massive afro, flared, pastel suits and antiquated notions of masculinity being based solely on making sweet love to as many women as possible. A pursuit he tries to aid the rest of the world in with his middle of the night radio show. (more…)