a short film by Jamie Donahue
2004 | 10 mins | US
›› Billy's Dad is a Fudge-Packer
a 1950s public service film, double entendre style
Billy's Dad is a Fudge-Packer by Jamie Donahue Laced with more double entendres than a host of Carry On films and complete with a tongue-in-cheek narrative from D C Douglas, here writer and director Jamie Donahue takes us back to the 1950s to deliver a spoof styled b&w public service announcement that proudly proclaims that Billy's dad is a fudge-packer!

And he is! Working hard all day at the local candy factory, busy supervising all the men under him, whilst his darling sweetheart with the ample assistance of Betty the grocer's wife, a woman who is more than happy to service the needs of the local girls, gets ready to receive her man with his favorite dish of meat and two veg. But wait, what's that I hear? For could it be Billy about to ask his father the burning question that all boys of his age want an answer to. Namely, will he be a fudge-packer when he grows up? Only time will tell on that one Billy, but oh what a subject for discussion on careers day!

Yes you've guessed it, for this parody of the educational films of the period has clichéd jokes abounding left, right and centre. All of which works well, given it is but a send-up of the wholesome image of the traditional '50s family unit and inparticular the view as was then, of a woman's place in society. Thankfully the cast play the whole scenario 'nudge-nudge, wink-wink' style, lapping up the seemingly endless series of sexual innuendoes and visual gags. Politically correct or incorrect - you decide, but it sure makes for yet another entertaining entry from the good folks at www.powerupfilms.org.
available on DVD as part of the Power Up Films catalogue - 'Girls on Film 4' release
screened as part of the 19th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2005
starring: Robert Gant, Cady Huffman, Alex Borstein, Gina Rodgers, Spencer Daniels
dedicated to the memory of Greg Kidd
Copyright 2008 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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