The First Turn-On (1982) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski) and Tuna

This is yet another in the seemingly infinite series of early Troma sex comedies targeted at about a college-age crowd, although probably too unsophisticated for most people in that group.
At summer camp, the nature counselor and four campers end up trapped inside a cave. While they wait to be rescued, each recounts his first sexual experience. 


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 It's the usual low-rent production values combined with the usual lowbrow humor, and none of it is done very well.

Two passing items of interest:

  • This marked the screen debut of filmdom's resident hulking strange guy, Vince D'Ononfrio.
  • Sheila Kennedy, once a Pet of the Year, had two topless scenes.
There are numerous topless scenes from several women, although there is virtually no lower-body exposure of any kind. The following women showed their breasts:
  • Georgia Harrell
  • Heidi Miller
  • Sheila Kennedy
  • Kristina Wetzel
  • Lara Grills
  • Donna Winter
  • and some others unidentified

By our grading standard, the film would b an E or even an F without the nudity, graded as a comedy. On the other hand, graded as a titty flick, it has quite a bit of exposure packaged in a grade-b version of Meatballs, therefore managing to keep you from falling asleep between nude scenes. 

DVD info from Amazon.

  • no widescreen

  • no meaningful features

  • The DVD claims to be a digitally remastered directors cut, but is only slightly better than VHS quality.

Tuna's comments in yellow

The First Turn-on (1983) is a sex farce/tittie flick from Troma, based on the old summer camp cliche. Four of the campers and the nature counselor get trapped in a cave by a fart joke (one of them farts, which causes a cave-in), tell wild lies about their first sexual experience, then have an orgy. Meanwhile, there is a succession of  vignettes with an evil camp owner, a precocious camper, and stupid parents. Most of the humor is of the bathroom variety. There are a lot of women who show their breasts:

This marks the first performance from Vincent D'Onofrio, who went on in spite of this credit to a real career. Scoop commented a while back that he was through with Troma films, and I am beginning to feel the same way. Even restricting the genre to Troma sex farces from the 80's, this is a D- at best.  

The Critics Vote

  • none

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.0 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C as a titty flick, or an E as a youth comedy. (Tuna says D-)

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