Totally awesome video game! Jeff tries to save the community center that doubles as a video arcade with the help from his friends against the dubiously motivated Joe Don Baker who wants to shut it all down. Will Billy Jack win the ski competition to save the school from the rival break-dancers?
Joysticks is arguably Greydon Clark's magnum opus. Its all of it. He threw every cheesy bad movie trope he could think of. Amazingly bad/awesome theme song? Check. Not so subtle phallic worship? Check. A nerd with a heart of gold who may or may not be packing heat? Check. Joe Don? Check. Boobs and then boobs on top of boobs? Check. Uncle Rico? Check. Valley girls who just love video games? Check. Filming without permits? Check. Everything is here.
While the plot is a fairly loose save the community center plot, there's just so much more here than that. Its a hodge-podge of 80's cheesy personalities with a flair of nothing matters but helping each other out He-Man morals. One might get sidetracked by the holy moly amounts of topless women but try to focus here. There's a ton more going on than some knockers. In fact, there is so much going on that you might have to watch this twice to really get all of it.
It's a mega-do from us and shouldn't be missed by anyone.
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Thank you Stinker Madness for bringing this gem of a film to me, it was "Totally Awesome Video Games." Not usually a fan of campy tits for teens, sexploitation whatever you wanna call them as apart from the tits they usually have no substance and are just cringy rather than cheesey, but Joysticks is in a league all on its own. Brilliant podcast, brilliant film, pure crap fun and 100% agreed the cast all kill it in this film, no cringe, pure cheese.