#658 Zorro The Gay Blade (1981)

Let’s get this out of the way: Zorro The Gay Blade is not a good movie.

It’s a tiresome watch that although quirky at times rarely manages to make one laugh – that is unless an overacted, flamboyant gay characterisation and men wearing a drag still passes as a humour for you in 2017.

Zorro, a disguised Spanish nobleman fighting against the powers that be was a source for countless books, series, comics and movies from the 1920s on, but hasn’t been any part of the pop culture for the last 30 years or so. This, in addition to the movie being outdated when it came out in the first place underline its total irrelevance as a spoof.

80s-o-meter: 15%

Total: 22%