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Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)

20th Century Fox released Zorro: The Gay Blade on July 17, 1981. Peter Medak directed the film starring George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, and Brenda Vaccaro.

‘Zorro: The Gay Blade’ Plot Summary

Zorro: The Gay Blade takes place in 1840’s Los Angeles, California, Mexico. The wealthy landowner, Don Diego Vega, learns of his late father’s secret that once upon a time, he was the masked folk hero known as El Zorro. In a letter, dad tells Diego that it’s every Vega man’s duty to fight for the people. So, Diego adopts his father’s persona. However, when Diego injures his foot in an escape, he asks Ramon, his very gay, long-lost twin brother, to replace him as the heroic bandit. Ramon, now calling himself Bunny Wigglesworth, agrees, but he does so in his own flamboyant style.

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20th Century Fox released Zorro: The Gay Blade on July 17, 1981. Peter Medak directed the film starring George Hamilton, Lauren Hutton, and Brenda Vaccaro.

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  1. A comedy classic, in my opinion. The gayness jokes are over the top, especially by current standards, but there’s plenty to laugh at in this movie. Lauren Hutton’s complete lack of acting ability does not pose a problem. This hilarious sendup of the Zorro movies is almost matched by Hamilton’s very funny “Love at First Bite,” which lampoons the Dracula films. Some favorite “Gay Blade” lines:

    Zorro, after slashing his trademark Z on a wall: “Do you know what this is?”
    Peasant: “Si, senor, it is the number 2.”

    Guard, to Vega’s mute servant, who is wearing a bear costume: “Where is your invitation, Senor Beaver?”

    “I am Don Diego from San Francisco!”
    “I am Don Francisco from San Fernando!”
    “I and Don Fernando from San Diego!”
    “I’m Luis Obispo from Bakersfield.”

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