The kids we follow are part of the football team and the cheerleading
squad. They battle each other, a rival school, the football coach, the math
teacher, and any other suitable target for their teen angst.
While not the best example of the rather crowded genre of raunchy teen
comedies, The Pom Pom Girls was a pioneer. It came two years before Animal
House and six years before Porky's. It featured Robert Carradine some
eight years before he became the head nerd in Revenge of the Nerds. Much of
the film is familiar teensploitation fare: food fights, old tunes, older cars,
and a James Dean style suicide/chicken scene, but there is one original bit
where our heroes steal a fire truck and attack the opposing team with the fire
hoses. There is also plenty of flesh from attractive, silicone-free women.
Jennifer Ashley, Lisa Reeves, Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith, Susan Player and
Diane Lee Hart show breasts and buns in a locker room scene, and Susan Player
shows breasts having sex in the back of a van twice. .
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: