His endorsement is probably the only reason anyone hears about this movie now. Monika was also a cover girl for Witchcraft magazine 'the monthly chronicle of horror,Satanism and the occult' which juxtaposed articles on the inquisition and witch-hunting with pictorials of nude models and man wearing goats heads! Much more lighthearted than Sex Express, The Sexplorer updates sci-fi themed nudies like The Nine Ages of Nakedness and Zeta One to the naughty 1970s. I absolutely forbid it' like an irate film-censor. She's got turned onto permissiveness now keeps up with the pace,she's the interstellar traveler of love'. Lang-born Gordon Langhorn-was a trumpeter by trade who played on the Beatles White Album and even had a whiff of top ten success in the late fifties.
Aliens from Venus land their spaceship slap bang in the middle of Piccadilly Circus,but their arrival comes with more of a whimper than a bang,as their spaceship is nothing more than a minute silver sphere which unceremoniously lands in a puddle. In a strip joint someone buys her a drink, which turns her green after she consumes it and causes her to grow a big green Afro. This was Monika Ringwald's only lead role,though for a limited actress to put it mildly Monika's career brought her some diverse work. There's a general cheap and dirty feeling to the proceedings, with scenes set in massage parlours and sex cinemas; Ford no doubt felt most at home in these surroundings and admittedly the scene-setting works well. Scenes between them are like a flashback to the Ford scripted oldie Saturday Night Out in which a sailor has an affair with a bohemian girl and finds it difficult to cope with her eccentricities. When she first appears she is completely naked, and lucky for her, she appears in the kind of gym where everyone else is naked too. There's not much to say about it, and it doesn't have much going for it other than nudity.
Throughout the movie, there is a voiceover of the protagonist - who has her hair cut into a helmet-like shape - speaking with some guy, perhaps her boss, discussing whatever's happening to her. . It nudges up against comedy throughout, but is never funny or insightful. The most enduring aspect of The Sexplorer though,remains its theme song which the late Don Lang belts out on the soundtrack several times. She lands in London's seedy Soho district where she has ample opportunities to research sex on Earth.
Given these brushes with the occult,you might wonder if she sold her soul to appear in a Derek Ford film. While good looking, Ringwald has a sometimes hard to understand German accent and seems to have been blessed with only two facial expressions-boredom and confusion. The story sees German actress Monika Ringwald playing an alien in human form, who wanders Soho naked looking to soak up new experiences. But why should I sexplain the plot, when Don Lang does it so much better? Much more lighthearted than Sex Express, The Sexplorer updates sci-fi themed nudies like The Nine Ages of Nakedness and Zeta One to the naughty 1970s. I'm not sure if such a gym exists on planet Earth, even in the crazy '70s, but whatever. The story of a lifeless,slightly 'distant' girl lost in a foreign land and surrounded by peculiar Englishmen seems as much Monika's story as it is the Sexplorer's. Firstly the campy settings, the non-existence of special effects and the funny cliché type personnel in the film gay sex photographer, greedy sex show guests etc.
Ultimately appearing in The Sexplorer never made Monika Ringwald a star and in 1978 she retired from showbiz to marry a car dealer. A shame, then, that the attempts at comedy are so forced and laboured, and that Ringwald has zero acting talent. The film opens with an alien craft arriving in Soho. To learn more about our ways, they send one of their own in a simulated human body that just happens to be a hot blonde. Secondly the hilarious humor thrown in at all points e. Alongside farcical misunderstandings and more nudity than you can shake a 'large probe' at,the film's funniest and freakiest moment finds Monika being offered a drink in a strip-club which has the side-effect of turning her green from head to toe complete with spray painted Afro-wig. The story sees German actress Monika Ringwald playing an alien in human form, who wanders Soho naked looking to soak up new experiences.
All of which makes it tempting to view The Sexplorer as an in-joke parody of her career. A turn of events that gets the voice of the sphere into a huff,whining 'decease forthwith it's dirty. Aliens from Venus land their spaceship slap bang in the middle of Piccadilly Circus,but their arrival comes with more of a whimper than a bang,as their spaceship is nothing more than a minute silver sphere which unceremoniously lands in a puddle. The most enduring aspect of The Sexplorer though,remains its theme song which the late Don Lang belts out on the soundtrack several times. Given these brushes with the occult,you might wonder if she sold her soul to appear in a Derek Ford film.
A shame, then, that the attempts at comedy are so forced and laboured, and that Ringwald has zero acting talent. While on the surface it looks like a single-joke movie alien is mistaken for sexy foreign girl and inspires reprobate reactions like 'you Scandinavians don't beat about the bush, do you' The Sexplorer is actually one of Derek Ford's better sex comedies with his self-penned script showing an uncharacteristic amount of inventiveness and wit. The Sexplorer is a fast-moving, light hearted story which takes a look at our earthbound sex customs and morals, with comedy, beautiful girls and hilarious sexual situations. Found this one by chance when it was mentioned on a special interest forum. Monika goes on to scare a man by entering a urinal and eyeing his 'large probe' while her attempts at directing traffic in a high street are met with the seemingly genuine- amusement of onlookers.
Judging by all the movies I've seen, the '70s were a time as foreign to us now as the planet this girl is supposed to come from. The nice guy takes her home, where she travels through time apparently to encounter the mean one, who takes her to a sex show and tries to have sex with her in a room full of balloons. I will not spoil anything here but give one comment: to feel love anyone needs a heart. The woman meets a nice guy and a not so nice guy. As is the case with most of Ford's seventies output The Sexplorer also exists in a longer, hardcore version with additional pornographic footage shot by Derek behind closed-doors in Beeleigh and Maldon in which Miss Ringwald presumably got to research 'emotional involvement'-as its referred to in the film-in much greater depth. Low comedy for sure, but at least it hits its mark. Here Yorkshire's answer to Bill Haley serenades The Sexplorer with 'she's the girl from Star Ship Venus,she's arrived from outer space,and she's landed on our planet just to watch the human race.
It is so negligible most viewers probably won't even notice it. There's a general cheap and dirty feeling to the proceedings, with scenes set in massage parlours and sex cinemas; Ford no doubt felt most at home in these surroundings and admittedly the scene-setting works well. A long time exponent of sex and horror cinema, Derek Ford crafted his two 1975 films around the persona's of two little known starlets. As one character remarks-'she's bloody green as a traffic light'. Things really go pear shaped however when Monika's friend in the silver sphere equips her with a 'full range of sensory organs' which has the unintended effect of causing her to roll around naked allot. You will know when having seen the film recommended. But thirdly — and mostly — what I did not expect: the real sweet and romantic love story evolving throughout the film's episodes.