3 March 2019 | jadavix
Good fun for Walker fans
"Tiffany Jones" was a return to straight sexploitation for Pete Walker, who spent most of the seventies making the horror b-movies he is best known for.
Tiffany Jones is apparently a comic strip character. The opening credits feature shots of the comic strip - and an awful theme song.
"Zirdana - Eastern Europe" says the title. This... country (?) is apparently a dictatorship. The president of Zirdana arrives in England, according to a news report Tiffany Jones watches, while wearing a skimpy towel.
She's a model.
The movie provides some nudity at about the fifteen minute mark, with Tiffany in the bathtub.
She is tasked with doing an ad for Zirdana's tourism.
She is made to stand topless in front of Zirdana's evil president.
The president falls in love with Tiffany.
She is a surprisingly plucky, intelligent character, who is able to fend off his advances with her mind.
She is also effortlessly sexy, and doesn't mind appearing in a state of undress.
Tiffany is summoned to a photographer's studio, and the actor who plays the photographer is someone I recognize from other movies, though I'm not sure which ones. Is he one of the Hammer actors?
The photographer takes Tiffany's photo, but really he just wants to interrogate her about her work with the president. He's "Zirdanian" and wants to kill the dictator.
The photographer is actually a member of Zirdana's deposed monarchy.
Tiffany Jones provides not one, but two bathtub scenes.
In another scene, Tiffany is strapped to a gurney by a group of terrorist chefs. She is in her lingerie, until one of the chefs cut her bra off, while discussing different culinary methods of torture.
The beautiful Tiffany displays her talents again when she is able to convince a chef to swap places with her, and claim she has run off.
Tiffany then joins forces with the chefs, to help them overthrow the President.
While sneaking around, Tiffany encounters two middle aged American diplomat types, who apparently don't mind sharing a room, or appearing naked in front of each other. Luckily, Walker has the intelligence to know we don't want to see nudity from these senior citizens, and doesn't show any. Tiffany does give us a shower scene, though.
There follows a delightful scene in which the President eats lunch outdoors with many beautiful models, all of whom disrobe.
The "conclusion", or at least the final scenes, become pretty muddled. I guess Walker tried to tie up the nonsensical plot, but I admit I stopped paying attention for the first time during the last bits.
But, you know what? I still recommend "Tales of Tiffany Jones". It is exactly what we love Pete Walker for: he knew he wasn't making great art, or even legitimately good movies. He was just trying to have fun. And he invited the viewer to join him.