this was all really strange and dirty minded. but i had a "ball" (baw haw haw) anyway. i think that erotica and sexually explicit material is a fact of life and probably a necessity. what is it they say? if there wasn't porno most guys would end up raping everyone. knowing the testosteroned, out of control libido of most of the 21 yr. old males in this country, that's probably true. as for the rest of us who keep it in check because we are Christian, or modest or civic minded and concerned with reputation, porno is somewhat of an embarrassment and a tiresome pester. i don't think sex is evil, i just get tired of everyone putting so much damn emphasis on it. according to some (probably most) people, sex is the meaning of life. ZZZZZZZZ. so boring, and sooooo typical of everyone.
hence, i try to stay away from pornography. i've watched it, but it ultimately embarrasses me, and who wants to watch others flaunt their promiscuity like it's a gift to you or something.
be that as it may, i have a funny tendency to like porno sex musicals. dunno. i guess i love the musical genre so much, i pretty much will watch anything that's a musical. i also happen to like musicals that break formula. Rodgers and Hammerstein would probably self destruct in their graves if they saw some of the musicals i like.
'Cinderella 2000' is one of the very first in this iconoclastic form and in my opinion, one of the best. not hard to do since there aren't a whole lot in the first place. my favorite is 'Alice in Wonderland' with Kristine DeBell. i also thought that the X rated 'Cinderella' with Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith was better than this. but i like Al Adamson and i like anything this freak'in weird. and it was a lot better than the boring and stupid 'Nudie Musical' with that 'Laverne and Shirley' chick.
considering the non existent budget for this, it is really very elaborate. i mean, hey, it was filmed in Todd A-O, an expensive process, and the syncing of the music was as good as any major production. even though the costume design was El cheapo, Cinderella's ball gown was very pretty.
i'm not saying that i wasn't scared or afraid of some of this. the Fairy godfather was pretty creepy in that ugly Englishman sort of way, and the whole musical number "we all need love" was so weird it's given me nightmares for life. and the stepmother was rather ugly and bizarre. i'm glad she didn't strip. the whole thing with Roscoe the Robot singing "where do ah plug it in", made me want to start screaming and blow a brain fuse. definitely all pretty disturbing, but hilarious.
i also don't know why all the filthy schmucks who reviewed this kept screaming about that stupid Sherrie broad. the dumb bimbo only had a minor role and it wasn't impressive. the film's star, Catherine Erhardt was so much better and had a very nice singing voice. and yes, i read the booklet and Erhardt did her own singing as did Kristine DeBell in 'Alice'. so lets dispense with that doubtful nonsense altogether.
i'm sure this version would have freaked the Brother's Grim out. it freaks me out. for those who like to mix love with lust, and throw in a helping heaping of sexual shenanigans, this is the Cinderella story for you.
Review by johnstonjames from the Internet Movie Database.