“Plays like a John Waters mash-up of THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES and WEIRD SCIENCE”
-- Drew Phillips, LETTERBOXD
Between foundational gore-horrors like TWO THOUSAND MANIACS and THE WIZARD OF GORE, Herschell Gordon Lewis directed many softcore sex comedies. This includes HOW TO MAKE A DOLL — a gratuitous, slapstick, sci-fi sex fantasy featuring proto-VR and a tiny clown car! Tired of being a virgin, nerdy professor Percy Corly builds a giant computer that causes beautiful women to materialize out of thin air. After a few non-P.C. misfires, the machine produces a woman who says, “I am programmed to love only Dr. Corly!” Perhaps the most bizarro entry in Lewis’s equally bizarro career, HOW TO MAKE A DOLL deserves credit for basically creating the concept of virtual reality sex. Bravo!